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Posted March 16, 2015

MEQUON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Hayes Bicycle Group has promoted Sean McNally director of sales and marketing.  Going into his tenth year with Hayes, McNally has worked with Hayes operations in Asia, in addition to establishing and growing operations in Europe.  

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 16, 2015

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The latest issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News features profiles of 41 influential members of the U.S. industry who are age 35 or under.  

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted March 13, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — POC has named Willie Ford its managing director for North America. Ford will lead sales, marketing, customer service and operational efforts in the U.S. and Canada.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 13, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Peer-to-peer global bike share provider Spinlister has launched a decentralized bike share model at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, that takes place from March 13-22.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Mobile bike apps
Posted March 13, 2015

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Swiftwick, a U.S. producer of athletic compression socks, is now having its products distributed by Quality Bike Products.

Posted in North America
Posted March 13, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — BTI is now distributing Doc's Skincare for Athletes products.

Posted in North America
Posted March 13, 2015

BURLINGTON, Vt. (BRAIN) — Terry Bicycles has added two new independent representatives to its sales team.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted March 12, 2015

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Media and cycling industry veteran Jasen Thorpe, has joined the board of directors of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People / Competition
Posted March 12, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Rumbleship has added parts and distribution company BikeSmart to its growing list of suppliers. 

BikeSmart is a distributor of BikeSmart-branded parts & accessories, Creme Cycles and Pure green bicycle lubricants and solvents.

Posted in North America
Posted March 12, 2015

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Guru Cycles has appointed Lorenzo Salvaggio to serve as the bike brand's CEO.

Salvaggio has more than 35 years of experience in developing and executing organizational strategic directions in the private sectors.

Posted in North America
Posted March 12, 2015
23 titles confirmed, a few exhibitor spaces still available for June event.

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the PressCamp Summer event on Thursday released a list of the confirmed media titles that will attend the June event.

Posted in North America Tagged PressCamp
Posted March 12, 2015

MOAB, Utah (BRAIN) — The first Spring Outerbike consumer expo event opens here Friday, with about 500 participants and 32 exhibitors expected for the three-day event.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted March 12, 2015

BOSTON (BRAIN) —Vittoria Industries North America, the U.S. affiliate of the Italian tire and wheel manufacturer, has appointed Ken Avery vice president of marketing and product.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 11, 2015
NBDA, National Retail Federation and the Outdoor Industry Association applaud the latest attempt.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has introduced a new version of the Marketplace Fairness Act, legislation that would allow states to collect sales taxes from e-commerce dealers who sell into their state, even if the retailer did not have a physical presence in the state.

Posted in North America
Posted March 11, 2015

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Clothing brand Fox Head Inc. has named Paul Harrington as its CEO. Harrington is a former CEO of Easton-Bell Sports.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 10, 2015

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (BRAIN) — Kent International has signed an agreement to become a licensee of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company for bicycle tires and tubes. The products will be available for purchase at Walmart and Dunham's this spring.

Posted in North America
Posted March 10, 2015
The federal Highway Trust Fund is a major focus.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — Hundreds of bicycling leaders from around the country are gathering in the nation's capital this week for the 15th annual National Bike Summit, produced by the League of American Bicyclists.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted March 10, 2015

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Component brand Deity will be distributed in Canada by Vancouver-based Trident Sports, the companies announced Tuesday.

Posted in North America
Posted March 10, 2015
September event will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first UCI MTB World Championships.
Wells and Overend are Specialized teammates.

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Famed mountain bikers Ned Overend and Todd Wells are getting behind a "dirt fondo" in their home town of Durango, Colo., that will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, which were held in Durango in 1990 and won by Overend.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted March 9, 2015

SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) — The first Whistler Bike conference, planned for May 31-June 2 this year, is an event being planned for bike industry marketing and PR professionals interested in sharpening their digital media skills.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

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