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Posted March 2, 2016

BOULDER, Colo.­ (BRAIN) — The North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) wrapped up one of its largest shows at the Sacramento Convention Center, with among the highest number of exhibitors and crowds.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Consumer Expos and Rides / North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted March 2, 2016

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has redesigned its website to provide a user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Interbike
Posted March 2, 2016
Biking and walking on the rise in large cities, the nonprofit says.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — The Alliance for Biking & Walking released its biennial report on Bicycling and Walking in the U.S. Wednesday. The 198-page report compiles data from all 50 states, the 50 most-populous U.S. cities and 18 additional cities.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 2, 2016

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) – Raleigh Bicycles has hired Scott Schilling as director of marketing. With a background in digital marketing, Schilling will be responsible for all aspects of marketing and communications for the Raleigh Bicycles brand.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 1, 2016

MADRID (BRAIN) — Rotor Bike Components has signed with Quebec City-based On the Edge for Canadian distribution, effective March 1. Rotor was previously distributed in the market by KHS Canada.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted March 1, 2016

VANCOUVER, Wash. (BRAIN) — Swiss Protection brand iXS and Taiwan component maker Spank Industries have signed with QBP for additional distribution starting in March, stated The Gravity Cartel, the U.S. sales office for the two brands.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted March 1, 2016

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro Inc. announced agreements this week to acquire mobile video editing apps Replay and Splice. Merging Replay and Splice.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted March 1, 2016
NAMPA, Idaho (BRAIN) — Deity Components has expanded its U.S. distribution by signing with Bicycle Technologies International (BTI), which will stock the rider-owned brand’s lines of handlebars, stems and pedals.
Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted March 1, 2016

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — With sunny blue skies and temperatures in the 70s and 80s over the weekend, organizers of the Electric Bike Expo couldn’t have asked for better weather. Or better consumer turnout.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted February 29, 2016
Suspension brand sees double-digit growth in fourth-quarter and full-year sales thanks to acquisition of RaceFace/Easton.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory Holding Corp. posted nearly 30 percent growth in revenue in the fourth quarter of 2015, the company announced Monday. Sales for the quarter totaled $95.7 million, compared with $74.1 million for the same quarter the previous year.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 29, 2016

POZZOLEONE, Italy (BRAIN) — Italian shoes, saddle and accessories brand Fizik has hired Scott Ballantyne as marketing director to grow its brand presence in North America.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 28, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — This year’s North American Handmade Bicycle Show proved the old adage: If people don't have to fight 18 inches of snow, they will come.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Consumer Expos and Rides / North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted February 28, 2016
Also, Quality expands SaddleDrive dealer event to two sessions this summer in move to Reno.
MINNEAPOLIS and BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP's new Dealer’s Choice program is an early step in building what company president Rich Tauer called the Q Ecosystem at this weekend's Frostbike open house and expo. “That's a powerful business strategy for both dealers and suppliers to thrive and survive today and into the future. It's a partnership between suppliers, QBP and dealers," he said.
Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news / Events / Frostbike
Posted February 26, 2016

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Crankbrothers has announced the appointment of Peter Duynslaeger as its global sales director. Duynslaeger will be based in Crankbrothers' headquarters in Laguna Beach.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 26, 2016
NAHBS exhibitors setting up this week. Courtesy photo.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The 12th annual North American Handmade Bicycle Show opened Friday at the Sacramento Convention Center and runs through Sunday. The show has more than 150 exhibitors and organizers expect attendance to exceed the record set the last time the show was in Sacramento, in 2012.

Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted February 24, 2016
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — The QBP Fund — Quality Bicycle Products’ $1 million charitable trust benefiting bicycle advocacy, projects and organizations — has earmarked $50,000 for programs in Nevada and other states where QBP has operations.
Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 24, 2016

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Haibike has chosen Backbone Media as its U.S. public relations agency of record.

Haibike was established in Germany in 1995, and has been distributed in the U.S. since 2014.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted February 24, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Nelson Vails, the only African-American cyclist to win an Olympic medal, will preside over five screenings of a new film about his life, "Cheetah – The Nelson Vails Story," at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show this weekend.

Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted February 24, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International is working with Philadelphia bike advocates to support a "community bike build" this weekend.

Posted in North America
Posted February 23, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Joan Hanscom has joined USA Cycling as its new director of event services. 

Posted in North America Tagged People / Racing & Sponsorship

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