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Posted February 19, 2016

El SEGUNDO, Calif. (BRAIN) — “The Program,” director Stephen Frears’ feature film recounting the rise and fall of Lance Armstrong, has been made available by AT&T on the DirecTV Cinema pay-per-view service a month ahead of its theatrical release.

Posted in North America
Posted February 19, 2016
Left to right: Anne Marie Kehoe, vice president of Walmart, Tiffany Blankenship, vice president of Kent, Arnold Kamler, chairman of Kent, Reid Thornton, senior buyer

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (BRAIN) — Wal-Mart has awarded Kent International its Supplier of the Year award at the company’s beginning-of-the-year meeting. Kent won the same award last year.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted February 19, 2016

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike has hired Kory Pitcher’s Confluence Sports Inc. as sales representative for Utah, Idaho and temporarily for Wyoming and Montana.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news / People
Posted February 19, 2016
Around Town Bicycles of Pennsylvania had Wheel Factory hand build this set of wheels created from Hope Pro4 Boost Hub / WTB Scraper rims

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — BTI is now offering a custom, made-to-order wheelbuilding service. The company is handbuilding a wide range of premium wheels for mountain, road, touring and bikepacking.

Dealers can choose from hundreds of hubs and rims that BTI offers.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted February 18, 2016
Registration also open for Ogden Fat Bike Summit to be held next week.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) —  Quality Bicycle Products has announced that its Northeast Fat Bike Summit will be held March 4 as part of the Winterbike event in East Burke, Vermont. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 18, 2016

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Accell North America has hired former Raleigh sales rep Mike Larson as territory manager for Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 18, 2016
But advocacy group reaffirms that it will not support amending the Wilderness Act as a means for expanding mountain bike access.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association will pursue “a more assertive stance” on the designation of public lands as federally protected Wilderness areas that don’t allow bikes, it announced Thursday, but will not back any effort to amend the Wilderness Act of 1964 to expand trail access, as proposed by fellow advocacy group the Sustainable Trails Coalition.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 18, 2016

VALLEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The recent California Fatbike State Championships at Rim Nordic Ski Area saw Foes/Wren-equipped racers win four out of five events entered, and the two companies have decided to team up again at NAHBS. The show takes place in Sacramento, California, Feb. 26-28.

Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted February 18, 2016

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Suunto has hired Bryson White as brand manager for the Americas and Jason Tillinghast as commercial category manager for North America.  

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 17, 2016

ROSEVILLE, Minn. (BRAIN) — Specialized and Hed Cycling announced that the two companies are collaborating on product development and that Specialized is licensing Hed’s patent for aerodynamic rim shaping and design.

Posted in North America
Posted February 17, 2016

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Abus Mobile Security has promoted Greg Heck to the role of marketing and PR manager for North America. Heck, who joined Abus in June of 2014, is replacing Joan Hanscom who handled PR and marketing for the German lock brand since 2013.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 17, 2016
Fitness revenue up 14 percent in quarter on strength of wellness, running and cycling products.

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Sales and profit declined at Garmin Ltd. in the fourth quarter, but the company’s fitness business — which includes cycling products — posted its strongest gains for the period.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 17, 2016

VANCOUVER (BRAIN) — Cycling media veteran Vernon Felton has joined Pinkbike.com’s editorial staff. Felton’s experience spans nearly two decades writing for various magazines including Mountain Biker, Outside and Bike Magazine, where he held several roles including editor in chief.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 17, 2016

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News is looking for new product information and news to include in its annual Sea Otter Festival & Gear Guide that will be handed out at the four-day festival in April and distributed to retailers and BRAIN’s subscriber base before the event.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News / Sea Otter Classic
Posted February 16, 2016

FLETCHER, N.C. (BRAIN) — Cane Creek Cycling Components, Inc. has hired Brent Graves its president. Graves was most recently the director of road bikes for Specialized. He also has had product and operations leadership roles at BMC, Iron Horse, Free Flite Bicycles, Answer-Manitou and Diamondback.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 16, 2016
DeLorme offers mapping products and GPS devices with satellite texting features.

YARMOUTH, Maine (BRAIN) — Garmin Ltd. has agreed to buy DeLorme, a privately-held, Maine-based company that designs and markets consumer GPS tracking devices with two-way communication and navigational capabilities. 

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted February 12, 2016

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — When Andy Lightle's wife asked him what he wanted for his birthday eight years ago, he couldn't think of anything he really needed.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 12, 2016

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike will work with the North Carolina Cyclo-Cross organization to produce a 'cross race at this October's Fall CycloFest in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Interbike
Posted February 11, 2016

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA’s general manager John Thompson told Giant dealers Thursday that it will sell bicycles directly to consumers who will collect their purchases at a Giant store.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Omnichannel & Consumer Direct Sales
Posted February 11, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association is developing a mobile app for its volunteers and volunteer coordinators, working with unself, a company that develops similar apps for a variety of community organizations.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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