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VALENCIA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Neil Shirley has left Road Bike Action, where he was the editor, to join The Lyman Agency, which represents several bike brands and events, including Mavic, Enve and Eroica California.

PASO ROBLES, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers expect the third edition of the Eroica California to attract about 1,000 participants, most of them big fans of vintage road bikes and gear.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Eddy Merckx Cycles USA has hired industry veteran Marty Ryerson to head its West Coast sales management. Ryerson has worked with Eddy Merckx Cycles for the past year facilitating Arizona sales development.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BRAIN) — Orbea has promoted Jordan Hukee to be the brand's USA marketing manager.

Tagged People

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle USA has recently added four new staffers in retail support roles.

Tagged People

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The PeopleForBikes Coalition board of directors held their biannual meeting here on Wednesday and welcomed two new members while approving seven new recipients of the organization's Community Grant program.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Competitor Group, Inc. has promoted Fred Dreier to editor-in-chief of VeloNews, effective immediately. Dreier replaces John Bradley, who announced last week that he was stepping down as editor of VeloNews and as CGI's senior vice president of media.

Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Founder Troy Lee retains a stake and a design role as new CEO is named.

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Spanos Barber Jesse & Co., a private investment firm, has made an undisclosed investment in Troy Lee Designs.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association e-bike committee, chaired by Larry Pizzi of Raleigh Electric, approved a budget this week to create 10 two-minute training videos to help e-bike retail staff better serve this emerging market.

Tagged Electric bike
Nirve bikes now available online with delivery through IBDs.

NORTHVALE, N.J. (BRAIN) — G. Joannou Cycles, the owner of Nirve Bicycles, has announced a new online sales program for the brand called All-Access. The Nirve line will now be available direct to consumers online with final delivery and fulfillment taking place at a local bicycle shop of the buyer's choice.

Tagged Omnichannel

MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — Honey Stinger has joined The Bike Cooperative as the newest supplier partner of the retailer co-op.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — John Bradley is leaving Competitor Group Inc., where he is editor in chief of VeloNews and senior vice president of media for all CGI's titles. He is leaving to join a tech start-up.

Tagged People / Media/Publishing

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling has announced three new members of its Board of Directors.

Stephen Ettinger, Beth Hernandez, and Arielle Verhaaren were elected as sport committee representatives to the board during the annual sport committee meetings held October 31 - November 1 here.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has sent out an email survey soliciting information that could change the timing and location of future shows. The survey was sent to exhibitors and retailers midmorning Friday.

Tagged Interbike

WESTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Steve Cuomo is launching an e-commerce business that will start out with a narrow focus: bike tubes.

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Slovenia-based Unior Tools has launched a new U.S. website, uniorusa.com.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — President Obama on Thursday signed HR 4665, the Outdoor REC Act.

The law instructs the Department of Commerce and federal land management agencies to provide statistics on how the outdoor industry, including bicycling, contributes to the U.S. economy. 

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Some 60 industry executives, most affiliated with the e-bike industry, took time at a conference Thursday to review its recent successes and to set new goals for 2017.

Tagged Electric bike

ENCINITAS, Calif. (BRAIN) — A special Specialized Shiv that motorcycle racer-turned-triathlete Ben Bostrom rode at the Kona Ironman World Championships this year is being auctioned to benefit research related to the condition that may have led to the death of BMXer Dave Mirra, Bostrom's friend and training partner.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — This week's edition of Verde Brand Communications' "Take Me Outdoors" podcast is devoted to the Outdoor REC Act, the legislation recently passed by Congress that would require federal agencies to track the economic impact of the outdoor industry.

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