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Posted September 4, 2013

OLNEY, IL (BRAIN) — Highway Two announced that it has added muscle in its management and operations, recently hiring a supply chain analyst, a controller and a sales director.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 4, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products is purchasing a 19-acre site in East Hempfield Township in Lancaster County to serve as the location for the distributor’s upcoming 120,000-square-foot distribution center in Pennsylvania.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted September 4, 2013

BRAIN's staff dug into its notebooks and camera memory cards to find a few more tidbits from last week's Eurobike show.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted September 4, 2013

NEWPORT BEACH, CA (BRAIN) — Debra Healy Deem, wife of Cycle Werks owner Paul Deem, died from injuries sustained in a collision with a minivan last month. She was 58.

Posted in Retail News Tagged People
Posted September 4, 2013

FRYEBURG, ME (BRAIN) — Maine distributor Downeast Bicycle Specialists is now carrying CycleOps trainers. 

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted September 4, 2013

ROANOKE, VA (BRAIN) — Emergency ID maker QRide Inc. has hired New Jersey-based Addgravity Sales Agency as an independent sales representative for New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Posted in North America
Posted September 4, 2013
Lazer-sponsored racer Amy Dombroski was second at CrossVegas in 2011. This photo is not from 'Vegas ...

LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN) — Lazer has stepped up its support of the Clif Bar CrossVegas by sponsoring the Elite Women's race. With Lazer's support the race is offering equal prize lists for the men's and women's events, with more than $8,700 in prizes being offered across 30 places. 

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Interbike
Posted September 4, 2013

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Matt Simpson is stepping down as president of Alchemy Bicycle, a custom framebuilder.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 3, 2013

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano’s popular Interbike tech seminars are getting an extreme makeover for 2013. Record participation in 2012 spurred the company into streamlining the format to allow technicians to cover more topics and participants to get more hands-on training.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Interbike
Posted September 3, 2013
Stefan Barden, Wiggle's new CEO

PORTSMOUTH, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Online UK bike retailer Wiggle announced that Stefan Barden will succeed Humphrey Cobbold as chief executive of the company.

Posted in International Tagged People / Web/Internet
Posted September 3, 2013

HOUSTON, TX (BRAIN) — Bike Medicine has expanded its network of distributors, signing on with J&B Importers to carry its lubricant, degreaser and bike cleaning products, which are now available from J&B’s 11 warehouses throughout the U.S.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted September 3, 2013

STOWE, VT (BRAIN) — Jack Nash, a veteran of the industry with more than 40 years of experience in the bike business, died Saturday from an apparent heart attack suffered during a ride in his home state of Vermont. He was 67.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 2, 2013
Chancellor Merkel's visit provides major boost.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) Final numbers have been tallied for the four-day Eurobike trade show, and according to organizers, the show once again surpassed previous attendance records.

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike
Posted September 2, 2013

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — If you want your own private label cyclocross or fat bike, Zen just made it a whole lot easier.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted September 2, 2013

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — REI has appointed retail veteran Jerry Stritzke as its new president and CEO, replacing Sally Jewell, who left the company in April when she was confirmed as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 2, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Leisure Trends Group recently released results from its Retail POS Survey conducted in August. Representatives from multiple sporting goods industries took the survey, with 237 IBDs participating—the most of any industry. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted August 29, 2013
Co-founder Bergur Benediktsson, left, in the courtyard Thursday.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Stepping out of the exhibit halls in the courtyards at the Messe Friedrichshafen — the massive expo center that hosts the Eurobike show — you take some risks.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike

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