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Vista says it remains in the hunt for acquisitions.

CLEARFIELD, Utah (BRAIN) — The new owner of Bell, Giro, Blackburn and CamelBak reported a sales increase of 9 percent in its fiscal year, which ended March 31. The sales total of $2.27 billion includes new revenue from Vista's acquisitions.

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Bike Fixtation is offering free, three-month's use of its public bike pump to small businesses and non-profits.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Better Bike Share Partnership has awarded grants to bike share programs in nine cities. The Partnership's goal is to increase the accessibility and use of bike share in underserved communities.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Nearly 500 U.S. bike shops have signed up with BikeExchange, a service launched in Australia in 2007 that creates an online marketplace for bicycle products and ties into sales through bike shops.

Tagged Web/Internet
Dan Empfield responds to our article about Sean Madsen's new school for bike fitters.

Running a bike fit school is a business, but it's also advocacy.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Competitor Group Inc. has named John Bradley as its senior vice president of media, effective immediately.

Tagged People / Media/Publishing

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — A new smart eyewear brand, Solos has signed an agreement with USA Cycling that will give USA Cycling athletes access to its smart eyewear, which integrates a heads-up display and audio technologies.

DENVER (BRAIN) — DirtTri Magazine, a publication focused on off-road triathlons, recently won a local version of the popular "Shark Tank" TV show. The magazine also hired its first advertising sales rep.

Tagged Sales Reps / Media/Publishing

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Monday marks the first day of PeopleForBikes' National Protected Bike Lane Week. Protected bike lanes separate people on bikes from car and truck traffic with physical barriers such as planters or bollards.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Retail services company SmartEtailing is merging with Harvest Retail Marketing, a company that provides marketing, direct-mail and web services for bike retailers.

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. and The Bike Cooperative have announced that the co-op's retailer members can earn rebates on their purchases of Marin's line of road, mountain, pavement and kids' bikes.

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Planet Bike has hired Jereme Noffke to join the company's sales and marketing team. Noffke joins Planet Bike from Saris Cycling Group where he most recently managed sales in the commercial parking division.

Despite slow start, bike division expects to exceed 2015's performance.

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — Dorel Sports reported that revenue dipped $12.4 million or 5.4 percent in the first quarter, to $216.5 million compared to $228.9 million last year. Organic revenue was down about 3 percent, accounting for the impact of foreign exchange rates.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Experts from some major non-bike brands will speak about e-commerce, brand advocacy and other topics at the upcoming Whistler Bike 2016 conference, being held May 29-June 1.

Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing / Tradeshows and conferences

DETROIT (BRAIN) — Detroit Bikes will assemble 3,000 bikes at its Detroit factory for the bike share operator Motivate, the companies announced this week.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — MiiR has appointed JAM Collective as its PR agency of record. JAM Collective is a boutique agency specializing in public relations, social media and strategic partnerships.

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro posted its second consecutive quarterly loss Thursday, but its share price rose in after-hours trading as the action camera maker's revenue for the first quarter exceeded analyst expectations.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Canadian apparel brand 7mesh has expanded its U.S. rep force with the addition of agencies in two key territories.

Tagged Sales Reps

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced new details and some new award categories for its third annual Interbike Awards Gala, set to return to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center during the Interbike International Expo this fall.

Tagged Interbike Awards
Bike-related sales up 27 percent for the owner of Easton Cycling, Race Face and Marzocchi.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory Holding Corp. racked up sales of $80.2 million in the first quarter, an 18.3 percent increase over the previous year.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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