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Posted March 30, 2010
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Three former sales reps are suing Veltec Sports for $60,000 worth of unpaid commissions on sales booked last summer before they left the company.

Posted in North America
Posted March 29, 2010
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Eurobike is stepping up when it comes to fashion—dedicating a full hall to apparel exhibitors and moving its daily, choreographed fashion show into the nearby East Foyer.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted March 29, 2010
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Leadership Conference is two weeks away, but it’s not too late to sign up and get a room for under $100 a night.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted March 29, 2010
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Pro Cycling Tour, LLC (PCT), organizer of the TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship, and Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia have entered into a three-year media partnership to provide live race-day coverage and comprehensive coverage around the race.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted March 29, 2010
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—A brewing debate over dates for Taiwan Bike Week has been settled. This December’s gathering of product managers in Taichung takes place much the same as in year’s past.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Taichung Bike Week
Posted March 29, 2010
HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Pedro's has hired Jeffrey Bramhall as its new operations/logistics manager.

Prior to arriving at Pedro's, Bramhall was a key member of Landry's Bike shop.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 29, 2010
CAMBRIDGE, MA (BRAIN)—The U.S. Patent Office has granted a patent covering CLIX Systems, Inc.'s new wheel quick release.

Posted in North America
Posted March 28, 2010
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Hugh Walton and Shelley Gedak are sharing management responsibilities at Veltec Sports following the return of former CEO Manfred Krikke Jr. to its Dutch parent company and the departure of other senior managers.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 28, 2010
QUEBEC CITY, Quebec (BRAIN)—Muc-Off, a UK bike cleaning company, is introducing its vital fluids into the Canadian market for 2010, working closely with On The Edge Canada for exclusive distribution.

Posted in North America
Posted March 28, 2010
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Core Outdoor retail sales surged 27 percent this past February.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted March 28, 2010
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (BRAIN)—Lezyne has hired Ian Ferguson as its new U.S. sales manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 28, 2010
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The 2010 Cycling Guide started arriving in homes of bike shop customers around the country the week of March 15. The annual direct marketing program will reach over a half million cycling consumers from 110 stores in 50 markets.
Posted in North America
Posted March 25, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—New Department of Transportation guidelines that encourage investments that provide facilities for bicyclists and pedestrians have drawn heated response from Republican congressmen.

Posted in North America
Posted March 25, 2010
LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Sparc Retail, a provider of integrated web-based B2B solutions, has partnered with Felt Bicycles for use of Sparc's Hubsoft suite of online dealer and rep order management tools.

Posted in North America
Posted March 25, 2010
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cycling Sports Group (CSG) has expanded distribution for its Asia Pacific Sales Department.

Posted in North America
Posted March 25, 2010
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Argon 18 has recently completed an expansion of its warehousing at the company's facility in Montreal.

Posted in North America
Posted March 25, 2010
Genuine Innovations held its first annual Athlete Appreciation Day on March 20. GI's CEO Marty Mares opened his home to some of the company's visiting and local pro triathletes and MTB friends. Judging by the photos (click on link) and video (see BRAIN's front page), it looks like the group had a pretty good time.
Posted in North America
Posted March 24, 2010
HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Pedro’s has let go of Chris Zigmont as its chief executive officer. Matthew Simpson, Pedro’s chief operating officer will step up to replace Zigmont as Pedro’s interim chief executive officer.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 24, 2010
SAN CLEMENTE, CA (BRAIN)—The Western Publishing Association (WPA) announced its 2010 Maggie finalists last week, nominating Bike magazine in five categories.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted March 24, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Importers brought in 139,794 fewer units this January compared with the year before—a 13 percent drop in business, the lowest January for importers since 2002.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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