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Posted February 27, 2017

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley has added two new reps to its sales team. Jeff Stephens will cover Arizona, New Mexico and Las Vegas, while Adam Wilk will cover Texas.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted February 24, 2017

CARY, N.C. (BRAIN) — Retailer Matt Lodder operated a small home-based shop offering mobile repair services for eight years, and as his business grew he realized he needed a larger space. Lodder recently moved his repair and bike fit operation into a 1,400-square-foot space here.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Mobile service
Posted February 24, 2017

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin Ltd. this week reported a 10 percent jump in fourth-quarter revenue fueled in part by strong sales of wearable devices like its Fenix adventure watches and Vivofit activity trackers.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 24, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Camber Outdoors has announced that Arc’teryx and Patagonia have become Peak Partners, a three-year contribution above both companies’ membership dues to Camber Outdoors, and will advance programs to support and accelerate women’s leadership and participation in the outdoors.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 23, 2017

The Netherlands and Switzerland (BRAIN) — The World Federation for the Sporting Goods Industry and Bike Europe are planning a conference for June 7-8 in Porto, Portugal, that will focus on consumer centricity and increasing speed to market for the bike and e-bike industries.

Posted in International Tagged Events / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted February 23, 2017

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The company’s support includes a combination of product allocation and financial backing, which will be used to enable neutral support at league races and provide NICA the resources to expand interscholastic cycling across the country.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 23, 2017

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Mann Group’s Dan Mann, a longtime retail trainer and consultant in the outdoor and bike industries, has unveiled a new book, ORBiT, The Art and Science of Influence.

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 22, 2017

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — TerraTrike has announced that Mark Crews will resign as general manager to pursue other opportunities. Marshall Randall, TerraTrike's dealer sales manager, will take over the duties of general manager while also continuing to work with the sales team.

Posted in North America
Posted February 22, 2017

PRZASNYSZ, Poland (BRAIN) —Kross S.A., the largest Polish bike manufacturer, has purchased Multicycle, a Dutch e-bike brand that declared bankruptcy last year.

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike / Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted February 22, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif. (BRAIN) — MC2 Sports, a distributor founded by bike industry veteran Ming Tan, has hired Aspekt Brand Communications as its USA agency of record for Astute Italia, a handmade saddle brand.

Posted in North America
Posted February 22, 2017
The homepage of Boa's new website.

DENVER (BRAIN) — Boa Technology, the maker of a dial-type shoe lace used on cycling shoes and many other products, has plans to give more attention to consumer brand building, marketing and education, the company said.

Posted in North America
Posted February 21, 2017
But the builder's show says it will not hold future events in Utah.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Next month's North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Salt Lake City will go ahead as planned despite the recent controversy over land use policies in Utah. However, organizers said they will not plan future shows in the state, and would have moved this year's show if there had been time.

Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted February 21, 2017

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Continental Tires has hired Oris Intel to monitor its minimum advertised pricing and sales policies, using the MAP monitoring service provider's Prol software.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP
Posted February 21, 2017

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America has promoted Jody Stoddard to tnational sales manager, effectively immediately.

Stoddard worked previously as Vittoria's North American OEM sales manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 20, 2017

SOLON, Ohio (BRAIN) — Organizers of the PressCamp media events said they will continue to hold events in Utah this year, while exploring options for other venues and encouraging discussion at its events.

Posted in North America Tagged PressCamp
Posted February 20, 2017
It wouldn't be Frostbike without local bag maker Banjo Brothers in costume.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — According to QBP founder Steve Flagg, the first winter gathering at QBP's headquarters, at the time a much more modest facility, took place in 1988.

Posted in North America
Posted February 16, 2017
After call with Utah governor, Emerald Expositions to walk away from Salt Lake.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike said Thursday that Utah is no longer in consideration as a potential show venue in 2018 or beyond.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted February 16, 2017
H3 Publications owner Dave House in a BRAIN archive photo from 2005

VALENCIA, Calif. (BRAIN) — H3 Publications owner Dave House has closed down industry titles Decline and Road after a 13-year run. The staff of six employees at H3's headquarters in Southern California were let go Tuesday morning, sources said.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted February 16, 2017
UPDATED with memorial information

BOISE, Idaho (BRAIN) — Bill Christensen, a former product manager for Answer Products, Shimano and Santa Cruz and a former writer for Mountain Bike magazine, died Sunday at 39.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 16, 2017
The Scottish mountain biker will now endorse Lezyne's GPS units.

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Lezyne has extended its sponsorship of Danny MacAskill, which began in 2012. 

Posted in International

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