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OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — Brett Lindstrom, who has been involved with Lake Cycling for several years, has joined Magura USA as the Lake Cycling Shoes' brand manager.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Bike2020.com, an online marketplace for new, closeout and overstock bikes for pickup at local bike shops, has expanded its sales rep team.

Tagged Sales Reps
Dutch conglomerate expands e-bike brand mix.
Adam Vollmer and the Faraday Porteur at the Interbike 2014 show

ALMERE, The Netherlands (BRAIN) — Pon Holdings, owner of several bike brands including Cervélo, Gazelle, Focus and Santa Cruz, has acquired lifestyle e-bike company Faraday Bicycles. The purchase price was not disclosed.

Tagged Electric bike / Mergers & Acquisitions

WESTPORT, Conn. (BRAIN) — Compass Diversified Holdings has appointed outdoor industry veteran Sally McCoy to its board of directors, effective Jan. 6.

Tagged People

CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Osprey Packs has signed a distribution agreement with Quality Bicycle Products and has joined the distributor’s Dealer’s Choice program. Osprey products will available at QBP.com starting in February.

Tagged Distributor news
The winners.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — The 16 recipients of the 2017 Women's Bicycle Mechanics Scholarship have been announced by the program's organizers: QBP and co-title sponsors SRAM, Park Tool, Michelin and UBI.

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Online consumers who buy an Eddy Merckx bike through the company's new e-commerce site can choose whether to pick up the bike at a Merckx dealership or have it delivered by a Velofix van, if there is one in their area, the company said. 

Tagged Omnichannel

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) —Triathlon Business International will honor Valerie Silk and Richard Bryne at its 7th Annual Business Conference in Dallas later this month. Silk will be presented with the Ron Smith Award and Bryne with the Steve Hed Award for Innovation.

Tagged Awards / Triathlon Business Conference

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (BRAIN) — Zagster, Inc., a provider of private and public-private bike sharing systems, has raised $10 million in a Series B round of funding led by Edison Partners, a growth equity capital firm.

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Technologies International is now distributing Bryton GPS computers, with the first shipments of Bryton products arriving in BTI's warehouse Friday.

Bryton, a Taiwan-based manufacturer of multisport GPS products, debuted in the U.S. market in 2015. 

Collegiate champion Hannah Finchamp.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Assos of Switzerland, which announced in April last year that it was sponsoring Team USA and providing it with clothing through the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, has now expanded its relationship with USAC.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

BOSTON, Mass. (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America has hired Bob Gagen as its rep in the Midwest, including Kansas, Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska.

Tagged People / Sales Reps

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — The Chicago Area Bicycle Dealers' Association has sold out of exhibitor space for its upcoming trade show, which is Feb. 1-2.  CABDA organizers expect nearly 175 exhibitors at Pheasant Run Resort and Convention Center.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / CABDA

SEATTLE, Wash. (BRAIN) — Forbes Magazine has named the three co-founders of the Seattle-based electric bike company Rad Power Bikes to its Forbes 30 Under 30 listing in the Manufacturing & Industry category.

Tagged People
DHD's Peloton Trooper shirt.

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. (BRAIN) — KHS is now distributing DHDwear apparel to U.S. IBDs. 

DHDwear is based in Orange County, California, and sells cycling-themed apparel, including T-shirts, with sales in more than 30 countries. 

Tagged Distributor news
Olson is stepping down as chief marketing officer at Specialized this month. Chrome will move from San Francisco to Portland this spring.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Slate Olson, who announced last week that he would step down as chief marketing officer at Specialized, will become the new president of Chrome Industries. Chrome also announced it was moving its headquarters from San Francisco to Portland in April. 

Tagged People

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Beeline Bikes and Competitive Cyclist announced Wednesday that Beeline’s mobile bike shops are now available as an on-site assembly option for bikes purchased on Competitive Cyclist and Backcountry.com in select markets.

Tagged Omnichannel

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — TerraTrike, which claims to be the largest U.S. manufacturer of recumbent tricycles and tricycle accessories, has hired Pale Morning Media to do public relations promoting its new designs.

Merckx joins BH, Spot, Elby, Ellsworth and other brands available through Velofix Direct.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Velofix has signed an agreement with Eddy Merckx Cycles to assemble and deliver bikes ordered through EMC's website.

Tagged Omnichannel / Web/Internet

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has announced a schedule of four Fat Bike Summits for 2017. The events will bring together land managers, ski resorts, chambers of commerce, Nordic associations and other parties interested in fat biking to discuss topics including growth of the sport and land access issues.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

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