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Posted February 23, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Tom Roth and Framed Bikes have agreed to part ways, Roth announced Tuesday.

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Posted February 23, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Jeff Wilbur has left CatEye America after 12 years with the company. "The timing was right for separation, as I understand the challenges midsize, dealer-direct models face when it comes to their marketing needs," Wilbur said.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 22, 2016
Baylis to be remembered at NAHBS this weekend.

LA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Brian Baylis, one of the giants of U.S. custom steel framemaking, died Saturday at age 63 of complications from pneumonia. 

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Posted February 22, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Zen Bicycle Fabrication has discontinued operations and is in the process of vacating its premises. The company is working to find production capacity at other builders for its current customers, but it will not be getting back into production framebuilding itself.

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Posted February 22, 2016
20Collective says a 'Got Milk" for cycling could boost participation — and sales at all levels of the industry.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — A group of retailers dubbed the 20Collective has launched an initiative to grow cycling participation by establishing an industry-funded “Got Milk”-style marketing campaign for cycling targeted at the general public.
Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 19, 2016

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Monuments of Cycling, founders of the Belgian Waffle Ride, have signed a two-year title sponsorship deal with Cervélo Cycles, a pairing that the companies described as “more harmonious than Roubaix and cobbles and moules and frites.”

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Events / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted February 19, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The California Bicycle Coalition is seeking $10 million in state funding for what would be a groundbreaking program: giving consumers rebates for buying bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 19, 2016

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Stromer will give away a limited-edition ST1 e-bike to one winner after next weekend’s Electric Bike Expo in San Diego.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Events / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted February 19, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition and the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association have selected the recipients of the women’s scholarship program that will enable three women to attend the Bicycle Leadership Conference in Monterey, California, this April.

Posted in North America Tagged Bicycle Leadership Conference
Posted February 19, 2016

El SEGUNDO, Calif. (BRAIN) — “The Program,” director Stephen Frears’ feature film recounting the rise and fall of Lance Armstrong, has been made available by AT&T on the DirecTV Cinema pay-per-view service a month ahead of its theatrical release.

Posted in North America
Posted February 19, 2016
Left to right: Anne Marie Kehoe, vice president of Walmart, Tiffany Blankenship, vice president of Kent, Arnold Kamler, chairman of Kent, Reid Thornton, senior buyer

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (BRAIN) — Wal-Mart has awarded Kent International its Supplier of the Year award at the company’s beginning-of-the-year meeting. Kent won the same award last year.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted February 19, 2016

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike has hired Kory Pitcher’s Confluence Sports Inc. as sales representative for Utah, Idaho and temporarily for Wyoming and Montana.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news / People
Posted February 19, 2016
Around Town Bicycles of Pennsylvania had Wheel Factory hand build this set of wheels created from Hope Pro4 Boost Hub / WTB Scraper rims

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — BTI is now offering a custom, made-to-order wheelbuilding service. The company is handbuilding a wide range of premium wheels for mountain, road, touring and bikepacking.

Dealers can choose from hundreds of hubs and rims that BTI offers.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted February 18, 2016
Registration also open for Ogden Fat Bike Summit to be held next week.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) —  Quality Bicycle Products has announced that its Northeast Fat Bike Summit will be held March 4 as part of the Winterbike event in East Burke, Vermont. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 18, 2016

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Accell North America has hired former Raleigh sales rep Mike Larson as territory manager for Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 18, 2016
But advocacy group reaffirms that it will not support amending the Wilderness Act as a means for expanding mountain bike access.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association will pursue “a more assertive stance” on the designation of public lands as federally protected Wilderness areas that don’t allow bikes, it announced Thursday, but will not back any effort to amend the Wilderness Act of 1964 to expand trail access, as proposed by fellow advocacy group the Sustainable Trails Coalition.
Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 18, 2016

VALLEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The recent California Fatbike State Championships at Rim Nordic Ski Area saw Foes/Wren-equipped racers win four out of five events entered, and the two companies have decided to team up again at NAHBS. The show takes place in Sacramento, California, Feb. 26-28.

Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted February 18, 2016

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Suunto has hired Bryson White as brand manager for the Americas and Jason Tillinghast as commercial category manager for North America.  

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 17, 2016

ROSEVILLE, Minn. (BRAIN) — Specialized and Hed Cycling announced that the two companies are collaborating on product development and that Specialized is licensing Hed’s patent for aerodynamic rim shaping and design.

Posted in North America
Posted February 17, 2016

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Abus Mobile Security has promoted Greg Heck to the role of marketing and PR manager for North America. Heck, who joined Abus in June of 2014, is replacing Joan Hanscom who handled PR and marketing for the German lock brand since 2013.

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