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Posted August 28, 2015

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Retired pro Jens Voigt will host his own gran fondo event in Marin County in October this year.

The Jensie Gran Fondo of Marin will start at the Stafford Lakes Bike Park on Saturday Oct. 10. It will include ride options of 45, 70 and 100 miles.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted August 28, 2015

MUKILTEO, Wash. (BRAIN) — Full Speed Ahead has hired industry veteran and Mountain Bike Hall of Famer John Stamstad for inside sales at their Seattle headquarters.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted August 27, 2015

DERBY, Vt. (BRAIN) — Garneau has hired the Moxie Northwest Sales Agency to represent the brand in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.

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Posted August 27, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. (BRAIN) — The carbon component company Atomik Carbon is now working with several independent sales rep groups for national sales coverage.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted August 26, 2015

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BRAIN) – Torcano Industries is now the exclusive distributor of Pillow Pets Tricksters helmets.

Posted in North America
Posted August 26, 2015

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Serfas has hired Patrick Baldwin as a regional sales manager. The company also has hired the outside sales rep force, Southeast Sports, and announced that it will repeat its Golden Ticket promotion at Interbike, awarding one lucky dealer with $5,000 in Serfas product,

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps / Interbike
Posted August 26, 2015

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists has added 100 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses to its list, bringing the program to recognize more than 1,050 businesses and government agencies. They are being recognized for making a bike-friendly environment for employees and the public.

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Posted August 24, 2015

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Show organizers for the Outdoor Retailer trade show will be extending their contracts with Salt Lake City through its summer 2018 show.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted August 24, 2015

TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Turner Bikes has hired the Southern California branding and advertising agency, The Creative Bar, for a complete rebrand.

The Creative Bar has worked with Intense Cycles, Haro Bikes, and VEE Tire Co., among others.

Posted in North America
Posted August 21, 2015

GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN) — Michelin has launched a new ambassador program for its mountain bike tire division.

Posted in North America
Posted August 21, 2015

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Ivan Harms has joined Loaded Precision Components and will oversee brand strategy and operations for the mountain bike component maker.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 21, 2015
Preliminary agenda released: Fewer keynotes, more industry panels.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Registration is now open for the 2016 IBD Summit, to be held in Tempe, Ariz., Jan. 12-14.

Posted in North America Tagged IBD Summit
Posted August 21, 2015
Company veteran Rich Tauer takes the reins as Q’s founder focuses on strategy and product innovation.
Flagg (left) and Tauer.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — After 34 years as president of Quality Bicycle Products, Steve Flagg is stepping aside and has named Rich Tauer to take his place. Tauer, currently the company’s vice president, takes on his new role Oct. 1.

Posted in North America
Posted August 21, 2015
Reynolds also announces a wheel trade-in promotion.

SANDY, Utah (BRAIN) — Industry Nine Componentry will now provide hubs for all Reynolds Cycling's Blacklabel mountain bike wheelsets, the companies announced this week.

Posted in North America
Posted August 21, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Rumbleship is sponsoring a showcase area at Interbike that will feature innovative products and services. The company is seeking submissions for inclusion in the display, called Innovation Alley Presented By Rumbleship.

Posted in North America
Posted August 20, 2015
Team BMC's Taylor Phinney with the pact.

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pearl Izumi is launching a new marketing campaign that promotes the idea that endurance athletes should enjoy their chosen activity — and not be a jerk about it.

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Posted August 20, 2015

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN)  — Colo. Gov. John Hickenlooper will give the keynote address at the Interbike Industry Breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 16, the first morning of the Interbike Expo.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted August 19, 2015
Updated with information on memorial services.

FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — Deb Hubsmith, the longtime leader of the Safe Routes to School movement in the U.S., passed away Tuesday after a nearly two-year battle with acute myeloid leukemia. She was 46. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted August 19, 2015

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Abus Mobile Security, Inc. has appointed Mathias Lundblad as the general manager of the company's North American business unit.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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