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Posted June 14, 2011
CHARLOTTE, NC (BRAIN)—Cervélo has hired independent representation company Redmond Sports Group to better serve the Southeastern territory. The territory includes North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and the southern half of Virginia.

Posted in North America
Posted June 14, 2011
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—The Interbike Women's Lounge, presented by the Outdoor Industry Women's Coalition (OIWC), will return in an expanded format to the Interbike Expo, held September 14-16, in Las Vegas.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted June 14, 2011
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (BRAIN)—The Canadian arm of Giant Bicycles has partnered with retail-integrated eCommerce solution provider, Shopatron, to make their line of cycling accessories available for purchase online.

Posted in North America
Posted June 14, 2011
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Cyclone Bicycle Supply has hired industry veteran John Byfield as its new sales director.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 14, 2011
HOBOKEN, NJ (BRAIN)—Joni Taylor has joined Texmarket USA, a private label manufacturer of custom cycling clothing, as its national sales manager. She will help introduce the Italian brand to the U.S. market.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 13, 2011
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—Nationwide bike rental network RentaBikeNow.com has launched an improved reservation platform for participating dealers and updated their website.

Posted in North America
Posted June 13, 2011
NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Kelly Burr, Marin Bikes vice president of operations and product, has left the company to pursue new opportunities personally and professionally. “After 24 years at Marin Bikes, it was a hard decision to depart, but in the end, I know it’s the right thing to do,” said Burr.
Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 13, 2011
MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN)—Imports of children’s bikes continued to slump in Australia in April, dropping to 50,000 during the months of January to April compared with 80,000 for the same time period in 2010, according to statistics released by the nonprofit Bicycle Industries Australia.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted June 13, 2011
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized Bicycles will be unveiling its new Core Retail Lab at this year's dealer event.

Posted in North America
Posted June 13, 2011
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Managing editor Lynette Carpiet will become editor of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News as longtime editor, Megan Tompkins, departs later this month to join Shimano’s OEM sales team.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted June 10, 2011
Cyclists might start singing "Chicago is my kind of town..." after reading about Mayor Rahm Emanuel's quest to make the Windy City "the bike-friendliest city in the country."

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Posted in North America
Posted June 10, 2011
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Nuun & Co. has appointed Mason Reay as its new president.

In this role, Reay, who joined Nuun in 2010 as head of marketing, will expand his responsibilities to include oversight of finance, customer support and business operations.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 10, 2011
SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—Slidepad Technologies, maker of a new single-lever, automatic brake system, has formed an agreement with an established Taiwanese manufacturer to build Slidepad braking systems for OEM distribution.

Posted in North America
Posted June 10, 2011
MOUNT PROSPECT, IL (BRAIN)—Bicycle riding has increased 2.9 percent in 2010 from the previous year, according to the National Sporting Goods Association director of research and information services Dan Kasen.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted June 10, 2011
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Joshua Hon, former vice president of Dahon and son of co-founder and CEO Dr. David Hon, will separate from the brand and launch his own bike company next week in Taipei.

Posted in North America
Posted June 9, 2011
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Graphite, a brand strategy and design agency based in Los Angeles, has been hired by the Electra Bicycle Company to produce 2011 brand, retailer initiatives.

In a soon-to-be-announced campaign, Graphite and Electra will visit key accounts across the country next month.
Posted in North America
Posted June 9, 2011
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—For the 2011 selling season SR Suntour has added a number of new aftermarket distributors in order to better serve North American dealers.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted June 9, 2011
LITTLE ROCK, AR (BRAIN)—Orbea USA has hired three additional full time, factory reps to its external sales team.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 9, 2011
DAVIS, CA (BRAIN)—Four legends of American cycling will be inducted on November 5 into the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame in Davis, California.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted June 9, 2011
BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—The National Interscholastic Cycling Association has received a major human resources boost as Ben Capron has stepped away from his post as chief brand officer of Specialized Bicycle Components to become the development director at NICA.
Posted in North America Tagged People

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