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Posted September 15, 2016

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — CyclingTips.com is hosting the first English-language showing of "Sven: The Final Year," a documentary about the final pro racing season of Sven Nys, one of the most successful cyclocross racers of all time.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Interbike
Posted September 15, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — RockyMounts has appointed Rod Judd to the newly created position of sales director. Judd is a former associate director of development at IMBA.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 15, 2016

RAPID CITY, S.D. (BRAIN) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard recently recognized Strider Sports Int'l., Inc., with the state's Distinguished Service Award for its contributions to the rehabilitation and employment of South Dakotans with disabilities.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted September 15, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Gita Sporting Goods Ltd. has hired Mark McCormack as its independent sales representative for Giordana in-line and custom clothing, Pinarello bicycles and Pegoretti frames in the New England territory.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted September 14, 2016
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BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association is hoping to encourage web shoppers to visit their local bike shops with a new program called "Buy Where You Ride."

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 14, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — BSX, which launched a cuff that measured blood lactate and oxygenation levels two years ago, is now crowd-funding a product with potentially a much larger market: a fitness wrist band that monitors hydration levels in real time, alerting athletes and others when it's time to drink up.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted September 14, 2016

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Dr. Stacy Sims, a co-founder of the Osmo Nutrition company, is now working with Nuun and Co. on hydration education, product innovation and clean living initiatives.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 14, 2016

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley has hired two new sales rep: Monica Davis for Eastern and Southern North Carolina/South Carolina, and Dominic Galenti for the Greater Los Angeles area.

Davis has 10 years of experience in the bicycle industry, including sales and management at Michelin and Giant.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted September 13, 2016

DORSET, England (BRAIN) — British bike care brand Muc-Off has hired Tony Zanca to oversee all sales and marketing activities for the brand in the U.S. Zanca, who most recently was an account manager for Hawley Lambert — Muc-Off's North American distributor — will work from Southern California. 

Posted in North America
Posted September 13, 2016

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Diamondback Bicycles has introduced a series of educational cycling videos and articles featuring TV personality Bill Nye. The videos are aimed at simplifying the sport to get more people riding bikes, the company said.

The video series, "Let's Ride with Bill Nye," launched Tuesday.

Posted in North America
Posted September 13, 2016

NEW BOSTON, N.H. (BRAIN) — Anomaly Action Sports, the parent of Shred Optics and Slytech Protection, has hired Jeff Gilberti for the newly-created position of executive vice president of business development.

Posted in North America
Posted September 13, 2016

RICHMOND, Calif. (BRAIN) — The German component brand Syntace has named Cycle Monkey its U.S. service partner, distributor, and brand manager.

Syntace joins Cycle Monkey's other  German brands Rohloff, Tout Terrain, Cinq5, and Schlumpf.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted September 13, 2016

BIG FLATS, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Stan's NoTubes has hired ORIS Intelligence to monitor online minimum advertised prices (MAP) for its line of tubeless bicycle wheels, rims, sealant and other related products.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP
Posted September 13, 2016

MIAMI (BRAIN) — Miami-based J&B Importers is endorsing the inaugural Titan Tropic, a five-stage mountain bike race to be held in December this year in Cuba. Several J&B staff members will participate in the event.

Posted in North America
Posted September 12, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — TerraTrike, which claims to be the world's largest manufacturer of recumbent trikes, is now distributing some hard to find tire sizes from Schwalbe.

Posted in North America
Posted September 12, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stella Yu, the founder and general manager of Velo Saddles, and Katie Thompson, the industrial design manager at QBP, will each receive Bicycle Leadership Awards from Camber Outdoors at the Interbike show later this month. The awards are sponsored by Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Awards / Interbike
Posted September 12, 2016

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Polar has appointed industry veteran Tom Fowler to president of Polar USA. Fowler is a former executive with Profile, Cervélo and most recently with Recon, the smart sunglass brand acquired by Intel last year.

Posted in North America
Posted September 12, 2016

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — How time flies. The newest edition of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News celebrates the 25th anniversary of our founding.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 12, 2016

BOURNEMOUTH, England (BRAIN) — Reid Bikes has added to its U.K. based international sales team with the hiring of Troy Kniveton as an international account manager. Kniveton will help to support the Reid’s U.S. business as it continues to grow and will work to increase the Australian brand’s EU market share.

Posted in International
Posted September 12, 2016

BEAVERTON, Ore. (BRAIN) — Longtime online retailer TeamEstrogen.com has announced it will close at the end of September.

Team Estrogen Inc. co-founder Susan Otcenas said a number of factors contributed to the decision, including price competition and changing consumer behaviors.

Posted in Retail News

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