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Posted May 1, 2014
John Quinn

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — John Quinn has been promoted to USA executive vice president at Scott Sports, as long-time executive vice president Larry Morton and winter sales and soft goods manager Shauna Unser leave the company.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 1, 2014

MISSOULA, Mont. (BRAIN) — Adventure Cycling hopes to raise $125,000 this month for the U.S. Bicycle Route System, a plan to map and designate bike-friendly corridors across the country.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 1, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Jim Kelley has been promoted to president of The NPD Group's Sports and Leisure Trends businesses.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 1, 2014

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BRAIN) — Distributor Torcano Industries has moved into a new 2,000-square-foot headquarters in Lake Forest, Calif., that features a warehouse, lobby area, office space and an upstairs loft.

Posted in North America
Posted May 1, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Suppliers interested in getting an 8 percent discount on Intebike booth space must be current members of the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association as of May 16, the organization is reminding.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Interbike
Posted April 30, 2014

EMMAUS, Pa. (BRAIN) — Peter Flax is leaving Bicycling magazine, where he has been editor in chief since 2010. Flax is being replaced temporarily by Bill Strickland, Bicycling's current editor at large, according to a letter sent to staffers by Rodale president Scott D. Schulman on Wednesday.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted April 30, 2014
But company acknowledges slower-than-expected start in action-camera market.

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin on Wednesday reported double-digit growth in first-quarter revenue for all business segments except automotive/mobile, where declining demand for personal navigation devices dragged sales down 4 percent compared with a year earlier. 

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 30, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling has entered into a three-year deal with Osmo Nutrition making the brand the official hydration partner to USA Cycling and Team USA Cycling.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted April 29, 2014

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — Industry expert Jay Townley will share "The Top 10 Secrets of Super-Successful Bike Shops" in a pair of presentations at the 2014 Recumbent Cycle-Con Trade Show and Convention, set for Oct. 10-12 at the DuPage Expo Center outside of Chicago.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted April 29, 2014
Some events to put on your calendar.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — National Bike Month kicks off Thursday, May 1.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 29, 2014

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BRAIN) — American Bicycle Group has bought Tri-Cycle Bicycle Rentals, which rents bikes at multisport events in the Northeast.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions / Competition
Posted April 28, 2014

CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Outdoor industry veteran Kenny Ballard has joined Osprey Packs Inc. in the newly created role of chief operating officer. As COO, Ballard will head up Osprey's operations, IT, purchasing, quality and returns, and human resources.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 28, 2014
Downeast's retail ticket page.

FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Downeast Bicycle Specialists has updated its website with a more flexible feature to produce retail price stickers.

Posted in North America
Posted April 25, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — CycleFemme is working with bike share programs in New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area and Boulder, Colo., to provide bikes for participants in Gloabl Women's Cycling Day, May 11.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 25, 2014

CINNCINATI (BRAIN) — Infinit Nutrition is now sponsoring the 5-Hour Energy presented by Kenda Racing Team, a Continental-registered road cycling team.

Infinit will provide its custom and pre-set products for the team's training and racing.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted April 25, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Carbondale, Colo.,-based PR agency Backbone Media is now representing The Feed, a subscription energy food and nutrition coaching provider.

Posted in North America
Posted April 25, 2014

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has opened retailer registration for its 2014 trade show, which will be held Sept. 10-12 in Las Vegas, preceded by the two-day OutDoor Demo in Boulder City, Nev. 

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted April 25, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — PowerTap will now be offering a two-year warranty worldwide for all of its power meters, including its new GS line. This new warranty doubles the length of their previous one-year warranty in many countries, making it consistent worldwide. 

Posted in North America
Posted April 24, 2014

DENVER (BRAIN) — Rudy Project is sponsoring FBI agent Edward Ignacio, who plans to compete in this year's Ironman World Championships — in full tactical gear, including a bullet-proof vest — to bring attention to a proposed law enforcement memorial in Hawaii.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Competition
Posted April 24, 2014

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Club Ride Apparel sale were up 47 percent in the first quarter, to $856,000, compared with sales of $583,000 in the same quarter last year, the company stated.  

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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