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Posted December 11, 2013
Furtado (left) with Price

SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN) — Marilyn Price, the founder of Trips for Kids, has been named an ambassador for the Juliana Bicycles brand, the women's line of mountain bikes launched by Santa Cruz Bicycles last summer.

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Posted December 11, 2013

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — Sports drink mix brand has a new CEO as Mason Reay steps down from that position. The new CEO is Kevin Rutherford, who most recently was president and CEO of The Caldrea Company, best known for the Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day brand.

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Posted December 10, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products is prepping to launch a new website that will go live Jan. 6. Leading up to the changeover, the distributor said it will have modified hours of operation and limited services. 

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Posted December 10, 2013

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — A management shakeup at Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) has led to the ouster of Scott Dickey, president and CEO, and Steve Gintowt, chief financial officer. Two executives with extensive financial backgrounds have temporarily replaced them.

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Posted December 10, 2013

LEVIS, Quebec, and BURNABY, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Distributor Lambert is adding Fizik, Selle Royal WD-40 Bike and First Endurance to its selection of brands for the Canadian IBD market, effective early 2014.

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Posted December 10, 2013

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — British frame tubing maker Reynolds Technology Ltd has added a new U.S. distributor, Torch and File.

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Posted December 9, 2013
The trademark owner says Specialized's enforcement of the trademark was out of line

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle overstepped its bounds when it registered the Roubaix trademark in Canada and then tried to prevent a Calgary retailer from using the name, Advanced Sports International’s CEO told BRAIN on Monday.

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Posted December 9, 2013

KENT, WA (BRAIN) — Seattle Bike Supply has closed its Dallas, Texas, facility as it restructures its warehouse network. It also will close warehouses in Rancho Dominguez, California, and Reynoldsburg, Ohio, within the month.

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Posted December 9, 2013

COCHRANE, Alberta (BRAIN) — A Canadian retailer says Specialized Bicycle is suing him over his use of the name Roubaix, which Specialized has trademarked in Canada.

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Posted December 9, 2013

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) Organizers of the Interbike and Outdoor Retailer trade shows are debuting a new media event that will showcase women’s-specific products to non-endemic journalists June 10-12, 2014.

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Posted December 6, 2013

PARIS, Ontario (BRAIN) — Canadian Cyclist magazine has named Canada’s top bike shops via the results of its second-annual online readers’ choice survey.

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Posted December 6, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — Swarm, a startup that provides analytics and marketing tools for small and medium-sized retailers, has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding, led by Icon Venture Partners.  

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Posted December 6, 2013

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN) — Yakima is getting behind an annual Portland-area toy drive by providing area outdoor companies with Yakima cargo boxes to fill with outdoor-related toys.

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Posted December 5, 2013

FT. COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Swobo and Bicycle Times are launching a five-part interview and video series called "Movers and Makers: People That Inspire Us," that will focus on bike industry members that the series' producers find inspiring. 

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Posted December 5, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes has called out 10 protected bike lanes in eight different cities as the best in the nation completed during 2013.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Green Lane Project
Posted December 5, 2013

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) — Matt Fritzinger, founder of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, is leaving the nonprofit to launch his next venture in January. His last day with NICA is Dec. 20. 

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Posted December 3, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — Q-Outdoor, a division of QBP, is now distributing CRKT (Columbia River Knife & Tool) knives and tools to the cycling market.  

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Posted December 3, 2013

LOUISVILLE, CO (BRAIN) — Pearl Izumi will have a grand opening and ribbon cutting event at its new headquarters here on Sunday.

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Posted December 3, 2013

WILTON, CT (BRAIN) Cannondale Sports Unlimited has opened its new global headquarters, in Wilton, Connecticut.

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Posted December 2, 2013

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Apparel brand Sombrio announced it has suspended business, citing financial difficulties stemming from a failed retail expansion plan in which Sombrio would have opened its own branded stores.

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