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Posted October 10, 2017

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — WCUP, a Belgium-based sports nutrition brand, is upping its commitment to the North American market with the hiring of a U.S. brand manager, Sean Kneale, and the appointment of a U.S. marketing communications firm, Tim Jackson's PowWord Communications.

Posted in North America
Posted October 10, 2017

POOLE, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — UK-based Muc-Off has announced a minimum online advertised price policy for the U.S.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP
Posted October 9, 2017

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Giant Las Vegas held its grand opening last weekend at its store just off Highway 160, which serves as the southern entrance to Red Rock Canyon and Cottonwood Canyon, two of the most popular riding areas in the Las Vegas region.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 9, 2017

NELSON, British Columbia (BRAIN0 — NRG Enterprises will take over Canadian distribution of Benno Bikes, effective immediately.

NRG's network of sales reps will start selling Benno with Canadian price lists, booking programs, and demo bikes.

Posted in North America
Posted October 9, 2017

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle has renewed its broadcast agreement to stream the DVV Verzekeringen Trofee and Soudal Classics cyclocross series, Europe's premier cyclocross series, live on the brand's website, trekbikes.com.

Posted in North America
Posted October 6, 2017

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (BRAIN) — As most parts of the bike industry struggle to provide consumers with experiences they can't get on their smart phones, bike demo events are becoming increasingly important.

Posted in North America
Posted October 6, 2017

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Accell Group's Raleigh Electric and IZIP brands are both joining the Call2Recycle program to dispose of old e-bike batteries in a sustainable, environmentally-friendly manner.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted October 6, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes is expanding its calendar of DRAFT Meetup events, which bring together people from across the bike industry, including product developers, event planners, tech innovators, advocates, artists and others. Beer is also involved.

Posted in North America
Posted October 5, 2017

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BRAIN) — American Bicycle Group, the parent of Quintana Roo and Litespeed, has expanded its paint and bike assembly capabilities at its factory here. 

Posted in North America
Posted October 5, 2017
The company is now offering e-bike shipping certification for retailers.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — BikeFlights has adjusted its website to make it easier for people to ship bikes with batteries, including pedal assist e-bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted October 5, 2017

FARMINGTON, Utah (BRAIN) — Vista Outdoor Inc. has named Christopher T. Metz as the company's new CEO, effective Oct. 9. Metz also will serve as a member of the board of directors.

Posted in North America
Posted October 5, 2017

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Selle Royal Group has hired Priscilla Savord as retail sales and marketing specialist for Fizik and Crankbrothers in North America.

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Posted October 5, 2017

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Confirming what many cyclists already know, a new study by the American Automobile Association found that new vehicle "infotainment" systems cause drivers to take their eyes and attention off the road for potentially dangerous periods of time. 

Posted in North America
Posted October 5, 2017
Previous scholarship recipients at UBI.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — For the fifth year, QBP and other sponsors are offering scholarships for women to attend the two-week Professional Repair and Shop Operations class at United Bicycle Institute. This year the scholarship will be offered to 32 women. 

Posted in North America
Posted October 5, 2017

HAIFA, Israel (BRAIN) — Everysight, the maker of the Raptor smart sunglass, has announced its first "brand athlete," Chris McCormack. 

Posted in North America
Posted October 5, 2017

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Triathlon apparel brand Zoot Sport has new ownership. Industry veterans and former Zoot Sports employees Shawn O'Shea and Dan Weatherford have purchased the brand back from Newell Brands and have moved the brand back to Carlsbad.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted October 4, 2017
Shops are hosting a "state championship tournament" with the Glory Gears board game.

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — More than two-dozen Front Range bike shops are hosting a cycling board game competition this fall, using the Glory Gears game. 

The series winner will take home a Colnago road bike worth $9,000.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 4, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Haute Route, a multi-day event series for amateur road cyclists, has appointed cycling industry veteran Micah Rice as head of operations for North America. Rice comes to Haute Route from USA Cycling, where he has been vice president of national events for the last five years. 

Posted in North America
Posted October 4, 2017

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — SRAM is conducting a recall with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission of 7,000 Avid SD7 direct-pull rim brakes, sold in the aftermarket and as original equipment on an ElliptiGo model. 

Posted in Recalls
Posted October 4, 2017

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Mobile bike shop franchiser Beeline Bikes has launched its first location in Indiana in an agreement with the well-known regional retailer Bicycle Garage Indy.

Beeline Bikes Powered by Bicycle Garage Indy is owned and operated by Randy Clark and Scott Helvie.

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