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Posted October 31, 2016

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BRAIN) — eVent Fabrics has hired Dave Wilson as a sales account manager. Wilson is returning to eVent after a nine-year hiatus, during which he worked most recently as a senior product designer and developer at Garmin. 

Posted in North America
Posted October 31, 2016
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — The Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers’ Association says new exhibitors at its February show include Giant Bicycles, TerraTrike, Rotor Components, Magura, Van Dessel Bicycles and Full Speed Ahead. The CABDA show, which is open to trade only, is scheduled for Feb. 1-2, 2017.
 
Posted in North America Tagged CABDA
Posted October 31, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool is accepting applications for its second annual Community Tool Grant Program, which was designed to help local non-profit cycling organizations get the repair products they need.

Posted in North America
Posted October 31, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association has promoted three current staffers into new positions for the organization.

Posted in North America
Posted October 31, 2016

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Blackout Distribution and Kink BMX have hired Art Harris as the new sales manager, overseeing both inside and outside sales for the brands.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted October 31, 2016

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek is making live video streams available for the DVV Insurances Trophy cyclocross series, starting with the Koppenbergcross race on Tuesday.

The videos will be streamed lived on Trekbikes.com at no charge. Replays will not be available.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted October 31, 2016

BEVERLY, Mass. (BRAIN) — Parlee Cycles has hired Steve Thomas as its sales director and Chris Hewings as its export sales manager.

Posted in North America
Posted October 28, 2016
A neighbor's surveillance camera showed the thieves' vehicles.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BRAIN) — Thieves made off with Box Components products worth about $100,000 at retail in an overnight break-in at the company's headquarters here Wednesday.

Posted in North America
Posted October 28, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — The Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association says it wants to work with the industry to develop a universal professional mechanic certification that would be recognized throughout the industry.

Posted in North America
Posted October 28, 2016

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Patagonia will close its stores and its headquarters and other facilities on Election Day, Nov. 8, to encourage employees and customers to vote. 

The closure is part of the company's Vote Our Planet initiative.

Posted in North America
Posted October 28, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — The Philly Bike Expo, which started seven years ago in Philadelphia's Armory building with 68 exhibitors, will have at least 153 booths this year, a 9 percent increase over its previous record. The event is now held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted October 27, 2016

SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. (BRAIN) — Pedego has opened its 89th location, called Pedego 30A, located a half-mile from Florida's scenic Highway 30A, near Point Washington State Forest in Northwest Florida. The store will hold a grand opening Nov. 10.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Electric bike
Posted October 27, 2016
Tour group also drops in at sponsor Hawley-Lambert for an update on the distributor’s recent operational changes.
Finish Line’s Derek Goltz (left) and Hawley-Lambert’s Pat McGinnis

COLUMBIA, S.C. (BRAIN) — The final day of Bicycle Retailer's Carolinas Dealer Tour moved on to Columbia, South Carolina, on Wednesday, visiting two retailers and distributor Hawley-Lambert.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted October 26, 2016
What U.S. shoppers see when they search for SRAM on ChainReaction.com.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — U.S. visitors to European-based e-commerce sites like Wiggle and Chain Reaction have seen something new when they searched for SRAM products in recent months: nothing.

Posted in International Tagged MAP / Web/Internet
Posted October 26, 2016

POOLE, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Muc-Off is claiming its sales grew 32 percent in the last year, on the strength of an expanded product line, international sales growth and sponsorship of major pro cyclists including Team Sky, British Cycling and Trek Factory Racing.

Posted in International
Posted October 26, 2016
Germany's show is asking exhibitors to vote on the length of its 2018 event.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Eurobike show are asking its exhibitors to vote on the length of its 2018 event. The show will be held in July for the first time that year, moving up from its traditional timing in mid- to late-August.

Posted in International
Posted October 26, 2016

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin Ltd.'s third quarter results beat Wall Street expectations, with revenue of $722 million for the period, 6 percent over the same period last year.

Posted in North America
Posted October 26, 2016

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano pointed to weak sales in Southeast Asia, Japan, China and South America as contributors to another steep decline in bike product sales. The company’s sales through the first nine months of this year were down 18.8 percent according to figures released this week.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted October 26, 2016
Three-year agreement includes apparel, helmets and eyewear.

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — POC will become the apparel sponsor for the Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team next year. The brand has been the team's eyewear and helmet sponsor since 2004.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted October 26, 2016

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (BRAIN) — On its final day in Charlotte, Bicycle Retailer’s Carolinas Dealer Tour covered a wide range of shops and a sizable geographical area as it traveled from Uptown Charlotte to the city’s southern reaches.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour

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