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Posted March 12, 2014
Fast growing Florida manufacturer consults with former Serotta CEO
Bill Watkins (left) with Catrike GM Mark Egeland in Catrike's factory.

ORLANDO, Fla. (BRAIN) — Catrike, a fast growing manufacturer of high performance recumbent tricycles, is consulting with former Serotta CEO Bill Watkins as the company contemplates its growth strategy.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted March 12, 2014
Bill Holland (second from left) and staff.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Holland Cycles has moved its headquarters into a 1,800 square-foot showroom in San Diego to showcase its custom bicycles. The showroom features a state-of-the-art fit center, a bike display area and a service and build area that has quadrupled the company's previous capabilities.

Posted in North America
Posted March 12, 2014
John Cheever (center) Jeff Shupe (L) and F.K. Day (R)

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — John Cheever, an engineering leader at SRAM since soon after the company's founding, has died at age 50 after a three-year battle with brain cancer, the company announced Wednesday.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted March 12, 2014

DUARTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Folding bike maker Dahon has named Asli Bisiklet as its distributor in Turkey. 

Posted in International
Posted March 12, 2014
Event owner and Velo and Triathlete magazine publisher names new CEO, CFO and CMO

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Competitor Group, Inc. has named David Abeles as its new CEO, Barrett Garrison as CFO and Keith Kendrick as Chief Marketing Officer.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted March 12, 2014

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Champion System is setting up a custom cycling and triathlon clothing ordering system through Performance Bicycle's website.

Champion System will facilitate the design, ordering and delivery process through PerformanceBike.com.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — A March 10 U.S. Supreme Court ruling could make it harder to build biking or hiking trails on abandoned railroad corridors. But a Rails To Trail Conservancy spokesman said the effect on recreational path development will be limited.

Posted in North America
Posted March 12, 2014

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — CamelBak's sales for 2013 were $139.9 million, a decrease of $17.7 million compared to its sales of $157.6 million in 2012. Sales of hydration systems fell $17.2 million, and sales of gloves fell $5.5 million, while the company's bottle and accessories sales increased $4.8 million.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 11, 2014

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox's sales climbed 16 percent last year to $272.7 million, driven mostly by an 18 percent sales growth of its power vehicle products; sales of mountain bike products grew 14 percent over the prior fiscal year.

Posted in North America
Posted March 11, 2014

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Adrian Montgomery, formerly of Backcountry.com and Scott USA, is joining Colorado-based PR and marketing agency Verde Brand Communications. Montgomery will head up Verde's bike division.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 11, 2014
Iladora's key product is The Perfect Bike Pant.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Huckleberry Bicycles is hosting an industry panel discussion this Friday on women's cycling apparel. Panelists from three brands that focus on women's urban cycling clothes will speak and field questions from consumers and industry representatives in the audience.

Posted in North America
Posted March 11, 2014

ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International has set the dates for its annual conference, which will return to Los Angeles in 2015.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Triathlon Business Conference
Posted March 11, 2014
James and the Mosaic

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Custom framebuilder Mosaic Cycles will be auctioning a hardtail mountain bike to benefit The National Inclusion Project, a program that aims to reduce the barriers between children with disabilities and the world around them.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted March 10, 2014

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Industry vet Tim Jackson has left Focus Bicycles, where he was North American marketing manager.

"It wasn’t my decision to leave, though I understand the reasoning behind the decision made by others," he said. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 10, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) – The PeopleForBikes Green Lane Project will conduct two-year programs to build protected bike lanes in six new U.S. cities: Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh and Seattle.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Green Lane Project
Posted March 10, 2014

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — De Soto Sport is celebrating the start of its 25th year in business and company founder and CEO Emilio De Soto said maintaining a happy and healthy staff has been one key to longevity. 

Posted in North America
Posted March 10, 2014

FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) —  Osmo Nutrition has signed a multi-year partnership to be the official hydration and recovery sponsor of the US Military Endurance Sports Program.

Posted in North America
Posted March 10, 2014

MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — BTI and Olympic Supply are distributing Uncle Dick's Bead Slip and Brush Bags this year. Uncle Dick's Bead Slip is a lubricant that helps bicycle mechanics with tough tire installations.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted March 10, 2014

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Wish you could see what brands have the best shipping terms, order accuracy or margins? Or want to inform your current supplier about where they can improve?

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 7, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — While total merchandise sales at IBDs were off 1 percent in January compared to the same month a year ago, complete bike sales bucked the downward trend, according to the latest figures from Leisure Trends RetailTrak.

Posted in Retail News

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