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Posted January 23, 2015

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BRAIN) — U.S.-made leather saddle brand Selle Anatomica is now distributing to U.S. dealers via QBP; the company is also continuing dealer direct sales. Selle Anatomica also has updated its minimum advertised price policy and its online sales policy.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP
Posted January 23, 2015

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Seattle Bike Supply is holding its Armchair Open House Feb. 6-8. The virtual open house allows dealers to place orders by phone or through Accell's B2B website for savings of up to 75 percent on XLC, Pryme and other parts and accessory brands.

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Posted January 23, 2015
Jerry Stritzke at OR on Friday. Photo: Gary Newkirk.

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industry Women's Coalition (OIWC) received a $1.5 million grant Friday from REI to help boost the role of women in the outdoor and bicycle industry.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 23, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association has launched an ambitious initiative to pass model electric bicycle legislation in California and New York.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted January 22, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — David Abeles has left Competitor Group Inc., where he had been president and CEO since last March. San Diego-based CGI owns Velo and Triathlete magazines and other endurance sports media properties and events. It has not announced plans to replace Abeles.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted January 22, 2015
Seven CEO Rob Vandermark (left) and Mike Flanigan.

WATERTOWN, Mass. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran and Independent Fabrication co-founder Mike Flanigan — who spent the past 12 years running his own fabrication shop, Alternative Needs Transportation — has joined custom bike maker Seven Cycles as a welder and bike builder.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 22, 2015

BEVERLY, Mass. (BRAIN) — Craft Sportswear North America has promoted Ming Tan to manager of custom sales as the brand experiences an explosion in custom orders. Craft's custom division grew 96 percent last year, the company said.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted January 22, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — CTS is working with Ridley Bicycles on a variety of promotions this year, including a dealer program that will provide Ridley bike purchasers with a free month of CTS training and opportunities for Ridley dealers to participate in CTS camps.

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Posted January 22, 2015

MARINA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Light & Motion has launched its first action camera companion light line, the Sidekick, on Kickstarter. The company has already exceeded its $50,000 goal with the crowd-funding campaign, with nearly $85,000 pledged as of Thursday morning, with 22 days to go.

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Posted January 22, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pearl Izumi has hired Verde Brand Communications as its public relations and brand communications agency of record.

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Posted January 21, 2015

AURORA, Ontario (BRAIN) — American Cycling, a 25-year-old distributor based in Diamond Springs, Calif., is now working with e-bike supplier BionX to fulfill orders in the U.S.

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Posted January 21, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) —  The USA Triathlon Foundation's first-ever grant program will offer up to a total of $50,000 in funding for individuals, clubs, teams and organizations to support and promote the sport of triathlon in 2015.

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Posted January 21, 2015

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (BRAIN) — Rotating Mass Media, the publisher of Dirt Rag and Bicycle Times magazines, has announced a new presenting sponsor for its Dirt Fest mountain bike event.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted January 21, 2015

WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (BRAIN) — Tifosi Optics has made two additions to its national sales management team and hired a new creative director.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 21, 2015
Made director warns that the former Nature Valley Grand Prix is in danger.

By Tony Brown

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — The 2015 Minnesota's North Star Bicycle Festival – formerly the Nature Valley Grand Prix – one of the country's oldest and largest pro racing events, is in danger of being canceled.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted January 21, 2015

CARLSTADT, N.J. (BRAIN) — Action Bicycle USA is expanding its outside sales force with the hiring of Bob South for the Michigan, Northern Indiana and Chicago territory.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted January 21, 2015

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Bicycling magazine has made Ad Age's "2014 Magazine A-List," a list of 10 magazine titles that are innovating and thriving in the Internet age.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing / Awards
Posted January 21, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Steve Meineke, Accell North America's former president and CEO, said his transition from the bicycle industry into the outdoor market was like packing seven years of work into one.

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Posted January 20, 2015

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes is now sponsoring racer Rebecca Rusch, known for her wins at endurance mountain bike events and gravel races. Rusch has been sponsored by Specialized since 2003.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted January 20, 2015

PLEASANTON, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jakroo USA has bought its former Canadian distributor, Hayman Sport Inc. In addition to new employees and reps that came with the acquisition, Jakroo has hired Tsering Alleyne as its new marketing manager.

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