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Posted January 30, 2014

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA has hired three people to fill vacancies in its sales department, and promoted one employee in quality assurance.

Eric Woods of Denver has been hired as regional sales manager for the Southwest.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 30, 2014
Campagnolo's Daniel Large shows how to install a Campy power unit.

PALOS VERDES, Calif. (BRAIN) — Industry chatter mixed with Hollywood dreams Wednesday as the inaugural winter edition of Lifeboat Events’ PressCamp event got under way sharing the grounds of swank Southern California resort Terranea with the celebrity hosts and aspiring divas of TV’s “American Idol,” filming on location.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted January 29, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool, its president Eric Hawkins and its trademark Park Blue color made an appearance on national television Tuesday evening. 

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Posted January 28, 2014

DENVER (BRAIN) — Clothing brand Primal donated more than $1 million to the cycling community in 2013, including more than $300,000 in cash and more than $800,000 in product donations.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 28, 2014

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) – Athletes, volunteers and sponsors were honored at the 2013 National Interscholastic Cycling Association Awards, held this weekend in Berkeley.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Competition / Awards
Posted January 28, 2014

FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — Osmo Nutrition has appointed Reid Swanson as its senior director of sales. Reid joined Osmo after spending the last 4 years at GU Energy Labs where he held various sales leadership positions, including director of sales.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 28, 2014
'The pace won't slow down,' Amazon.com exec tells panel.

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The challenge of doing business in a rapidly changing retail environment was the central topic of the State of Multisport Retail panel at the Triathlon Business International North American Annual Conference held in Los Angeles this week.

Posted in North America Tagged Triathlon Business Conference
Posted January 28, 2014

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Accessories brand Serfas has completed its move from Orange County, Calif., to a larger headquarters and warehouse facility in Phoenix.

Posted in North America
Posted January 27, 2014

TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Continuing the push to grow its retailer base, Intense Cycles has brought aboard two new outside sales reps: Alex Clark in Colorado and New Mexico and Shane Johnson in Utah and Idaho.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 27, 2014

ASPEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — POC has named Josh Fonner as its  new U.S. bike sales manager. Fonner has a long history in the industry, working most recently as Western retail services manager and Eastern sales manager for Giant Bicycles. POC is entering the road cycling market this year with its AVIP product line.

Posted in North America
Posted January 27, 2014

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. (BRAIN) – The trade association Triathlon Business International and triathlon site Slowtwitch.com have named the top 50 multi-sport retailers in the U.S. They released the list Sunday as the two-day Triathlon Business International annual conference got under way here. 

Posted in North America Tagged Triathlon Business Conference
Posted January 27, 2014
QBP's Bobby Dahlberg

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Mike Van Abel, IMBA's executive director, told more than 110 participants at the annual Fat Bike Summit that it's time to develop rules to guide the use of fat bikes on public land and private property.

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Posted January 24, 2014

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — The Open Streets Project, a collaboration between the Alliance for Biking & Walking and the The Street Plans Collaborative, will hold a summit in Los Angeles in early April to foster new open streets initiatives and expand existing ones.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted January 23, 2014

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) – Industry marketing and PR veteran Suzette Ayotte has joined the National Interscholastic Cycling Association as development director.

Ayotte was Fizik North America's marketing chief for 13 years and has consulted with several other well-known brands in the cycling world.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 23, 2014

COLUMBIA, S.C. (BRAIN) — By the end of the year Kent hopes to make 75,000 bikes in a new South Carolina factory. And by the end of 2016, 500,000 bikes should be rolling off Kent’s assembly line, according to Kent CEO Arnold Kamler.

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Posted January 23, 2014

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Currie Technologies is hosting the year’s first Technician Training program, sponsored by the Light Electric Vehicle Association.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted January 22, 2014

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ben Capron, who previously served as chief brand officer at Specialized Bicycle Components, is back at the Morgan Hill, Calif., company.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 22, 2014

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — The NYC Bike Expo has announced a new location for its May 16-17 event. The consumer show is being held at the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue at 26th Street in midtown Manhattan.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted January 22, 2014

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (BRAIN) — VP Components has adopted a Minimum Advertised Price policy, the company announced Wednesday.  

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Posted January 22, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — David Bach is manning a booth at his first Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Expo Wednesday. It's the first day of a four-day show and Bach hopes he can convince retailers that riding a fat-tire bike on snow with a ski strapped to the front tire is a sure-fire sale.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

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