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Posted December 6, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Catalyst Communication has named Lynn Guissinger, the widow of company founder Leslie Bohm, president of the company. Bohm died earlier this year of brain cancer.

The company also announced that it has hired industry veteran Mercedes Ross to work with bicycle retailers. 

Posted in North America
Posted December 6, 2012

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN) — The Bike Cooperative, a member owned co-op, has published a list of insurance agencies its members have recommended to other members.

Posted in Industry News
Posted December 6, 2012
Hugh Walton at home in Boulder Thursday. Photo: Ray Keener

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Mavic Inc. is searching for a new general manager after the company and Hugh Walton agreed to separate. Walton is recovering from a stroke and recent heart surgery. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 6, 2012

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) — New York-based NewBay Media LLC has bought the U.K.'s Intent Media Limited, the parent company of BikeBiz and other trade publications and events.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions / Media/Publishing
Posted December 6, 2012
Ribbon cutting at Currie's new facility in Simi Valley

SIMI VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — After 10 years in Chatsworth, California, electric bike vendor Currie Technologies moved its company headquarters to Simi Valley at the end of November.

Posted in North America
Posted December 6, 2012
But dealers remain on track for record year, according to Leisure Trends and BPSA

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The return of seasonable fall weather had a chilling effect on IBD sales in October, as overall merchandise sales declined by 4 percent in units and 7 percent in dollars to $170 million, according to Bicycle Product Suppliers Association Cycling Topline data from Leisure Trends Group

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted December 6, 2012

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN) — 2XU has announced Fred Hernandez as its new director of marketing for North America. 

“I’m thrilled to be joining 2XU at such an exciting time,” said Hernandez. “The company is primed for growth and I look forward to contributing to the marketing effort.”

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 6, 2012

EAST MEADOW, NY (BRAIN) — Registrants for two cyclocross races that were canceled due to post-tropical storm Sandy will finally get a chance to pin on numbers this weekend.

Posted in North America Tagged Hurricane Sandy / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted December 5, 2012
Bicycles Plus

FOLSOM, CA (BRAIN) — Bicycles Plus owner John Crews marked his shop’s silver anniversary in unusual fashion: He completely overhauled his already successful 25-year-old business.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 5, 2012

LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN) — Negotiators on Tuesday reached an agreement to end a week-old strike at the Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, ports. The strike's afteraffects will continue to cause delays and cost increases for shippers in the West for a few weeks.

Posted in North America
Posted December 5, 2012

STAFFORDSHIRE, United Kingdom (BRAIN)—U.K. distributor 2x2 Worldwide has added Roux Bicycles to its portfolio and will begin delivery later this month. 

Posted in International
Posted December 4, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN) — Consumer magazine Cycling Utah is promoting this Saturday, Dec. 8, as the inaugural Bike Shop Saturday, conceived as a bicycle retail alternative to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 4, 2012

SANTA MONICA, CA (BRAIN) – Santa Monica’s Cynergy Cycles, a flagship concept store for Specialized, appears to be in transition as its owner and general manager Eric Woods recently left. Longtime store manager Jim Whitsett was let go before Woods’ departure, according to sources close to the matter. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 4, 2012

POZZOLEONE, Italy (BRAIN) – Fizik brand specialist Adam Bookwalter has assumed the new role of area manager of Fizik North America, Selle Royal announced Tuesday. Bookwalter will handle media, sponsorship, public relations and sales support. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted December 4, 2012

CALGARY, Canada (BRAIN) — Madison is the new U.K. distributor for Chariot, the child carrier brand acquired by Thule Group last year. Madison takes over distribution effective Jan. 1.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted December 4, 2012

WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN) — Alan Offenberg has been named chief executive officer by the Compass Diversified Holdings board and will remain on the company’s board of directors. Compass is the parent of Fox and CamelBak.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted December 4, 2012
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Organizers can submit their bike industry events to our online calendar with a new form.
Posted in Industry News Tagged BRAIN News / Events
Posted December 4, 2012

BOULDER, CO — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA) and the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) are working together to look at identifying and implementing best practices in environmental and social responsibility in bicycle manufacturing.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 3, 2012

GHENT, Belgium (BRAIN) — The Belgian Association of Bicycle Retailers, founded in July, is the newest member of the European Twowheel Retailers' Association, ETRA.

The Belgian association is a division of Federauto, the Belgian trade federation for the transport sector.

Posted in International
Posted December 3, 2012
Ayotte at the 2012 Interbike Outdoor Demo

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — After 13 years with Fizik, Suzette Ayotte, is stepping down.   

Posted in North America Tagged People

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