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Posted February 4, 2016

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — The Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers Association trade show gained even more traction in its second year, and the dealer group’s board is already planning a bigger show next year.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / CABDA
Posted February 4, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — North Carolina-based industry brands Cane Creek, Outrider USA, Grava Bike Co., DeFeet and Industry Nine will exhibit in March at the second annual Get in Gear Fest, a free consumer festival presented by the Outdoor Gear Builders of Western North Carolina.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted February 4, 2016

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley is now distributing BionX retrofit e-bike systems. All products will be available for ordering at the beginning of March. 

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Distributor news
Posted February 3, 2016
KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Club Ride Apparel has appointed Josh Fonner as its director of sales. Prior to Club Ride, Fonner served as COO at ZG Collective in Aspen, Colorado, and has been the North American sales manager for POC and regional sales manager for Giant Bicycles.
Posted in North America
Posted February 3, 2016

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shares of GoPro plunged in after-hours trading Wednesday after the action camera maker reported a surprising fourth-quarter loss of $11.4 million, or 8 cents a share, compared with a year-earlier profit of $144.9 million.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 3, 2016

BEND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Knight Composites has joined Carmichael Training Systems' CTS Athlete Perks program, offering discounts on the carbon wheel brand's products to CTS-coached athletes. CTS and Knight will roll out the program next week.

Posted in North America
Posted February 3, 2016

DUARTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Folding bike maker Dahon has signed an agreement with Columbus, Ohio-based Oris Intel to use the company's Prowl software to support its North American dealers in MAP compliance.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP
Posted February 2, 2016
NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. has announced that Jeff Winnick is now representing the brand in New England. Winnick has spent 30 years in the cycling industry and represents both winter and summer lines, including Rolf Prima, Dainese, Seasucker, One Way Sports and Orage.
Posted in North America
Posted February 2, 2016

MIAMI (BRAIN) — J&B Importers has concluded its third annual sales summit, a meeting between its sales staff and representatives from 23 different J&B vendors.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted February 2, 2016

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Mike Gann has been promoted to president of Niner Bikes, as company founder Chris Sugai, who previously held the president title, steps away from day-to-day operations to focus more on bike advocacy. 

Posted in North America
Posted February 2, 2016

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley and Lambert launched new business-to-business websites on Tuesday.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Distributor news
Posted February 2, 2016
DENVER (BRAIN) — DirtTri.com, a site devoted to off-road multisport events, is entering its second year this month, and its founder and editor says he is planning expanded content for Year Two.
Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted February 1, 2016

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Campagnolo North America has launched its mechanics technical training tour. The company is suggesting that all mechanics who service Campagnolo parts attend. On completion, attendees will receive a Campagnolo certification.

Posted in North America
Posted February 1, 2016
PASO ROBLES, Calif. (BRAIN) — Dennis Christopher, the star of the 1979 film Breaking Away, will attend April's Eroica California, a vintage bike ride. Christopher will attend a VIP reception preceding a showing of the movie. The next day, he will ride a section of the ride on a vintage Masi bike similar to the one his character Dave Stoller rode in the movie.
Posted in North America
Posted February 1, 2016

ZOLDER, Belgium (BRAIN) — The CEO of the Italian bike brand Wilier Triestina says the company will sue Belgian cyclocross racer Femke Van den Driessche, who is accused of using a hidden motor at the Cyclocross World Championships on Saturday.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted January 29, 2016
UPDATED with information on the tentative Feb. 9 auction.
This frame jig is among the equipment to be auctioned.

Editor's note, Jan. 29, 2016: The Guru auction is tentatively scheduled for Feb. 9. The auction will be conducted by Auctioneer Continental in Montreal.

Posted in North America
Posted January 29, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Planet Bikhas revised its sales and pricing policies to prohibit sales of its current model year products on auction sites.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP
Posted January 29, 2016

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Cascade Bicycle Studio has announced its partnership with custom Czech framebuilder Festka. Cascade Bicycle Studio is now the exclusive online U.S. retailer for Festka and the exclusive in-store retailer for the western U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted January 29, 2016

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cycling Sports Group has hired Hannah Parish as its director of marketing for North America.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 29, 2016

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Friends and family of Dave Wilson, a former long-time Specialized regional sales manager in the Southwest, and former sales manager for Bicycle Retailer, are planning a tribute bike ride in his honor. Wilson died at home in Santa Fe on Jan. 20 at age 60.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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