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Posted October 29, 2015
Registration is free to CABDA members; other retailers are free if you register soon.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — CABDA will open attendee registration for its 2016 trade show on Monday, Nov. 2. The CABDA Expo will take place Feb. 3-4 at the Pheasant Run Resort and Convention Center outside of Chicago.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / CABDA
Posted October 29, 2015

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Two U.S. senators from states known for their outdoor recreational industry are introducing legislation that would require the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis to specifically track jobs in that industry.

Posted in North America
Posted October 29, 2015

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Mavic is increasing its connection with Hincapie next year, by sponsoring the brand's  development road team and its gran fondo.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted October 29, 2015

NORTHFIELD, Vt. (BRAIN) — Sock maker Darn Tough Vermont says it has seen a 51 percent increase in sales in the first three quarters of 2015 and has added more knitting machines and more workers at its mill, including 100 new job positions there this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted October 28, 2015

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (BRAIN) — Spanish helmet brand Catlike has hired Sean Kneale as its North American brand manager, effective Nov. 1.

“With over 15 years of experience as an outside rep, Sean will use that knowledge to build the Catlike brand in North America,” the company said in a statement.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 28, 2015

DUXBURY, Mass. (BRAIN) — Bern Unlimited has added Stoner Andrews, Kahl and Partners, and the Tom Kern group to its line-up of outside sales reps.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted October 28, 2015

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin reported Wednesday that revenue and margins continued to slide in the third quarter as the strong U.S. dollar undercut growth in unit sales.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted October 28, 2015

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM has hired Kate Powlison as its new road brand manager. Powlison, currently a senior marketing and communications manager at PeopleForBikes, will start at SRAM in Chicago on Nov. 2.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 26, 2015

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers have fleshed out the full agenda for next year's IBD Summit, which will be held near Phoenix in January. The event's keynote speaker will be Sam Dantzler, a consultant to the motorcycle industry. Dantzler's presentation will be titled, "Discounts Suck.

Posted in North America Tagged IBD Summit
Posted October 26, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — Protective gear company G-Form has hired Michael DeLeon as VP of global marketing.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 26, 2015

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cycling Sports Group announced Monday that it has joined SmartEtailing’s Supplier Sync service.

Posted in North America
Posted October 22, 2015

BOISE, Idaho (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has boosted its service in the Western U.S. by hiring Tim Kelley to lead its Western regional sales team from his office here. Kelley comes to QBP from K-Edge, where he was global sales and marketing manager.

Posted in North America
Posted October 22, 2015

ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The trade group Triathlon Business International has opened registration for its sixth annual TBI Conference, which will be held Jan. 24–26 at the Marina del Rey (California) Marriott. Active Network returns as the conference's presenting sponsor.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Triathlon Business Conference
Posted October 22, 2015

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Sports Business Daily is reporting that the Universal Sports TV channel will shut down next month.

Posted in North America
Posted October 21, 2015

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — For the second consecutive years, the Eastern Outdoor Reps Assocation has lowered its annual dues, in an effort to attract more members, especially from the bike industry.

Posted in North America
Posted October 21, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. (BRAIN) — Atomik Carbon is launching a new consumer-direct sales program that will deliver its carbon fiber components and wheels to local retailers for pickup. Dealers who already stock Atomik products will receive a payment at a higher rate than non-stocking dealers who participate in the program.

Posted in North America
Posted October 21, 2015

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley announced today the addition of Dissent Labs to its product portfolio. The Whister, British Columbia, brand offers compression socks aimed at mountain bikers.

Posted in North America
Posted October 20, 2015

CHATANOOGA, Tenn. (BRAIN) — BikeLugs.com is exactly like it sounds: a one-stop shop for framebuilders looking for lugs, tubing and other framebuilding supplies. Kirk Pacenti, the company's owner, announced last year that he was closing down the company, but another party expressed interest in buying it. 

Posted in North America
Posted October 20, 2015
Alex Doty with League board chair Karen Jenkins.
Doty, the executive director of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, will replace the League's longtime director Andy Clarke, who resigned in July.
Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted October 19, 2015

ENCINITAS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Source Endurance will offer a three-day training camp for participants in next year's Belgium Waffle Ride, a San Diego-area endurance road event popular with many industry members. 

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