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Posted June 9, 2014

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Timothy Johnson and James Yao have each joined Giant Bicycle USA as retail services executives. The pair will work on the Giant Retail Partnership program with the brand's retailers.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 9, 2014

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Representatives from the bike industry and the advocacy group PeopleForBikes are proposing the U.S. tariffs on imported bikes be reduced or eliminated because bikes have a positive effect on the environment. 

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Posted June 9, 2014
Bedford (left) and Gaulzetti with their frames.

GREENFIELD CENTER, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Custom framebuilders Craig Gaulzetti and Kelly Bedford are merging production to turn out Gaulzetti Cicli- and K Bedford-branded frames.

Posted in North America
Posted June 6, 2014
LANCASTER, Pa. (BRAIN) — QBP is now stocking Speedsleev's products at its U.S. warehouses. QBP is the young brand's second U.S. distributor, joining BTI, which has carried the brand since early this year.
 
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Posted June 6, 2014

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro Inc. has named former Microsoft executive Tony Bates as president. Bates is the former CEO of Skype, which Microsoft acquired in 2011.

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Posted June 6, 2014

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Todd Schmidt is joining SRAM's Road Marketing Communication team as a brand manager for SRAM and Quarq, the company announced this week.

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Posted June 6, 2014

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The League of Ameican Bicyclists is announcing $3,000 in mini-grants it will make this year to support new and growing programs to engage young women in bicycling, encourage more moms to ride and advance female leadership in the bike movement.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 6, 2014

VALENCIA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Christopher Klibowitz is joining H3 Publications' Road magazine as an editor, the publisher announced this week.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted June 5, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Marketing company Verde Brand Communications is now working with the California-based mountain bike clothing brand Kitsbow.

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Posted June 5, 2014

GREENVILLE, S.C.  (BRAIN) — This Saturday, Michelin North America will set up a bike tire pressure check station along a popular bike path near its headquarters here.

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Posted June 5, 2014
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BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The PeopleForBikes Ride on Chicago reached the Windy City on Monday and exceeded its fundraising goal of $100,000.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 4, 2014
Nutrition brand also offers new flavors for protein bar.

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Probar is renaming its protein bar as part of a company-wide "brand refresh," the company said. The bar formerly known as the Probar Core is being renamed the Probar Base.

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Posted June 4, 2014

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — WD-40 Bike is sponsoring the week-long BC Bike Race.

The brand has been named the official bike care brand of the race, held later this month.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted June 3, 2014
Nys at CrossVegas last year.

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Two-time world champion Sven Nys will defend his CrossVegas title this year at the Las Vegas race held during Interbike.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition / Interbike
Posted June 3, 2014

GILBERT, Ariz. (BRAIN) — USA BMX has awarded $45,000 in scholarships to 31 collegiate athletes as part of the Bob Warnicke Memorial Scholarship Program.

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Posted June 3, 2014

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association is among more than 50 trade organizations urging the head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to ask Congress to repeal a shipping container scanning mandate.

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Posted June 2, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) —  QBP is now stocking more than 100 SKUs from BMX brand Animal Bikes, the distributor announced Monday.

Posted in North America
Posted June 2, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition is seeking nominations for its Bike Industry Pioneering Woman and First Ascent Awards.

The awards were established by OIWC in 2006 to recognize the impact women have had on the bike industry and their local communities. 

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Posted June 2, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes has sent out a confidential request for proposals (RFP) seeking bidders for a contract to provide more accurate statistical data on bicycling participation in the U.S.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 2, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — CatEye has added Premier Cycling Group as its new sales representative for Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas.

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