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Posted April 21, 2014
Updated

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — BRG Sports Inc. has agreed to sell its Easton cycling business to Chris Tutton, an industry veteran who owns Race Face Performance Products and is a former Easton OEM sales manager.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted April 21, 2014

FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Downeast Bicycle has added Yakima car racks to its lineup.

Posted in North America
Posted April 18, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Bag and accessory maker Chrome Industries has shifted sales from a force of independent reps to its in-house sales team. The move is part of Chrome's plan to provide more exclusive distribution and establish deeper relationships with its dealers, the company said.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 18, 2014
New Mexico distributor invites other suppliers and retailers to enact similar programs.

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — By asking retailers if they would like to "round-up" their payment to the next whole dollar, distributor BTI has raised $2,400 for the PeopleForBikes Foundation in the last year.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 18, 2014

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BRAIN) — NiteRider Technical Lighting Systems has promoted Jason Earick to customer service manager and hired Brien Prescott as an inside sales account manager.

Earick has worked for NiteRider for nine years in customer service, repair, sales and event support.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 17, 2014

BERKELY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shimano/Pearl Izumi has already pledged $20,000 in the campaign by the National Interscholastic Cycling Association to earn a $75,000 matching grant from a Dick's Sporting Goods program.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 17, 2014

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — This week Easton-Bell Sports officially changed its name to BRG Sports, a change the company announced in February when it sold its Easton-branded baseball and softball business to Bauer.

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Posted April 16, 2014

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — BionX, Currie Technologies, Pete's Electric Bikes, Prodeco and other electric bike suppliers have committed to a presence at Charged Up, a first-time electric bike and outdoor technology media event planned for New Jersey next month.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Events / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted April 16, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Chase Pinkham, a domestic pro road racer who competed on the Jamis–Hagens Berman, Trek-Livestrong and Bissell teams during his career, died Monday, according to the Jamis team and news reports.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Competition
Posted April 16, 2014
Company now accepting applications to fill the position.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Mark Bibb has left SRAM, where he was director of global testing, to join his wife in expanding their horse training business.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 15, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Skratch Labs will begin supplying all hydration products to Slipstream Sports, the owner of the Garmin-Smart pro cycling team.

TheFeed.com, a subscription sports nutrition company owned by Matt Johnson, the president of Slipstream, has worked with Skratch Labs since its inception.

Posted in North America
Posted April 15, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Accessory brand Portland Design Works (PDW) has hired Jocelyn Gaudi as marketing manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 15, 2014
Illustration of the Q-East facility.

EAST HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa (BRAIN) — QBP has broken ground on a new 120,000-square-foot building here. The building will serve as the distributor's East Coast distribution center. The Minnesota-based company has operated its East Coast operations out of a leased facility in Middletown, Pa., since 2011.

Posted in North America
Posted April 15, 2014

EMMAUS, Pa. (BRAIN) — Zack Grice has been named publisher of Bicycling magazine. Grice had been the magazine's associate publisher for sales and marketing since last September.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted April 14, 2014

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Interscholastic Cycling Association said Alabama and Virginia are the next states to create a high school mountain bike league this year. The two states join Wisconsin as the three states joining NICA this year; the organization now has 13 leagues.

Posted in North America
Posted April 14, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Saris Cycling Group has opened voting on Facebook for its fifth-grade cycling poster contest.

The winner will be selected from the state winners, chosen from submissions from more than 350 elementary schools in 24 states.

Posted in North America
Posted April 14, 2014

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bosch eBike Systems will work with Magura Direct to provide e-bike service support to bicycle retailers in the U.S. The company announced the news at a press event Friday night during Sea Otter. 

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted April 14, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) —  Two female bike mechanics have been awarded full scholarships to attend UBI's Professional Shop Mechanic and Operations classes, thanks to a program sponsored by UBI, SRAM and QBP.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 11, 2014

CARLSTADT, N.J. (BRAIN) — New Jersey distributor Action Bicycle USA is moving its annual expo outdoors, to a tent at the corporate headquarters.

The event is being held Sunday, April 27.

Posted in North America
Posted April 11, 2014

FT. COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — New Belgium Brewing will bring its 15th annual Tour de Fat to 10 cities in 2014, starting in May in the nation's capital. 

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

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