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Posted April 7, 2016
Longtime freestyle site adds BMX racing coverage after BMX Plus! ends publication.

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — RIDE BMX, a longstanding freestyle BMX website, is adding a racing section to its site. The site's operators said Hi Torque Publication's decision to stop publishing BMX Plus! magazine last year spurred their move.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted April 7, 2016

TULSA, Okla. (BRAIN) — Voters here on Tuesday approved spending $15 million to build a new BMX racing facility, including the new headquarters of USA BMX and the American Bicycle Association, which plans to move from Arizona to Oklahoma this year.

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Posted April 7, 2016

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) —  Giro Sport Design and co-sponsors Charge Bikes and SRAM will produce the second edition of its Grinduro festival this fall in Quincy, California. The event, which includes a enduro/gravel grinder competition, live music, food and camping, will be held Oct.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted April 7, 2016

OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — Magura USA has hired Aaron Edler as the brand's new East Coast tech and sales rep. 

Aaron was formerly service coordinator for a Virginia bicycle retail chain and prior to that, East Coast brand activator for Raleigh Bicycles/Lapierre Bicycles.

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Posted April 6, 2016
The Viral Skeptic.

DENVER (BRAIN) — Domahidy Designs has renamed itself Viral Bikes, after founder Steve Domahidy said he realized the original name for his young company was ... Just. Not. Gonna. Work.

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Posted April 6, 2016

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (BRAIN) — Yakima has launched a new digital training program for its dealers, called Yakima Garage, that will provide retail training videos, product updates and company news.

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Posted April 6, 2016

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle USA has hired Chris Baer as its new account executive for Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Baer previously was a sales rep in New England for Endura apparel, and also has experience in bicycle and ski retail.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted April 6, 2016

NEWPORT, Vt. (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau USA has signed the Stoner-Andrews Agency to represent the brand in New England and industry veteran Ron Lauber to support its Northern California and Northern Nevada dealers.

With the increased coverage, Garneau now has a total of 26 reps in the U.S.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted April 5, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Sage Cycles, handcrafted designer of U.S.-made titanium bicycles, has expanded its independent rep network and added four new North American dealers.

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Posted April 5, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling has named Assos its official cycling apparel partner for the USA Cycling Team through the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted April 4, 2016

CLEARFIELD, Utah (BRAIN) — Vista Outdoor Inc. has completed its purchase of the Bell, Giro, C-Preme and Blackburn brands for $400 million.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted April 1, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Saris Cycling Group is adding 18,375-square feet to their current 50,000 square-foot facility.

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Posted April 1, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Wheels Manufacturing's owners have made a $20,000 donation to a regional community college foundation to help develop a pipeline of skilled manufacturing workers in Colorado.

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Posted March 31, 2016
IBDs to have exclusive on Spider 275C for first 180 days after launch.

TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Intense has unveiled the light trail Spider 275C, which has been in development for over two years. And the company is taking a new approach to its sale and distribution.

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Posted March 30, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Steve Blank has joined USA Cycling as the executive director of the USA Cycling Foundation, the non-profit fundraising arm of USA Cycling for U.S. National and Olympic Team athlete development.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted March 30, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — Protective gear brand G-Form has added Steve Kwait to its sales team.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted March 29, 2016

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Mia Kohout has been hired as the new general manager of the new Vancouver Bike Share program, which is scheduled to launch early this summer.

Posted in North America
Posted March 29, 2016

BREMBATE, Italy (BRAIN) — 3T Cycling has hired SpinCycle Consulting, a firm launched by Kendall Young, to head up OEM sales efforts in the U.S. 

Young is the former long-time North America sales director for Ritchey Design, and former national sales manager for Catalyst Communciation.

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Posted March 29, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Organizers say they've registered more than 200 attendees for next month's Bicycle Leadership Conference, which will be held April 12-14 in Monterey, California. 

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Posted March 28, 2016

RAPID CITY, N.D. (BRAIN) — Strider Bikes is working with the Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers franchise in Lincoln, Nebraska, to give away 120 Strider Bikes to local youth.

Raising Cane's is hosting a Giveaway Party to hand out the bikes on April 17 at their restaurant. 

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