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Posted October 26, 2012
Mark Graff (left) with Robbie Spil, Rick Vosper and Todd Donovan.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Retailer web services provider SmartEtailing has expanded its Boulder office space and added three new staff members.

Posted in North America
Posted October 26, 2012

OLYMPIA, WA (BRAIN) — The bike retail business lost two members recently. Each was killed in a vehicle accident while bicycling.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 25, 2012
Who can resist having the Queen of England tell you how far you've ridden?

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — As noted in the BikeBrain app review earlier this week, there are many mobile apps that turn your smart phone into a really fancy bike computer.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Mobile bike apps
Posted October 25, 2012
FLO tape

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — FLO Cycling is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 800 sets of rim tape sold with the company's FLO 60, FLO 90 and FLO Disc aero road wheels earlier this year.

Posted in Recalls
Posted October 25, 2012

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—While Portland is a commuter market, it also has a thriving mountain bike, tri and road scene. New shops offering only service are also finding success in this crowded retail market, as are Internet-based businesses that are expanding into brick and mortar.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted October 25, 2012

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Rocky Mountain Bicycles has added new sales reps in the U.S, in addtion to new inside sales and demo staff members.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 25, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists has designated nine new  schools to its "Bicycle Friendly Universities" list, bringing the total to 44 institutions in 25 states. Among the new names on the list are Ivy League schools Yale and Princeton, League officials noted. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 25, 2012

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — Sales agency New England Athletic has a new name and has added Cervélo and Focus bikes to its portfolio.

The agency has been renamed GPM Sports Group.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 25, 2012

NORTHVALE, NJ (BRAIN) — Jamis Bicycles has hired Mike Abrams as Eastern regional sales manager. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 25, 2012

SAN CLEMENTE, CA (BRAIN) — Southern California race promoter Over the Hump Bike Race Series is offering limited license agreements to expand the event's brand to new territories.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted October 25, 2012

ASHEVILLE, NC (BRAIN) — Former UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team trainer and soigneur, Bill Haelsen, died Monday at his home in Asheville, North Carolina. Haelsen was 45 years old.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 25, 2012

MONROVIA, CA (BRAIN) — If you’ve called American Cycle Systems (ACS BMX) in the last 40 years, chances are you’ve spoken with Sheri Johnson, who is retiring this week after a long career with the brand.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 24, 2012

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — Emilio De Soto has recently bought back shares in the privately held De Soto Clothing, Inc. from one of last remaining original shareholders, giving the company's founder full control of the brand.

The last original shareholder was triathlete Dan Neyenhuis.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted October 24, 2012

The fourth edition of DealerCamp will be held a few days later than prior editions and will feature a consumer day, organizers announced late Tuesday.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted October 24, 2012

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Whether it’s dealing in used bikes, specializing in parts and accessories, or serving up beer and coffee and hosting cycling-related events, retailers visited on the first day of the BRAIN Portland Dealer Tour ranged as much in target market and client base as in size and longevity.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted October 23, 2012

FRYEBURG, ME (BRAIN) — Maine distributor Downeast Bicycle Specialists has joined SmartEtailing’s Supplier Sync program, which makes it possible for subscribing retailer to display Downeast's inventory on their websites.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Distributor news
Posted October 23, 2012

GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN) — DT Swiss has promoted Dwayne Weddle to its global sales team, where he will be responsible for OEM sales support.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted October 23, 2012

MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — Organizers of this Friday's 9th annual Saris Gala expect the event to maintain its status as the largest single-night advocacy fundraiser in the U.S. The Gala has raised more than $650,000 in its first eight editions.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 23, 2012

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN) — The Bike Cooperative has added Profile Design and Bellwether products to its offerings, the companies announced this week.

Posted in North America
Posted October 23, 2012

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Taiwanese manufacturer JD Group will show a new electric bike motor targeted at North American bike makers at next month's Taichung Bike Week, a major original equipment spec' event.

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike / Tradeshows and conferences

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