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Posted August 15, 2017

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — The Arthritis Foundation's California Coast Classic Bike Tour fundraising ride will depart from San Francisco on Sept. 9 backed by presenting sponsor Amgen and a host of industry and non-endemic sponsors.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted August 15, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Chris King Precision Components has suspended production of its Cielo frames, the company announced Tuesday.

Posted in North America
Posted August 15, 2017

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer has extended the submission deadline for new products to be featured in the three editions of the Interbike Show Dailies, distributed at the expo.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged BRAIN News / Interbike
Posted August 15, 2017

LÉVIS, Québec (BRAIN) — Distributions Lyncée is now distributing the Italian brand of saddles San Marco throughout Canada. Canadian retailers will be able to start placing orders for products in this new range during the 2018 booking period with the first deliveries to stores beginning in winter 2018.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted August 14, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Otto DesignWorks' Ottolock is now available to retailers through J&B Importers.

Posted in North America
Posted August 14, 2017
Webster.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized has hired Marcie Webster as its new leader of global retail.

Webster, who was most recently with The North Face, will focus on helping Specialized retailers "elevate store performance and integrate operations" with the company.

Posted in North America
Posted August 14, 2017

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced the addition of a new area on the show floor that will feature short presentations running all day on various topics related to small-business operations, merchandising, training and more.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted August 14, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports Enterprises is now using Myagi to help train retail sales associates about its brands and product. ASE's brands include Fuji, Breezer, Kestrel, Oval Concepts, Phat and Tuesday Cycles.

Posted in North America
Posted August 14, 2017

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Drew Medlock is joining Moots Cycles as its president, company owner Brent Whittington announced Monday.

Posted in North America
Posted August 11, 2017

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Shimano American and Sampson Sports provided a custom road bike for a program that is expected to raise at least $9,000 for the Children's Hospital in Denver.

Posted in North America
Posted August 11, 2017

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (BRAIN) — Protective products manufacturer Leatt Corporation announces on Friday that its first half sales totaled $9.3 million, up from $8.5 million in the first half last year. In the half, the company registered net income of $101,000.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 11, 2017

ONIGO DI PEDEROBBA, Italy (BRAIN) — The Italian shoe brand Northwave is beginning direct distribution in North America, ending sales through Hawley-Lambert.

Beginning next month, the brand will begin sales to U.S. dealers via its sales reps and its new Shop.Northwave.com B2B site.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted August 10, 2017
First Flight Bicycles remains open for business.

STATESVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — In the months following retailer Jeff Archer's death after being struck by a car while crossing the street last July, the fate of his shop, First Flight Bicycles, remained uncertain.

Posted in Retail News
Posted August 10, 2017

FARMINGTON, Utah (BRAIN) — Vista Outdoor's sales in its Outdoor Products division — which includes Bell, Giro, CamelBak and Bollé sales — were down 6.5 percent organically in the first quarter.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 10, 2017

ASHLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — United Bicycle Institute has hired B Vivit, a graduate of the 2017 Quality Bicycle Products Women’s Mechanic Scholarship.

Posted in North America
Posted August 10, 2017

READING, Pa. (BRAIN) — Ben Serotta has been hired by the World Cycling League to lead the development of a cycling performance center, at the planned National Velodrome at Albright College in Reading.

Posted in North America
Posted August 9, 2017

CHICOUTIMI, Québec (BRAIN) — Devinci has added a second demo truck in the U.S. Chris "Charlie" Manea is the company's newest demo driver. He's visiting dealers and bike parks in Colorado, Utah, California, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico.

Posted in North America
Posted August 9, 2017

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Beeline Bikes signed five new franchise agreements during the second quarter of the year to develop 25 new mobile shops across eight new territories — the brand's most successful quarter to date, Beeline stated.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Mobile service
Posted August 9, 2017

DUXBURY, Mass. (BRAIN) — Bern Unlimited has hired Christopher Lussier as the company's global vice president of sales and marketing.

Posted in North America
Posted August 9, 2017
QBP's Shawn Heidgen (left) with Leah Benson, the owner of Gladys Bikes.

TRUCKEE, Calif. (BRAIN) — QBP recognized several industry members at its recent SaddleDrive event at Northstar Resort here.

Posted in North America

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