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Posted November 29, 2016

RAPID CITY, S.D. (BRAIN) — Strider Bikes has announced dates and locations for its 2017 Strider Cup, a national Strider Bike racing series for toddlers and children.

Posted in North America
Posted November 29, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Spinlister — a peer-to-peer system that matches bike owners with people who want to rent bikes — is launching a program to help bike shops rent out bikes.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 29, 2016

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Australia-based compression clothing brand 2XU has named Brian Anderson the president of its North American subsidiary. 

Posted in North America
Posted November 29, 2016

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Praxis Works has appointed Antoine Berte to the newly created position of European sales and marketing director. The company said the creation of the position was in response to increasing global demand for Praxis' line of cranksets, chainrings, wheels and bottom brackets.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted November 29, 2016

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The U.S. Senate on Monday passed H.R. 4665, the Outdoor REC Act, which would instruct the Department of Commerce and federal land management agencies to provide statistics on how the outdoor industry, including bicycling, contributes to the U.S. economy. The legislation, which the House passed earlier this month, now goes to the president's desk.

Posted in North America
Posted November 29, 2016
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BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Camber Outdoors is launching its first-ever fund drive Tuesday in partnership with #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving. The organization joins other bike-related non-profits, including Trips for Kids, which has participated in Giving Tuesday for several years.

Posted in North America
Posted November 29, 2016

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Argon 18 has opened its first international office, which comes as the Canadian bike brand begins sponsoring and supplying the Astana Pro Team, the first World Tour team that the company has supplied. The new office is Busnago, Italy. 

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted November 29, 2016

DENVER (BRAIN) – Seattle-based Action sports retailer evo has opened its new store in Denver.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 28, 2016

CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Mission Sports Group, a marketing company founded by former pro racer Michael Engleman, is now handling marketing and logistics for Tyler Hamilton Training and Tyler Hamilton himself.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted November 28, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International is taking submissions for the best published triathlon article and photo of the year, and best event and product videos of the year. The nominations are due by Dec.

Posted in North America
Posted November 28, 2016

LEVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Distributions Lyncée will begin distributing Onza tires to Canadian IBDs starting in February.

Posted in North America
Posted November 28, 2016

MENDHAM, N.J. (BRAIN) — Van Dessel Cycles has launched a new website allowing customers with pricey carbon wheels or carbon cockpits to integrate those components into bike builds, giving dealers greater flexibility to complete builds.

Posted in North America
Posted November 28, 2016

RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — KHS Inc. has hired Jerry Vanderpool as its new rep for Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. He is based out of Boise, Idaho.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted November 28, 2016

LONDON (BRAIN) — The Mail on Sunday is reporting that the British cyclewear brand Rapha is in discussions about a possible purchase by the luxury goods company LVMH, the owner of Louis Vuitton and other brands.

Posted in International
Posted November 28, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Portland-based distributor Cyclone Bicycle has restructured its sales and management staff as the company said it is expanding its focus on exclusive brand partnerships.

Posted in North America
Posted November 23, 2016

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley has hired Ken Sheldon as a sales rep for Upstate New York. Sheldon, who officially started this month, has more than 20 years of sales experience in both the bicycling and skiing industry.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted November 23, 2016

WESTPORT, Conn. (BRAIN) — Following a secondary stock offering this week, Compass Diversified Holdings, the former majority owner of Fox Factory, now owns just 14 percent of the company.

Posted in North America
Posted November 23, 2016

BEND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Knight Composites has hired Tyler Robertson as its director of sales and marketing. Robertson will direct sales team expansion, as well as head up global marketing initiatives for the company.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 22, 2016

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Former mountain bike world champion and Liv Cycling ambassador Leigh Donovan is launching a new instructional video series: Intermediate Mountain Bike Skills 201, the follow-up to her Mountain Bike Skills 101 series.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted November 22, 2016

BURNABY, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Rob Moore, the director of engineering for Race Face and Easton Cycling, has died at 46, the company said. He died Sunday of an aggressive form of melanoma cancer, surrounded by his loved ones. He is survived by his wife Catherine and their three young children.

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