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Posted November 20, 2017

MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN) — BikeExchange has appointed Mark Watkin as its new global CEO.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted November 20, 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Iowa Bicycle Expo — which is held the same day as the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party — expect 5,000 consumers to attend the Jan. 27 event, held at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines

Posted in North America
Posted November 20, 2017

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (BRAIN) — The Dubai International Bicycle Exhibition tends to fall beneath the industry's radar screen, but the expo enters its third year on Jan. 12-13, 2018. While it's primarily a consumer event, it also attracts retailers and distributors from throughout the Middle East.

Posted in International
Posted November 20, 2017

REDLANDS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Five Ten has reached a new Canadian distribution agreement with Live to Play Sports. Starting Jan. 1, 2018, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia-based Live to Play will have exclusive distribution of all Five Ten bike and climbing products in Canada.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 18, 2017

TREVISO, Italy (BRAIN) — Pinarello has released its first electric road bike, the Nytro. The $7,000 bike weighs about 29 pounds with battery and will be available first in Europe.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted November 17, 2017

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Taking inspiration from Record Store Day, which is held every year in April to celebrate the independent record store, Brooklyn retailer Joe Nocella will hold the first annual Bike Shop Day at his shop, 718 Cyclery, on Dec. 9.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 17, 2017

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike has added a new category of products: Zeitbooks. The distributor is now carrying some classic cycling-related books, including "The Rules" by the Velominati, "World of Mountain Biking" by Hans Rey, and "The Brooks Compendium of Cycling Culture" by Brooks England.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 16, 2017
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Accell will be looking to rebuild the Diamondback brand in the IBD channel.

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Accell Group is enacting a major restructuring of its North American operations after the business's sales through the sporting goods channel collapsed when it failed to win a contract to supply bikes to Dick's Sporting Goods.

Posted in North America
Posted November 16, 2017

SALEM, Mass. (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America has hired Nora Goldman and Momentum Sales to represent the distributor in the mid-Atlantic region. This territory covers Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Delaware.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted November 16, 2017
The two-store chain has been a force behind growth of mountain biking in the region.

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (BRAIN) — Lewis & Clark Outfitters has expanded and remodeled its Springdale location with the help of Giant and Liv.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 15, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — TSG Consumer Partners has acquired a minority share in the nutrition brand Nuun and Company.

Seattle-based Nuun was founded 13 years ago and is known best for its low-sugar electrolyte tablets. 

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted November 14, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — A tax plan released by the Senate majority leadership this week does away with a program that allows employers to reimburse workers, tax free, up to $20 per month for expenses related to bike commuting. The benefit has been in place since 2009 and it is continued in the House tax plan. 

Posted in North America
Posted November 14, 2017

FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Downeast Bicycle Specialists is slipping over the border into New Hampshire after 22 years in its location here. The distributor, owned by Hans Johnsen Company since 2013, said the new space is significantly larger and less remote.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 14, 2017
The Milwaukee retailer has purchased the assets and inventory of Middleton Cycle.

MIDDLETON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Wheel & Sprocket has purchased the assets and inventory of Middleton Cycle from its longtime owner, Dan Fass, and will reopen the store as Wheel & Sprocket's ninth location.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 14, 2017
The Leatt 3.5 Neck Brace was introduced at Eurobike.

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (BRAIN) — Protective brand Leatt Corporation saw a 17.8 percent sales increase in its third quarter, which ended Sept. 30, as well as an increase in revenues in the year to date.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 14, 2017
Bike maker cites a variety of celebrity lawsuits as precedents in asking judge to dismiss the case.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (BRAIN) — In a legal motion that contains more A-list names than a TMZ report, Trek Bicycle's lawyers have responded to a trademark infringement case filed by a company that claims to own the rights to the late actor Chris Farley's name.

Posted in North America
Posted November 14, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — The Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association is teaming up with USA Cycling to produce a four-day clinic for aspiring race mechanics.

Posted in International
Posted November 13, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Martha Roskowski, PeopleForBikes' vice president for local innovation, has left the organization after six years.

Posted in North America
Posted November 13, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Urban Arrow, a Dutch cargo bike maker, has appointed Ed Rae of Portland its U.S. agent.

Posted in International
Posted November 13, 2017

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Vintage Electric Bicycles is donating a custom-painted fire engine themed bicycle to North Bay wildfire relief effort. Vintage Electric joins the San Jose Sharks, Bell Helmets, GoPro, Timbuk2 and dozens of other contributors donating items will be auctioned at a charity dinner hosted by Black Sheep Brasserie on Monday.

Posted in North America

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