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Posted December 5, 2014
Chris Tutton

BURNABY, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Fox Factory Holding Corp., the parent of the Fox suspension brand, has purchased Race Face Performance and Easton Cycling, the companies announced Friday.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted December 4, 2014

ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International is accepting nominations for best-of races in six event categories, as well as the top five triathlon highlights of 2014 for its Triathletes Choice awards. The winners will be honored at the 2015 Triathlon Business International conference, to be held Jan.

Posted in North America
Posted December 4, 2014

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Organizers at Taichung Bike Week are moving the dates for next year's meetings into October, approximately two weeks earlier than this year's event held during the first week of November. The new dates, Oct 20-23, 2015, were announced on the TBW website. 

Posted in North America Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted December 4, 2014

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (Calif.) — Scott Sharples has joined Bell Helmets as its new marketing manager for its bicycle business. Sharples has more than 25 years of industry experience. A former World Cup downhill racer, he most recently was product manager for Felt Bicycles.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 4, 2014

KELOWNA, British Columbia (BRAIN) — A developmental road team coached by Axel Merckx will have a new name and a new bike sponsor for the 2015 season.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted December 4, 2014

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Selle San Marco North America has added EP Group's Erik Solberg and Bill Carson to its outside sales team.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted December 4, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Rapha North America has hired Sophie Ballo as its new marketing manager, and Matthew Beaudin as its social media and content manager. 

Ballo comes to Rapha from Specialized, where she worked as a marketing communications specialist and most recently as recruiter.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 4, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Launched in 2010 as a campaign by Bikes Belong, PeopleForBikes said it reached its goal of one million pledging members and supporters Thursday.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 4, 2014

GREENSBORO, N.C. (BRAIN) — Tim Krueger, who most recently served as product manager at QBP's Salsa Cycles, has joined Bikerumor.com as a full-time writer.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted December 3, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bike training software maker TrainingPeaks has acquired Best Bike Split, a company with technology that predicts bike race times based on the athlete's fitness and the terrain.

Posted in North America
Posted December 3, 2014

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (BRAIN) — Ibex Outdoor Clothing has hired Daniel Betts as vice president of finance and operations.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 3, 2014
New group to work closely with PeopleForBikes and NACTO to expand bike sharing.

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — The directors of bike share programs nationwide have come together to form a new group called the North American Bike Share Association.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 2, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Pat Cunnane, president and CEO of Advanced Sports International, will be the keynote speaker this Saturday at the Bicycling Event Directors Conference. Michael Nutter, Philadelphia's mayor and a longtime supporter of bicycle advocacy in the city, is expected to welcome attendees.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted December 2, 2014

PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Live to Play Sports announced Tuesday that it will become the exclusive Canadian distributor of Dahon folding bikes effective spring 2015.

Posted in North America
Posted December 2, 2014

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Zwift, which plans to release interactive indoor training software early next year, has hired former world champion and Olympian Mike McCarthy as its vice president of con

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 2, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes and the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association are joining forces to monitor state and local bike-related legislation and tackle federal industry issues.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 1, 2014

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Mirraco, the Southern California supplier of BMX bikes designed by Dave Mirra, officially ends its eight-year partnership with Trek Bicycles on Dec. 31 and is now working with Dynacraft BSC to distribute its line.

Posted in North America
Posted December 1, 2014

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (BRAIN) — Urban Velo has printed its 45th and final issue. The magazine, published six times per year since 2007, focused on city cycling.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted November 28, 2014

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Southern California Bicyclist, a regional, bimonthly publication, has a new owner. Christopher Reynolds has acquired the magazine from longtime owner and founder Will Decker.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted November 26, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Steve Hed, founder of Hed Cycling and one of the most respected innovators in aerodynamic bike wheels, died Wednesday morning at a hospital here. He was 59.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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