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Posted November 28, 2012
Jessica Ginster

MILWAUKEE, WI (BRAIN) — The Wisconsin Bike Fed has hired Jessica Ginster as development director. 

Ginster will provide strategic direction in developing donor relations and expanding the Bike Fed’s presence, impact and funding statewide. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted November 28, 2012
The GoToob

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — QBP is now distributing products by humangear, inc., a San Francisco company whose products include the GoToob, a soft silicone squeeze bottle.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 28, 2012
Photos by Kyer Wiltshire

MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — High-end road and mountain shop Studio Velo gets a larger and more functional space to serve its well-heeled customer base after leaving its old digs for a new location in its hometown of Mill Valley, California.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 28, 2012

SUN VALLEY, IDAHO (BRAIN)—Terry Duran has stepped down as the national sales manager for Scott Sports’ U.S. bicycle division. It’s a role Duran had held since it was created in January 2011.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 27, 2012

NEW YORK CITY, NY (BRAIN) — Giant USA is donating 100 bikes to people in the New York City areas hit hardest by post-tropical storm Sandy.

The company is working with Transportation Alternatives and Recycle-A-Bicycle to improve mobility among residents in the stricken areas.

Posted in North America Tagged Hurricane Sandy / Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 26, 2012

With mixed emotions and expectations, retailers jumped into the Thanksgiving shopping weekend with Black Friday sales promotions that saw equally uneven results.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 26, 2012

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — We may not know what to call it, but the 650b/27.5-inch tire is not wishful thinking or hype: It's coming at the industry like a freight train.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted November 26, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) — Versa Capital Management LLC has purchased New Hampshire-based Eastern Mountain Sports, a 69-store retail chain.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted November 26, 2012
In a twist, the consumer show adds a trade-only day

ATHENS, GA (BRAIN) – Organizers of the Southeast Bike Expo say after a successful inaugural year they will hold the show again in February 2013, but are adding a day for dealers only.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted November 26, 2012

BATH, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Digital revenue rose 30 percent over the past year for Future PLC, the British publisher of cycling websites and magazines Bikeradar.com, Triradar.com, Cyclingnews.com, Procycling, Cycling Plus, Mountain Biking UK, Triathlon Plus, and What Mountain Bike. 

Posted in International Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted November 26, 2012

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Interbike is opening its door to the public next September, but just a crack. Organizers are testing the concept of a restricted consumer day where consumers would pay $50 in advance and register through local dealers before getting a badge as a retail VIP guest. 

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Interbike
Posted November 26, 2012

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — A recent European Parliament decision about electric bike regulation was lauded by some cyclists' advocacy groups and industry groups, but a retailer group, ETRA, slammed the decision on Monday.

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike
Posted November 26, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The outdoor industry is reaching out to the bike business to encourage sustainable practices in an effort to develop standards for equipment manufacturing before international regulators mandate such standards.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 26, 2012

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Consumers will be allowed into the Interbike trade show via a retailer invitation soon, according to an announcement by the show's organizers.

Posted in International Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Interbike
Posted November 26, 2012
Tim Jackson

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN) — Focus Bicycles USA has named Tim Jackson as its new marketing manager. Jackson was previously brand manager of Masi Bicycles before becoming a product manager for ASI, and most recently marketing manager for Pivot Cycles/ BH Bikes USA.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 21, 2012

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes has hired Todd Grant as its vice president of global sales. He will manage inside, domestic and international sales. Grant will be based out of Niner’s Fort Collins, Colorado, office.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 21, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Leisure Trends Group projects that IBD sales for the year through September have reached more than $3 billion, up 7 percent compared with the same period in 2011.

Posted in Studies/Reports

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