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IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles has made four new hires in sales, product management and marketing — including industry veteran Adam Micklin as director of sales, international.

Tagged People

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Wide Angle Podium, launched in April, is a podcast network featuring several popular cycling podcasts, including Crosshairs Radio, The Slow Ride Podcast, and the newly launched Myerson Line podcast, featuring recently retired pro cyclist Adam Myerson.

Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing

MIAMI (BRAIN) — J&B Imports will now sell the Schwalbe Active Line products throughout the U.S. Schwalbe's Active Line tires are targeted at price-conscious consumer while still providing effective puncture protection and reliable durability.

The line includes road, mountain bike and trekking tires.

Tagged Distributor news

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — CrossVegas has been named the Best Event of the  2015-2016 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup Season by the UCI. The event, held last September in Las Vegas, was the first UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup held outside Europe.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Fifth annual event is sponsored by Cottonelle this year.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes's fifth annual National Bike Challenge starts Sunday, May 1. The promotion seeks to have more than 100,000 bike riders tally 75 million miles ridden between Sunday and Sept. 30 this year. This year's event is sponsored by Kimberly-Clark's Cottonelle Products Brand.

PLEASANT VALLEY, Mo. (BRAIN) — Chamois Butt'r has named Verde Brand Communications as its public relations and brand communications agency of record.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has opened retailer registration for its Fall CycloFest, a trade and consumer festival to be held Oct. 20-23 near Charlotte, North Carolina. The first two days of the event are trade-only.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Raleigh Bicycles has hired Curt Davis as its director of product management, effective May 2. The company is also bolstering its sales team with the promotion of Rob Kaplan to vice president of sales and Tyler Stetson to director of inside sales and customer service, effective immediately.

WATERTOWN, Mass. (BRAIN) — Seven Cycles says its flexibility — including programs offering retailers co-branded and store-specific designs — has led to sales growth in early 2016.

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin reported Wednesday that its first-quarter revenue rose 7 percent and net profit surged 32 percent as the company saw strong double-digit growth in the outdoor and marine segments that helped offset continuing declines in its automotive business.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Oliver will cover Metro New York, New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania.

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. has hired cycling industry veteran Larry Oliver as a factory sales representative, covering Marin's territory of metro New York, New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania.

Tagged Sales Reps

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) —  QBP has hired Nick Ludwig as its OEM sales manager. Ludwig comes to QBP from SRAM, where he was an OEM account manager for QBP's bike brands, as well as for Trek, Marin and a host of others.

FORT WORTH, Texas (BRAIN) — RPM2 is offering its footbed based power meter for $399, making it one of the lowest-priced power meters on the market. The price is available to the 500 customers to buy the meter from the brand's website using a discount code.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — G-Form is now working with mountain bike champion Brian Lopes.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group said it recorded higher turnover and profit in the first quarter of this year compared to last year due to higher demand for higher priced e-bikes and sport bikes.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Updated: Sam's Club says the bikes were sourced from legitimate channels.

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — A Trek spokesman said the company was "just as surprised as anybody else" to see its mountain bikes on the Sam's Club website recently. A Sam's Club spokesperson said the bikes were sourced from legitimate channels.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling has hired Kelly Reyes as the organization's new vice president of membership, a new position that oversees the membership department. 

Tagged People / Racing & Sponsorship

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — The Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association is getting off the ground with its first board of directors, elected during a conference call last week.

The association has named five board executives and confirmed an additional four members-at-large.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif.  (BRAIN) —  Registration is now open for all retailers, distributors and media planning to attend the 2016 Interbike Expo in Las Vegas.

Tagged Interbike

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The industry has reached its $60,000 fundraising goal to help the California Bicycle Coalition promote its proposal for rebates of up to $1,000 for the purchase of an e-bike, and up to $500 for a conventional transportation bike.

Tagged Electric bike


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