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Posted January 6, 2017
Collegiate champion Hannah Finchamp.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Assos of Switzerland, which announced in April last year that it was sponsoring Team USA and providing it with clothing through the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, has now expanded its relationship with USAC.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted January 6, 2017

BOSTON, Mass. (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America has hired Bob Gagen as its rep in the Midwest, including Kansas, Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted January 6, 2017

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — The Chicago Area Bicycle Dealers' Association has sold out of exhibitor space for its upcoming trade show, which is Feb. 1-2.  CABDA organizers expect nearly 175 exhibitors at Pheasant Run Resort and Convention Center.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / CABDA
Posted January 5, 2017
The LeEco Super Bike is a CES award winner.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Amidst the smart hairbrushes and connected toasters, there are a number of bike-related products on display this week at the Consumer Electronics Show.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Consumer Electronics Show / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted January 5, 2017

SEATTLE, Wash. (BRAIN) — Forbes Magazine has named the three co-founders of the Seattle-based electric bike company Rad Power Bikes to its Forbes 30 Under 30 listing in the Manufacturing & Industry category.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 5, 2017
DHD's Peloton Trooper shirt.

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. (BRAIN) — KHS is now distributing DHDwear apparel to U.S. IBDs. 

DHDwear is based in Orange County, California, and sells cycling-themed apparel, including T-shirts, with sales in more than 30 countries. 

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted January 5, 2017
Olson is stepping down as chief marketing officer at Specialized this month. Chrome will move from San Francisco to Portland this spring.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Slate Olson, who announced last week that he would step down as chief marketing officer at Specialized, will become the new president of Chrome Industries. Chrome also announced it was moving its headquarters from San Francisco to Portland in April. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 4, 2017

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Beeline Bikes and Competitive Cyclist announced Wednesday that Beeline’s mobile bike shops are now available as an on-site assembly option for bikes purchased on Competitive Cyclist and Backcountry.com in select markets.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel
Posted January 4, 2017

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (BRAIN) — Conte's Bicycle Group LLC has promoted Mike Cox to store manager of the company's Falls Church location. 

Posted in Retail News Tagged People
Posted January 4, 2017

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — TerraTrike, which claims to be the largest U.S. manufacturer of recumbent tricycles and tricycle accessories, has hired Pale Morning Media to do public relations promoting its new designs.

Posted in North America
Posted January 4, 2017
Merckx joins BH, Spot, Elby, Ellsworth and other brands available through Velofix Direct.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Velofix has signed an agreement with Eddy Merckx Cycles to assemble and deliver bikes ordered through EMC's website.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel / Web/Internet
Posted January 4, 2017

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has announced a schedule of four Fat Bike Summits for 2017. The events will bring together land managers, ski resorts, chambers of commerce, Nordic associations and other parties interested in fat biking to discuss topics including growth of the sport and land access issues.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted January 4, 2017
Executives share thoughts in new BRAIN issue.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — After a year in which the industry struggled with surplus inventory and a rapidly changing distribution system, many supplier executives said they were cautiously optimistic about their prospects in 2017.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 4, 2017

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Tom Barney, the former CEO of Osprey Packs, has been appointed chief operating officer at Verde Brand Communications. Verde is branching out by launching a new venture, Verde Strategy, a strategic solutions consulting practice.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 3, 2017

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Attention retailers: Friday is the last day to take Bicycle Retailer's survey on electric bikes. Please tell us what you think of their potential, and how much (if at all) they factor into your business.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Electric bike / BRAIN News
Posted January 3, 2017
Peloton's editor at large was given the AIJC's Outstanding Achievement in the field of Cycling Journalism Award.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Veteran cycling journalist John Wilcockson, the editor at large of Peloton Magazine, was recently recognized by the International Association of Cycling Journalists with the Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Cycling Journalism Award.

Posted in International Tagged People / Media/Publishing / Racing & Sponsorship / Awards
Posted January 3, 2017

FLETCHER, N.C. (BRAIN) — Holly Colson has left Cane Creek Cycling Components, where she had been vice president of marketing. Colson has started her own marketing consulting firm, called Facets Marketing.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 29, 2016
Omnichannel-related stories lead the list.

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International's surprise decision to buy the retailer Performance Bicycle was the most-read story on BicycleRetailer.com in 2016.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 29, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International has announced the finalists for its Triathlete's Choice best events awards in four categories.

Posted in North America
Posted December 28, 2016

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Slate Olson is leaving Specialized, where he has been chief marketing officer since early 2015. He is being replaced by long time Specialized employee Mark Cote, an engineer who has led Specialized's Advanced Concepts department.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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