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Posted January 26, 2010
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Smith Optics received top honors as REI’s Vendor Partner of the Year for 2009. The announcement was made at last week's Outdoor Retailer Winter Market trade show.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted January 26, 2010
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (BRAIN)—Lezyne has agreed to partner with The Bike Cooperative, allowing Lezyne to reach more dealers throughout the nation and in return let the dealers take advantage of The Bike Cooperative’s innovative programs and benefits.

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Posted January 26, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—QBP has selected Mike McMullen to manage its purchasing department.

In this new role, McMullen will develop and manage purchasing processes, in addition to training and directing purchasing staff.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 26, 2010
SHANGHAI, China (BRAIN)—Rocket Science Sports has opened the doors to its first flagship store and showroom in the Chinese city of Shanghai.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 26, 2010
SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has promoted Kendall Young to the newly created position of North American director of sales for both Ritchey and Syncros brands.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 25, 2010
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Leisure Trends Group has reorganized its management team, realigning responsibilities in response to the last two years of sales growth.

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Posted January 25, 2010
TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) is reaching out to the Canadian cycling industry and conducting a series of small, intimate meetings with specialty bike retailers and suppliers across Canada during the first quarter of 2010.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted January 25, 2010
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Rocky Mountain Bicycle Festival is set for August 7 and 8 at the National Western Complex in Denver, Colorado. This third-year event was formerly known as the Rocky Mountain Bicycle Show.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted January 25, 2010
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Thanks to the cooperation of the bike industry's most popular Web sites and publications, there will be original research presented at the Bicycle Leadership Conference on April 13-15 in Monterey, California.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted January 25, 2010
MARINA, CA (BRAIN)—Andy Hampsten’s Sidis tell a story. As do Sidi shoes from great champions like Francesco Moser and Bernard Hinault to today’s stars like Alberto Contador and Julien Absalon.

Posted in North America
Posted January 24, 2010
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—More, more, more!!! No, the web editor isn't talking about a Vegas breakfast buffet. He's talking about fresh product for the magazine's product review section.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted January 24, 2010
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Matt Pacocha has joined BikeRadar.com as its new U.S. editor. Pacocha formerly served as tech editor at VeloNews.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted January 24, 2010
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Hermes Sport has opened its doors as a new distributor of carbon fiber bicycle components.

Its mission is to give traditional bike shops a means of competing against online, direct-sales outlets in the carbon fiber road bike wheel market.

Posted in North America
Posted January 24, 2010
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Zoic Clothing's Eric Swenson and Paul Wyandt have bought the company from Nitches, Inc. a publicly traded apparel company.

Both Swenson and Wyandt have been working at Zoic/Nitches for more than 10 years.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted January 24, 2010
TREVISO, Italy (BRAIN)—Wilier Triestina owner and chairman Lino Gastaldello was killed on Saturday morning while cycling in Treviso, Italy. He was struck by a vehicle and thrown 30 meters, according to an Italian news outlet. He died from his injuries two hours later at the hospital.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 21, 2010
GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear has hired the Moss Bay Group (MBG) as retail sales representatives for the brand in the Northwest.

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Posted January 21, 2010
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale Bicycles has hired Robert Burbank as its new general manager. He starts on February 15.

He brings a diverse background in global brand management, sales, business development and operations, mostly recently as global vice president with Burton Corporation.

Posted in North America
Posted January 21, 2010
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Two months into his new job as chief executive officer of Timbuk2, Mike Wallenfels has laid out priorities to help spur growth at the San Francisco bag manufacturer including reconnecting with existing bike and outdoor retailers.

Posted in North America
Posted January 20, 2010
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—With five months still to go until the second annual Bike PressCamp, the event is nearly sold out.

Posted in North America Tagged PressCamp
Posted January 20, 2010
COLUMBIA, SC (BRAIN)—A product liability lawsuit filed last summer against Look Cycles has been moved from a county court in South Carolina to U.S. District Court, where it is scheduled for jury trial late this year.

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