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Posted November 7, 2014

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Eddy Merckx Cycles USA has hired several new employees, including a new sales manager and director, as it transitions from consumer direct sales to IBD sales. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 7, 2014

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Spy Inc. reported this week that third-quarter sales rose 8.1 percent to $11 million, driven by strong sales of goggles and prescription frames. Income from operations increased by $100,000 to $600,000 in the quarter, compared with $500,000 a year earlier.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 7, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Supporters are planning an event with a silent auction this month to raise funds for Adelaide Perr, a Boulder-based race organizer and SmartEtailing employee who was seriously injured when she collided with a car while training for a triathlon.

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Posted November 7, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles has hired industry veteran Robert Kahler as its new lifestyle brand manager and has promoted Scott Matsuda from dealer support to the brand's product development department.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 6, 2014

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries posted yet another quarter of positive growth in its bike business.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 6, 2014
One- or two-day organized tours are increasingly popular.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Jim Sayer, Adventure Cycling Association's executive director, said bicycle tourism in the U.S. and internationally has become more prominent, more lucrative and is rapidly changing to meet consumer demand.

Posted in North America Tagged National Bicycle Tourism Conference
Posted November 6, 2014
Sue George

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — BikeFlights.com has brought on board Sue George to further develop and manage the bike shipping company's global communications and marketing.

The five-year-old company said it hired George to guide its communications and marketing initiatives worldwide.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 6, 2014
Local suppliers, retailers to advise mayor on ways to promote cycling.

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International’s vice president of marketing Karen Bliss is chairing a newly created bicycling advocacy board in this city that will advise the mayor on public policies that affect cyclists, encourage private sector support of cycling, and promote national and international races in Philadelphia.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted November 5, 2014
Longtime show director Kenji Haroutunian let go; OR sales director Marisa Nicholson takes over role.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kenji Haroutunian, Outdoor Retailer’s veteran show director, has been let go by Emerald Expositions, Haroutunian told BRAIN on Wednesday.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Events / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted November 5, 2014

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Is Detroit now a biking city?

Maybe not quite, but on a recent visit to the Motor City, BRAIN's Val Vanderpool found a surprisingly vibrant bike scene, with well attended group rides, thriving retail operations and a growing array of industry suppliers.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News / From the Magazine
Posted November 5, 2014

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Tourism Conference begins a three-day series of seminars Thursday that takes a look at the growing interest in bicycle tourism and organized event rides.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / National Bicycle Tourism Conference
Posted November 4, 2014

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BRAIN) — Torcano Industries has become the exclusive U.S. distributor for Funkier Bike Apparel.

"We at Funkier Bike Apparel are very pleased to partner with an innovative, passionate partner in Torcano Industries," said Kevin Tuttle, Funkier USA director.

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Posted November 3, 2014

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Aerodynamic triathlon accessory company XLAB has hired Anthony Thomas to lead sales and distribution efforts. As global sales manager, Thomas will focus on market analysis, brand positioning, and strategy execution, the company said.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 3, 2014

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giro Sport Design has promoted two veterans and added one new hire in its marketing department.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 31, 2014

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Rolf Prima has launched a new website, www.rolfprima.com, featuring a fresh look and new tools designed to better direct customers to their ideal wheel.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted October 31, 2014
Executive director Moeller announces retirement after nine years with the advocacy group.
John Lindenmayer

LANSING, Mich. (BRAIN) — The League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB) has named John Lindenmayer executive director as current leader Rich Moeller will retire after nine years with the advocacy group. Lindenmayer, LMB’s advocacy and policy director, assumes the new post Jan. 1, 2015.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted October 31, 2014

CHARLESTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — New World Consumer Products LLC, a maker of nutritional products and supplements, has brought aboard world champion cyclist Mike King as a brand ambassador for the company’s flagship product, XRCEL sports performance fuel.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 30, 2014
Cane Creek DBinline shock

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Cane Creek Cycling Components is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 5,000 DBinline rear shocks sold in the U.S. because the shocks are marked with graphics that incorrectly identify the adjustment directions for high-speed rebound damping.

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Posted October 29, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Strava, an app popular with the cycling community, has raised $18.5 million in new money to pay for future growth and expansion, reports Re/Code Daily, a website that covers the digital technology market.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted October 29, 2014
Goal of creating a ‘Manifesto of Change’ for the industry accompanies switch from spring in Monterey to winter date in Arizona.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike’s IBD Summit returns for its fourth edition in 2015 with a new Arizona locale, revamped agenda and a winter calendar date conceived to be more convenient for retailers than the event’s traditional April timing around “Monterey Week” and the Bicycle Leadership Conference and Sea Otter Classic in Northern California.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / IBD Summit / Interbike

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