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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — SE Bikes has entered a license agreement with J&B Importers to distribute SE parts and accessories across the country.

Tagged Distributor news

VENTURA (BRAIN) — Zeitbike is now distributing all Green Guru products in addition to a selected line that is exclusive to the distributor.

Tagged Distributor news
New system will be the largest to use B-Cycle's Dash system.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BRAIN) — A 600-bike bike share system is planned for Memphis, where Explore Bike Share, a local non-profit, has announced its contract agreement with B-Cycle.

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) —Trainer brand Kinetic has hired independent sales reps to work directly with U.S. bicycle shops as part of its new dealer direct sales effort.

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Canyon USA now has 20 employees, with the hiring of new staff in the operations, sales and IT departments.

Tagged Omnichannel / People

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (BRAIN) — The National Sporting Goods Association has appointed Kevin Bezanson of Cleve's Source for Sports and Greg Miller of Universal Athletic to its board of directors. Each will serve a three-year term that started June 1, following the association's annual conference and summit in May.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — With more than 1,000 responses already received, a university researcher is asking the industry to promote an online survey on how consumers use e-bikes. June 23 is the last day to take the survey.

Tagged Electric bike

DENVER (BRAIN) — Boa Technology Inc. has named longtime footwear industry executive Shawn Neville its new CEO.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Stages Indoor Cycling has acquired VismoX, a group cycling software platform developed by Virtual Cycling AS of Norway.

Stages has been the global distributor for VismoX and the acquisition is effective immediately.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles has promoted Michael White to senior marketing and communications manager.

MIAMI (BRAIN) — Quad Lock, an Australian based brand, has announced J&B Importers as a distribution partner for their smartphone cycling mounts in the U.S.

J&B will provide nationwide sales and support for Quad Lock from its 11 fulfillment centers.

Tagged Distributor news

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — Canadian sporting goods distributor Raymond Lanctôt Ltd. has acquired British Columbia-based cycling distributor NRG Enterprises.

Tagged Distributor news

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Following the opening of BTI's new distribution center in Reno, Nevada, on May 1, the company is now debuting a revamped version of its suspension and disc brake repair center at the facility.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Starting this month J&B Importers is distributing the complete Maxima Racing Oils Bike line from all 11 of its distribution centers.

Tagged Distributor news

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike is working with its sister trade show, RFID Journal LIVE!, to offer the bike industry a seminar on RFID technology at this year's show.

Tagged Interbike

TAMPA, Fla. (BRAIN) — Ironman, the owner of the Ironman triathlon brand and related holdings, has acquired Competitor Group Holdings, Inc., which owns the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series and media titles including VeloNews, Women's Running, Triathlete, and Competitor. CGI also owns the Race IT event registration service.

Doppelt Fund grants are designed to fill financial gaps.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has awarded over $100,000 in grants through its Doppelt Family Trail Development Fund, which supports small, regional projects that are vital to trail systems but often fall through the cracks of traditional funding streams.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Cycling Sports Group has appointed Jason Brown as the director of North America sales for Sugoi and Dennis Kim as the director of marketing for Sugoi. Both will report to Ian Domaas, Sugoi's vice president and general manager. 

Tagged People

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Perry Kramer, whose initials are immortalized in SE Bike's PK Ripper BMX model, is returning to the brand, which is now owned by ASI.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Mike Mercuri and Jeff Shupe — two of SRAM's six co-founders — are transitioning into new roles at the component brand. Both are celebrating 30 years with the brand this year.

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