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Posted June 9, 2015

WESTPORT, Conn. (BRAIN) — Compass Diversified Holdings, the owner of Camelbak, has agreed to buy Fresh Hemp Foods Ltd., a Winnipeg, Manitoba, company that markets hemp-based foods under the Manitoba Harvest brand.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted June 9, 2015

MEQUON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Hayes is bolstering its sales and marketing team by adding four new personnel to the department.

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Posted June 9, 2015

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Appalachian Mountain Bike Club of Knoxville, Tenn., garnered the most votes — more than 26,000 —and is the recipient of the full $100,000 Bell Built grant to build its gravity trail at the Urban Wilderness Trail Park.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 8, 2015
The contest winners

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — A Texas retailer whose employee completed the 1 millionth Shimano S-TEC training module has won a trip to Japan to visit the component giant's factories.

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Posted June 8, 2015

DALLAS (BRAIN) — Jeff Cavicchi has been named national sales manager for the Hans Johnsen Company and its two subsidiaries Downeast Bicycle Specialists and Wilson Bicycle Sales.

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Posted June 8, 2015

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Accell North America has promoted Alan Rowland to senior director of IBD sales. Rowland was previously director of sales for Lapierre USA and is a 25-year veteran of the bike industry.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 5, 2015
Gonzalo Garcia de Salazar

MALLABIA, Spain (BRAIN) — A lot has changed at Orbea USA over the past six months as Gonzalo Garcia de Salazar took over leadership of the wholly owned subsidiary of the Spanish brand. 

Posted in North America Tagged People / Events
Posted June 5, 2015

ATLANTA (BRAIN) — Vee Tire Co. has hired Tim Tebbe as national sales manager of dealer accounts in the U.S. Tebbe previously worked at EVS Sports and Marin Bikes for the past four years. He joins the company as it aims to grow its dealer network.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 5, 2015

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Those planning on camping at next year's Sea Otter Classic can begin making Early Bird reservations on Monday, June 8, at 9 a.m. Pacific Time. The registration period for campgrounds A, B and C will extend until the end of the day on June 14.

Posted in North America Tagged Sea Otter Classic
Posted June 4, 2015
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BRAIN) — American Bicycle Group, parent of Quintana Roo and Litespeed Bicycles, has added four sales groups to address growing North American demand, the company said.
Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted June 4, 2015

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (BRAIN) — Kona has entered an exclusive partnership with Retallack Lodge of Nelson, British Columbia, a backcountry skiing and snowboarding destination that has also invested in and expanded its mountain bike trails.

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Posted June 4, 2015
New media event to run concurrently with Bike PressCamp in 2016.

SOLON, Ohio (BRAIN) — Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing, which recently acquired Lifeboat Events, is expanding the PressCamp brand to the outdoor industry.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / PressCamp
Posted June 4, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Active Interest Media, publisher of Backpacker, SKI, Skiing, Climbing and a host of other outdoor consumer magazines, has acquired the Outdoor Guide, a direct mail service, from Catalyst Communication. The terms of the sale weren’t disclosed.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions / Media/Publishing
Posted June 3, 2015

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — CycleHop has signed a long-term lease for a new space in Santa Monica, which will be the new home for local bike-share operations and serve as the company’s national headquarters. The company used to be located in Miami Beach, Florida.

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Posted June 3, 2015

ASPEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — ZG Collective, a new distributor of outdoor, snow, cycling and active lifestyle brands, is introducing German helmet brand Melon Helmets to the North American market.

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Posted June 2, 2015

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The June 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News is hitting mailboxes and it includes a special report on executive pay at the industry’s largest public companies.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted June 1, 2015

DERBY, Vt. (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau USA has named Eric Sakalowsky global marketing director.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 1, 2015
Retailers can now buy directly from Sigma as well as through distributors.

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — Sigma USA has hired Chuck Sikora and Morgan Fluhrer to handle sales for the Midwest and South/Southeast, respectively, as the company transitions to selling direct to dealers. They join Brian McGarrahan, who handles sales for the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic. 

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted June 1, 2015

LONDON (BRAIN) — Indoor cycling software Zwift has partnered with professional road racer Evelyn “Evie” Stevens to inspire and encourage more women to ride. Stevens will host regularly scheduled women’s rides on Zwift’s virtual course.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Web/Internet / Competition
Posted June 1, 2015

LÉVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Canadian distributor Lambert has added Wolf Tooth to its expanding product offerings.

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