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Posted July 2, 2015

EAGLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Logan VonBokel is joining the PR and media communications firm Uncommon Communications as a senior account manager. VonBokel was previously a tech reporter for Velo magazine.

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Posted July 2, 2015

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — The VH1 cable network is trying to line up 150 sets of twins to ride tandem bikes for a promotion to be shown live on Good Morning America on July 15. Organizers hope to break a Guinness world record for the largest parade of tandem bikes.

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Posted July 2, 2015
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kali Protectives has hired Scott Christenson as California territory manager, filling the position left open by Steve Hays, after his transition to a product and procurement role this spring.
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Posted July 2, 2015
Rack company is buying a $20.1 million building on 13 acres.
Yakima is buying the West End Building for $20.1 million.

BEAVERTON, Ore. (BRAIN) — Yakima Products plans to move from its current leased space here to a new, much larger building it is buying in nearby Lake Oswego.

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Posted July 2, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — CatEye America has hired the Peter Kidd Agency to represent the electronics and accessory brand in New England, quadrupling it's rep coverage in the region.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted July 1, 2015
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WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Andy Clarke is stepping down as president of the League of American Bicyclists, after a dozen years in the position.

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Posted July 1, 2015

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — After taking a year off from his job as a schoolteacher and moving to Italy with his wife, Cam McRae returned to Canada speaking another foreign language and thinking about a career change.
 
His idea included writing and bikes, and ultimately spawned North Shore Mountain Biking

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Posted July 1, 2015

RENO, Nev. (BRAIN) — SwiftCarbon, a China-based bike brand founded by former South African pro cyclist Mark Blewett, will soon begin distribution in the U.S. for the first time via Swift USA, LLC, based in Reno, Nevada.

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Posted July 1, 2015
Amy Roberts is a former OIA vice president who is currently at Mountain Equipment Co-op.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industry Association has hired Amy Roberts as its new executive director.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted June 30, 2015

RENO, Nev. (BRAIN) — A Nevada-based company is suing Wahoo Fitness, Giant Bicycle and Foundation Fitness, alleging that the Wahoo KICKR stationary trainer infringes on its patent. The company, Powerbahn, is seeking at least $1 million in lost royalties and penalties from the three companies.

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Posted June 30, 2015

SANDY, Utah (BRAIN) — Reynolds Cycling has hired recently retired Olympian Billy Demong as its marketing and sponsorship coordinator. Demong competed in the Nordic combined in five Olympic games, winning gold at the Vancouver games in 2010. 

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Posted June 29, 2015

EAST BURKE, Vt. (BRAIN) — The New England Mountain Bike Association's annual festival, NEMBAfest @ Kingdom Trails, attracted 1,900 riders and 71 industry expo booths this weekend.

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Posted June 29, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Cycling accessories brand Portland Design Works has hired Ben Popper as its brand ambassador for Seattle.

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Posted June 29, 2015

EMMAUS, Pa. (BRAIN) — Bicycling magazine has hired Alex Jarman as an advertising account manager for the brand. Jarman will manage Bicycling's East Coast endemic territory.

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Posted June 29, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Several bike industry suppliers and retailers are supporting musician Ben Weaver's planned 16-day ride around Lake Superior next month.

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Posted June 29, 2015

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — KHS is now distributing the complete Maxima Racing Oils Bike line from both its distribution centers.

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Posted June 26, 2015

DALLAS (BRAIN) — Hans Johnsen Company, Wilson Bicycle Sales, and Downeast Bicycle Specialists are now shipping bikes from Reid Cycles, a British brand offering bikes that retail for between $280 and $535.

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Posted June 25, 2015
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling has revamped its website — Stagescycling.com — with a focus on highlighting Stages Power technology, athletes riding Stages Power, and two new benefit programs for riders and dealers: the company’s 8 Weeks to Win training plans and the Stages Power Demo program.
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Posted June 24, 2015
RAPID CITY, S.D. (BRAIN) — After announcing a new MAP policy and online sales restrictions in April, Strider Sports Intl. on June 1 ceased selling to more than 2,500 independent dealers and six national distributors that hadn’t signed on. But as of Monday, June 22, five of the distributors and 800 U.S. retailers returned their agreements and resumed sales, SSI stated.
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Posted June 24, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes has announced its community grants for spring 2015, ranging from $800 to $10,000 and supporting infrastructure and advocacy initiatives in seven communities across the country.

Grant recipients this round include:

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