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PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Cyclone Bicycle has hired Mark Mollenkopf as its national sales director. Mollenkopf will help direct sales team expansion for the company.

Mollenkopf comes to Cyclone with nearly 10 years of experience in the cycling industry. He also has sales experience in the golf industry.

CANTON, Mass. (BRAIN) — Kryptonite has hired Kevin Fitzgerald as key account manager for its North American sales team. Fitzgerald joined Kryptonite on April 25 and is based in Chicago.

Tagged Sales Reps

STAMFORD, Conn. (BRAIN) —  NBC Sports Group and AEG have announced a three-year media rights renewal for the Amgen Tour of California. The agreement provides for live coverage of the race on NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra through 2019.

Tagged Media/Publishing / Racing & Sponsorship

DENVER (BRAIN) — Registria has hired Ben Lockett as vice president of sales. Lockett will co-lead sales efforts for Registeria's mobile warranty registration service, Photoregister.

Tagged People

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — CatEye America has signed with MISO Partners for sales representation in the New England area.

Effective May 1st, MISO began representing CatEye along with its portfolio of existing brands.

Tagged Sales Reps
A Green Guru pannier/backpack made partially of recycled tubes.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Eco Brands Group, the parent of Green Guru Gear and Ecologic Designs, has acquired another recycled products manufacturer, Seattle-based Alchemy Goods.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Eastern Outdoor Reps Association said it has added 53 new members so far this year, and space at the group's upcoming trade shows is filling fast.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Ott and the new Road Show van.

MEQUON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Hayes Performance Systems has hired Philip Ott for its Hayes Bicycle Group's marketing team. Ott, based in Crested Butte, Colorado, will serve as a mobile marketing specialist for Hayes, as part of the "Hayes Road Show."

FLETCHER, N.C. (BRAIN) — Cane Creek Cycling Components has hired T.R. Maloney as senior manager of OEM sales. The company also promoted Sam Anderson to be junior OEM sales manager.

Maloney has more than 20 years of experience in the cycling and outdoor industries.

Tagged People / Sales Reps
Vista says it remains in the hunt for acquisitions.

CLEARFIELD, Utah (BRAIN) — The new owner of Bell, Giro, Blackburn and CamelBak reported a sales increase of 9 percent in its fiscal year, which ended March 31. The sales total of $2.27 billion includes new revenue from Vista's acquisitions.

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Bike Fixtation is offering free, three-month's use of its public bike pump to small businesses and non-profits.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Better Bike Share Partnership has awarded grants to bike share programs in nine cities. The Partnership's goal is to increase the accessibility and use of bike share in underserved communities.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Nearly 500 U.S. bike shops have signed up with BikeExchange, a service launched in Australia in 2007 that creates an online marketplace for bicycle products and ties into sales through bike shops.

Tagged Web/Internet
Dan Empfield responds to our article about Sean Madsen's new school for bike fitters.

Running a bike fit school is a business, but it's also advocacy.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Competitor Group Inc. has named John Bradley as its senior vice president of media, effective immediately.

Tagged People / Media/Publishing

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — A new smart eyewear brand, Solos has signed an agreement with USA Cycling that will give USA Cycling athletes access to its smart eyewear, which integrates a heads-up display and audio technologies.

DENVER (BRAIN) — DirtTri Magazine, a publication focused on off-road triathlons, recently won a local version of the popular "Shark Tank" TV show. The magazine also hired its first advertising sales rep.

Tagged Sales Reps / Media/Publishing

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Monday marks the first day of PeopleForBikes' National Protected Bike Lane Week. Protected bike lanes separate people on bikes from car and truck traffic with physical barriers such as planters or bollards.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Retail services company SmartEtailing is merging with Harvest Retail Marketing, a company that provides marketing, direct-mail and web services for bike retailers.

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. and The Bike Cooperative have announced that the co-op's retailer members can earn rebates on their purchases of Marin's line of road, mountain, pavement and kids' bikes.


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