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BURNABY, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Campervan Brands will begin distribution of Supacaz products effective immediately.

MALMO, Sweden (BRAIN) — The company pointed to three factors for the sales decline in the American region.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BRAIN) — eVent Fabrics has hired Dave Wilson as a sales account manager. Wilson is returning to eVent after a nine-year hiatus, during which he worked most recently as a senior product designer and developer at Garmin. 

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — The Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers’ Association says new exhibitors at its February show include Giant Bicycles, TerraTrike, Rotor Components, Magura, Van Dessel Bicycles and Full Speed Ahead. The CABDA show, which is open to trade only, is scheduled for Feb. 1-2, 2017.
 
Tagged CABDA

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool is accepting applications for its second annual Community Tool Grant Program, which was designed to help local non-profit cycling organizations get the repair products they need.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association has promoted three current staffers into new positions for the organization.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Blackout Distribution and Kink BMX have hired Art Harris as the new sales manager, overseeing both inside and outside sales for the brands.

Tagged Sales Reps

BEVERLY, Mass. (BRAIN) — Parlee Cycles has hired Steve Thomas as its sales director and Chris Hewings as its export sales manager.

A neighbor's surveillance camera showed the thieves' vehicles.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BRAIN) — Thieves made off with Box Components products worth about $100,000 at retail in an overnight break-in at the company's headquarters here Wednesday.

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — The Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association says it wants to work with the industry to develop a universal professional mechanic certification that would be recognized throughout the industry.

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Patagonia will close its stores and its headquarters and other facilities on Election Day, Nov. 8, to encourage employees and customers to vote. 

The closure is part of the company's Vote Our Planet initiative.

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — The Philly Bike Expo, which started seven years ago in Philadelphia's Armory building with 68 exhibitors, will have at least 153 booths this year, a 9 percent increase over its previous record. The event is now held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin Ltd.'s third quarter results beat Wall Street expectations, with revenue of $722 million for the period, 6 percent over the same period last year.

Three-year agreement includes apparel, helmets and eyewear.

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — POC will become the apparel sponsor for the Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team next year. The brand has been the team's eyewear and helmet sponsor since 2004.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN)—Two men long known among Southern California fans of custom beach cruisers have joined forces to launch B&H Retired Cycles and will offer dealers a line they call HB Cruisers.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling has hired Dan Knisely as sales director for the Americas. Knisely will start with Stages Cycling in the beginning of November and will be replacing Will Grossman, who has been promoted and will transfer to Stage's indoor and commercial cycling business.

RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — KHS Bicycles, the exclusive United States distributor of Bryton GPS cycling computers, has just launched an employee purchase program for all U.S. bicycle industry employees.

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Saris Cycling Group is expanding its portfolio of bicycle infrastructure products with the acquisition of Bike Fixtation.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Technologies International is now distirbuting products from the Canadian-based brand OneUp Components. BTI said it has received its first order of OneUp products in its warehouse.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BRAIN) — CycloFest, Interbike’s mixed trade and consumer demo event held at the U.S. National Whitewater Center here, brought together bike enthusiasts, local trail riders and families from all over the Southeast for the event, which wrapped up on Sunday.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

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