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Posted January 26, 2016

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Project Bike Trip has hired Mercedes Ross to lead and expand the California program nationwide.

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Posted January 26, 2016

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Around 185 retailers, event organizers, suppliers and media gathered for Triathlon Business International's annual conference, held in Los Angeles this week.

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Posted January 26, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — The USA Triathlon Board of Directors elected four of its members to officer seats at the first board meeting of 2016, held on Jan. 16.

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Posted January 25, 2016

BOSTON (BRAIN) — On March 1 the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition will move to a shared work space in Boston, and the organization is inviting other related organizations to set up there, as well. 

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Posted January 25, 2016

WHITEFISH, Mont. (BRAIN) — Hammer Nutrition is clarifying its minimum advertised price policy. The nutrition brand announced last week that it was reducing its number of U.S. distributors as part of an effort to take more control over its retail pricing.

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Posted January 22, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool is announcing the winners of its Community Tool Grant Program, which provides community non-profits with more than $1,400 worth of Park Tool products, including a repair stand, tools and Park's bicycle repair book.

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Posted January 22, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — John Bliss, a former president of IMBA's board of directors, has joined the board of the Sustainable Trails Coalition. Bliss, who lives in Boulder, is an active cyclist and is currently general counsel and Chief Privacy Officer for the technology company Atigeo Corporation.

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Posted January 22, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Car rack maker RockyMounts has hired Soar Communications to handle its public relations and brand communications, effective this month.

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Posted January 21, 2016

DETROIT (BRAIN) — Detroit Bikes has hired Chris Kiesling as chief operating officer. Kiesling will focus on strengthening and expanding Detroit Bikes’ manufacturing operations to meet growing customer demand. 

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Posted January 21, 2016

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The mobile bike shop franchise operation Velofix will provide support for races and recreational rides at this year's Subaru Sea Otter Classic.

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Posted January 20, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Framed Bicycles has added several sales reps for its new series of "Non Internet" Framed Fat bikes, sold under the Wolftrax series name.

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Posted January 20, 2016

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (BRAIN) — A Celebration of Life ceremony is being planned in honor of Bill Austin, a longtime bicycle industry leader who died last month at 78.

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Posted January 19, 2016
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OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Selle Royal has hired Jason Schiers to head U.S. research and development.

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Posted January 19, 2016

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (BRAIN) — American Kenda Rubber, the North American sales and marketing office for Kenda Tire, has announced the hiring of Al Clark as the global products manager for its bicycle division.

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Posted January 19, 2016

NAMPA, Idaho (BRAIN) — Deity Components has updated its dealer programs for 2016, adding volume discount programs, an annual dealer reward program, shop team pricing, an expanded employee purchase program and more.

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Posted January 19, 2016

VANCOUVER, Wash. (BRAIN) — The Gravity Cartel, the U.S. sales and service office for Spank Industries and iXS Protective Gear, has moved to a larger warehouse and office in Vancouver, Washington.

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Posted January 19, 2016

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Kona Bicycles has hired Brian "Sally" Fornes as its new brand manager. Fornes was previously at Raleigh USA where he began his 10-year career in the warranty department, eventually holding titles including "marketing guy" and product manager before parting in December.

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Posted January 19, 2016

RAPID CITY, S.D. (BRAIN) — Strider Bikes has three locations and dates confirmed in its 2016 Strider Cup, a national Strider Bike racing series for toddlers and children.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted January 19, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Jagwire has announced that Quality Bicycle Products will serve as its exclusive distributor in the United States.

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Posted January 18, 2016

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jeff McGuane has joined Specialized as the company's global sales and market development leader. McGuane most recently was the CEO of One Industries, a supplier of protective gear, helmets, gloves, graphics, hard parts and race wear for motocross and mountain bikes.

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