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Posted December 20, 2011

Amazon.com appears to moving more aggressively into sales of bike gear with the hiring of Paul Calandrella as Senior Vendor Manager for Cycling. Calandrella most recently was involved with Specialized's consumer direct sales efforts.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 20, 2011

Gates sponsors design contest • SRAM’s new Red blitz

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Gates Corp. is sponsoring a design contest at the 2012 North American Handmade Bicycle Show and is bringing in a panel of well-known bike innovators as judges.

The show is March 2-4 in Sacramento, California.

Posted in North America
Posted December 19, 2011

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Giant Global has formally launched its bike touring division, called Giant Adventure.

Posted in International
Posted December 19, 2011

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—USA Cycling will be offering race directors training and a certification program next year.

Posted in North America
Posted December 19, 2011

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN)—Amer Sports, the Finnish owner of Mavic, will acquire women’s snowboard apparel brand Nikita as part of its priority to grow faster in soft goods.

Amer also owns Salomon, Wilson, Atomic, Arc’teryx, Precor and Suunto.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted December 19, 2011

• Foundry contest seeks essays • Cyfac launches custom colors program • Light Electric Vehicle Association offers webinars • Blue adds Korean distributor ...

Posted in North America
Posted December 19, 2011

Penny Westman, who has represented GT Bicycles and Felt during her long career, is retiring.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 16, 2011

BALLYCLARE, U.K. (BRAIN)—Online retailer Chain Reaction Cycles has hired an events team to oversee the its increasing presence at global races, including the Sea Otter Classic.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 16, 2011

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike will launch a dealer conference in downtown Monterey, California, piggybacking on the Bicycle Leadership Conference dates of April 17-19, just before the Sea Otter Classic.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted December 16, 2011

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN)—European manufacturing trade group Coliped is planning its biggest presence ever at Taipei Cycle in March.

Posted in North America Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted December 16, 2011

BERN, Switzerland (BRAIN)—The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry has hired a bicycle manager to work with the association’s 40 or so bike members.

German native Florian Dammer, 28, formerly of KTM and Lowa, stepped into the position last month.

Posted in International
Posted December 15, 2011

ALMERE, Netherlands (BRAIN)—Pon Holdings now controls 92 percent of Derby Cycle Werke with the recent close of a second acceptance period of the Dutch company’s voluntary takeover offer.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted December 15, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Future Publishing, a media group whose titles include Procycling magazine, Cyclingnews.com and BikeRadar.com, has hired a former VeloNews sales executive as its North American sales director for its sports titles.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 15, 2011

• Dutch dealers visit Dahon factory in Shenzhen • DT Swiss sponsors Tri-California series

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)— Some 30 Dutch bicycle dealers visited Dahon’s factory in Shenzhen, China, recently as part of a tour organized by the Dutch trade magazine Fietsmarkt.

Posted in North America
Posted December 15, 2011

BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—A new five-day women's stage race planned for Idaho next May is expected to become one of the most important races on the international calendar and is reminiscent of Idaho's previous top-level women's race, the Ore-Ida Women's Challenge (1984-2002).

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted December 15, 2011

MALAGA, NJ (BRAIN)—BMX and mountain biking legend Eric Carter is heading up Hyper Bicycles' new mountain bike program, the company announced this week.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 15, 2011

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—REI on Thursday announced plans to open new stores in Ohio and Oregon next year, and relocate a store in North Carolina.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 15, 2011

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (BRAIN)—In the CNC’d, anodized, try-anything world of 1990’s mountain biking, Nukeproof hubs and Slingshot frames were among the most-talked about U.S.-made brands.

Posted in North America
Posted December 15, 2011

Belgian helmet maker Lazer Sport is entering the winter sports market for the first time with a line of nine ski and snowboard helmets to be introduced at the SIA Snowshow.

Posted in North America
Posted December 14, 2011

HILDEBRAN, NC (BRAIN)—Business North Carolina has named DeFeet International "Business of the Year" for 2012. The award is especially meaningful to managers of the company, which was devastated by a fire in 2001.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards

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