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Posted April 19, 2011
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Competitor Group, Inc, a media and event resource in the active lifestyle industry, has appointed Karen Hughes White to the position of vice president of national sales central region.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 19, 2011
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Bicycles has launched a new business-to-business website. The new site will give Felt dealers and sales reps access to inventory, allow dealers to place orders online, enable dealers to view account information, and streamline the entire account management process.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted April 19, 2011
MUKILTEO, WA (BRAIN)—Manuel Correia, head of international and OEM sales for FSA, has left the company to pursue a career in biodynamic farming.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 18, 2011
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association elected a new president and welcomed two new members to its board of directors at its annual board meeting last week during the Bicycle Leadership Conference.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 18, 2011
ASPEN, CO (BRAIN)—The launch of a bike-sharing program in Aspen, Colorado, originally envisioned this spring, has been pushed back until 2012, giving organizers more time to line up community support and the manufacturer more time to deliver the components on schedule, according to an Aspen Times News Article.
Posted in Industry News
Posted April 18, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has released a letter and supplemental document, which asked the U.S. Department of Transportation to weaken their guidance on accommodating bicyclists and pedestrians.

Posted in North America
Posted April 18, 2011
OXFORD, MS (BRAIN)—Mercury Bicycle Company has hired Matt Sodnicar as its new national sales manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 18, 2011
SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN)—Thule's 60-liter rolling upright bag with detachable race pack has won the prestigious Gear of the Year award for bags by Outside Magazine. The 16th annual awards selected products that were the most innovative, most durable and most stylish available on the market.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted April 18, 2011
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—OHM’s first factory store in the United States has opened in Seattle. Located in Greenwood northwest of downtown Seattle, the OHM factory store features a 600 square foot showroom dedicated to OHM Cycle’s electric bikes.

Posted in North America
Posted April 17, 2011
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Mother Nature once again cooperated kindly as 50,000 attendees came to this year’s Sea Otter Classic over its four days in Monterey, California.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 17, 2011
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—SportsOneSource Group has announced the honorees for the fourth annual SGB 40 Under 40 Awards.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted April 17, 2011
HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Mavic has created two new sales promoter positions, as veteran service course tech Dan Crean was promoted and Eric Zimmer joined the company in mid-March.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 17, 2011
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The North Face debuted its new line of mountain bike clothing and accessories at Sea Otter last week, a sign of the popular outdoor apparel company’s commitment to expand into the bike market.

Posted in North America
Posted April 14, 2011
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The overwhelming consensus among Sea Otter exhibitors is that business has been good in their respective first quarters, but that rising raw material and shipping costs could have an impact for future earnings.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 14, 2011
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—We need to abandon our fear of the Internet and embrace the opportunity to service our customers online. That was the message yesterday morning from a panel assessing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and strengths of the online business model.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 14, 2011
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Posted in North America
Posted April 14, 2011
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Boa Technology, creators of the Boa Lacing System, has changed its patented technology name from “Boa Lacing System” to “Boa Closure System.” This shift follows recent expansion into non-footwear applications, including the medical and helmet categories.

Posted in North America
Posted April 14, 2011
MINNETONKA, MN (BRAIN)—With the latest opening of its store in Minnetonka, Erik’s Bike Shop now operates 17 stores in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The newest is just shy of 7,000 square feet and carries a wider selection of triathlon parts and accessories including deep-rim wheels, wetsuits and goggles.

Posted in International
Posted April 14, 2011
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—A world population about to reach 7 billion people opens up new opportunities for business in global markets, according to Jay Townley of the Gluskin Townley Group.
Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 13, 2011
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer presented its annual BRAINy awards last night during the Bicycle Leadership Conference.

The BRAINys are designed to recognize industry achievement and excellence.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News

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