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Posted July 12, 2016

THOMPSON, Conn. (BRAIN) — This fall's KMC Cyclo-cross Festival will leave Roger Williams Park in Providence, Rhode Island, for the first time. This year's festival, the eighth annual, will be held at  Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Connecticut, Sept. 30-Oct. 2.

Posted in North America
Posted July 12, 2016
Component company to end distribution through BTI, KHS, Cyclone and SBA.

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — SRAM is reducing its U.S. distributor count from nine to five, cutting off BTI, KHS, Cyclone and SBA.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted July 11, 2016

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — EDCO USA has acquired the Faster cycling performance center, which includes a low-speed wind tunnel and bike fit studio.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted July 8, 2016

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — GU Energy Labs hires four new staff members in recent months. The new hires are Gina Lopez, a demand planne; Amanda Basham, Colorado field representative; Danielle White, New England sales representative; and John Palabrica, Pacific Northwest sales representative.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted July 8, 2016

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Anomaly Action Sports, parent company of the Shred Optics and Slytech Protection brands, has restructured its management team.

Posted in North America
Posted July 8, 2016

SAINT-GEORGES, Quebec (BRAIN) — Procycle Group, the owner of the Rocky Mountain, Miele and eVo brands, has restructured its commercial department, appointing M. Patrick Ménard as Chief Commercial Officer, and Marie-Joël Bossé as Commercial Coordinator.

Posted in North America
Posted July 7, 2016

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for retailers to participate in our 2016-2017 State of Retail panel.

Retailers selected for the panel will weigh in on business-related topics affecting the industry. Responses are printed in each issue of the magazine.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News
Posted July 7, 2016

TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Intense Cycles has launched a new European division in Barcelona, Spain, that will house inventory and service supporting the majority of the continent. The Southern California-based mountain bike brand will continue to work with distributors in select European territories.

Posted in International
Posted July 7, 2016

LARKSPUR, Calif. (BRAIN) — The New Wheel, a small but influential San Francisco e-bike retailer, is opening a second location in Marin County.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 7, 2016

COVINGTON, Ga. (BRAIN) — Hwa Fong Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd., the parent company of Duro Tire & Wheel, has appointed Katrina Huang to president of its North American subsidiary and Luke Musselman as director of business development, with a focus on the global bicycle market.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 6, 2016

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Folding bike maker Tern, which introduced its first diamond-frame non-folding urban bikes just before March's Taipei Cycle Show, is further diversifying its line with a Bosch-equipped electric folding model planned to debut at this summer's Eurobike expo.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Electric bike / Eurobike
Posted July 6, 2016

VALLEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Wren Sports, LLC has appointed Llevant Carbon Fatbikes as its New Zealand distributor and authorized service center. Llevant is also using Wren's suspension forks on its fat bikes.

Posted in International
Posted July 6, 2016

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Jon Forsberg has joined Ibis Cycles as COO. Forsberg, most recently of Specialized, has more than 23 years of experience in the bicycle industry, including stints with Santa Cruz Bicycles and Bontrager Cycles.

Posted in North America
Posted July 5, 2016

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — Aventuron, an Illinois-based distributor, will now handle sales of Orange Bikes as the U.K. brand returns to the North American market. 

Posted in North America
Posted July 5, 2016

CAPITOLA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Velocity Commuting Solutions is selling Stromer and A2B e-bikes to corporate employees through mobile showrooms, employee test ride programs and fleet sales to corporations. The company also is offering to match employer purchase incentives up to $200 per bike.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted July 5, 2016

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. has hired industry veteran Alan Rowland as its Northern California sales representative.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted July 5, 2016

MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — Tifosi Optics has joined The Bike Cooperative as the newest supplier partner of the retailer co-op. Effective immediately, members of The Bike Cooperative will earn rebates on their purchases of all Tifosi-branded eyewear, parts and accessories.

Posted in North America
Posted July 5, 2016
Linda Travis

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes has hired Linda Travis as inside sales manager along with Scott Sherman as the company's newest independent rep for the Midwest 

Travis joins Niner from Sierra Trading Post, where she handled website planning.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted July 5, 2016

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — Thule Group has acquired the Dutch company GMG B.V., a child bike seat brand that sells in the Benelux market.

GMG B.V. had sales of 6.1 million euros ($6.8 million) in 2015, mostly under the brand Yepp.

Posted in International
Posted July 5, 2016

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shane Armando will take over as U.S. sales manager for Ritchey Design, effective Thursday.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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