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Posted February 2, 2017

GRANCIA, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Ritchey International has brought Jeff Lockwood on board as marketing manager in Europe. Lockwood will be responsible for all aspects of marketing, branding and communications for Ritchey International.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted February 2, 2017
The Chicago dealer show will move to a 100,000-square-foot space in Schaumburg, Illinois, next year.

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — At the end of opening day on Wednesday, event staff had printed over 1,100 attendance badges and the show expects they will top 2,000 attendees by the end of the show.

Posted in Retail News Tagged CABDA
Posted February 2, 2017

SAUSALITO, Calif. (BRAIN) — U.S. cyclists itching to swing a leg over a Canyon bike will need to wait a little longer. The German consumer-direct brand is now aiming for a third-quarter launch into the U.S. market.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel
Posted February 1, 2017

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro Inc. is again selling its Karma drone, which the company removed from the market in November because the drone would sometimes lose power and fall out of the sky, endangering those below. The company said it fixed the problem by redesigning the device's battery latch.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted February 1, 2017

VANCOUVER, Wash. (BRAIN) — Lazer Sport USA has opened its North American office, which will handle dealer support, sales and customer service. The new office is located in Vancouver, Washington.

Posted in North America
Posted February 1, 2017

NORTHVALE, N.J. (BRAIN) — G. Joannou Cycles has hired industry veteran Chris Budich to manage its U.S. business development for its Jamis and Nirve Bicycles brands.
In his new role, Budich will be responsible for managing the company's IBD network with an emphasis on developing and servicing U.S.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 1, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The online bike registry platform Project 529 has acquired the National Bike Registry and is integrating the two programs, which have nearly 400,000 bikes in their combined registries.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted January 31, 2017
The application period for the fifth annual program is open until March 31.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association has launched its fifth annual America's Best Bike Shops program, and this year the association has made it easier to apply for the designation but in some ways also made it harder to earn it.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 31, 2017

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pedego Electric Bikes has expanded its warranty on its bikes and batteries to two years. The new policy is effective for all Pedego bikes sold beginning Jan. 1, 2017. 

Posted in North America
Posted January 31, 2017

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Amgen Tour of California on Tuesday announced the route of this year’s event.

Posted in North America
Posted January 31, 2017

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Operators of the Sea Otter Classic have reached a 15-year agreement with Monterey County for use of the Laguna Seca Recreation Area for its annual event.

Posted in North America Tagged Sea Otter Classic
Posted January 31, 2017
Velofix Minnesota partners Paul Schoening (left) and Al Watts.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (BRAIN) — The owners of VeloFix Minnesota, who eventually plan to operate Velofix vans throughout the state, will hold a grand opening party this Thursday in conjunction with a local Mercedes Sprinter dealership.

Posted in North America
Posted January 30, 2017

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — The Trek CXC Cup, held at the bike company's headquarters since 2013, will become a UCI World Cup event this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted January 30, 2017

SAUSALITO, Calif. (BRAIN) — True Communications, a PR and marketing firm with many bike and outdoor industry clients, has hired Meredith Obendorfer as a senior vice president.

Obendorfer has extensive experience in strategic communications and a personal passion for adventure sports.

Posted in North America
Posted January 30, 2017

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BRAIN) — Box Components' BMX and mountain bike components, including its new Box One drivetrain, are now available nationwide from J&B.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted January 30, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Portland Design Works is offering free bracket upgrades for its Dave's Mud Shovel Rear Fat Bike Fenders after determining quality control issues on the most recent production run.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted January 30, 2017

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — CBS's 60 Minutes on Sunday aired a report on allegations that top racers have been using secret motors in competition.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted January 30, 2017

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Brent Wegscheid is leaving Abus at the end of January to pursue other opportunities in Colorado. The company announced that Wegscheid will be replaced by Dan Rocha as Midwest sales manager. Rocha has previously worked at SRAM and Colnago USA.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 27, 2017

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Tailwind Nutrition has hired Jeremiah Jackson as its new director of sales. Jackson is a former sales manager at Honey Stinger and sales director for Sweetwood Cattle Company.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 26, 2017
The distributor now carries Sidi, Forcefield Body Armor and Suomy helmets.

SANTEE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ciclista-America, formed in 2013 as the exclusive U.S. distributor of Sidi cycling shoes, has expanded with the addition of Forcefield Body Armor, and most recently, Suomy cycling helmets.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps

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