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Posted October 31, 2013

BURLINGTON, VT (BRAIN) — Terry Bicycles has hired David Howard as sales director. Howard worked for 25 years in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries, where he gained extensive experience in sales and sales management of inside and independent sales teams.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 31, 2013
Much of the money was raised at an Oct. 19 event. BRAIN photo.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Cyclists along Colorado's Front Range raised $120,000 for the town of Jamestown, which was flooded and left isolated by last month's floods. Jamestown, which has fewer than 300 residents, is a popular destination and rest stop for road cyclists in the region.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 31, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — Q-Outdoor, a division within Quality Bicycle Products, has cobbled together two assortments of outdoor products for bike shops to consider bringing in as a seasonal buy. The selections include ‘cross and fat bike-related accessories. 

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Posted October 30, 2013

GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN) — Spot Brand has hired 19-year bicycle industry veteran Adam Williams as sales director.

Williams worked as a sales rep, tech rep and demo tour manager for Rocky Mountain Bicycles; he also helped start and grow Golden Bike Shop, a local IBD.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 30, 2013

MILWAUKEE, WI (BRAIN) — A Wisconsin gallery opening next month will feature photos from an upcoming book on cyclocross.

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Posted October 30, 2013

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — Wheel maker Mad Fiber has shut down its Seattle factory and, according to several sources, may be headed for bankruptcy.

The carbon fiber wheel maker was merged with the Divine Cycling Group earlier this year. DCG’s current connection to Mad Fiber is unclear.

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Posted October 29, 2013

PALO ALTO, CA (BRAIN) — Slidepad Technologies has named Ian Ferguson its new aftermarket sales director. Slidepad Technologies manufactures the Slidepad single-lever braking system.

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Posted October 28, 2013

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, MA (BRAIN) — Todson is working with Brand Protection Agency to monitor and enforce its new MAP policy, which goes into effect Friday for the company's OnGuard and Topeak brands.

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Posted October 28, 2013

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Hawley will become Swobo's exclusive U.S. distributor effective Friday, Nov. 1.

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Posted October 28, 2013

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes has hired Armando “Mondo” Aguilera as the brand's new territory representative for Northern California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho; the brand also has hired James Scriven as senior graphic designer.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 28, 2013

SOUTH PASADENA, CA (BRAIN) — Cycling journalist Patrick Brady has won a silver medal in the 2013 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition for the piece "My Day With Ilya," which ran in Peloton magazine. Brady is a contributor to Peloton and is publisher of RedKitePrayer.com.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing / Awards
Posted October 28, 2013

SANTA MONICA, CA (BRAIN) — Two former Giant employees are launching a consumer event at a location that would be a first for the industry—adjacent to the historic Santa Monica Pier. 

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted October 25, 2013

ORANGE COUNTY, CA (BRAIN) – Highway Two, the joint venture sales and distribution company owned by Continental Tire and Selle Royal, has joined SmartEtailing’s Supplier Sync program.

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Posted October 24, 2013

RIVERSIDE, CA (BRAIN) — Spooky Kross, part of L.A. Bike Fest weekend, returns this year to the Fairplex Stadium Complex in Pomona, California, Oct. 26. Cyclists of all ages and skill levels are welcome to take part in cyclocross races.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted October 24, 2013
But they continue to bring down inventory to manageable levels.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Shipments of bikes to U.S. retailers in September took a bigger dip than anticipated, down 4.9 percent in dollars and 11.9 percent in units compared to the same month last year, according to the BPSA Topline for Cycling RetailTRAK from Leisure Trends Group.

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Posted October 24, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — No matter how you look at it, suppliers who imported bikes lost business through August. Total imports were down almost 2 million bikes, a 15 percent drop in units, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Commerce Department.

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Posted October 24, 2013

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — Before crossing Puget Sound to Bainbridge Island to visit BI Cycle and Classic Cycle, Day 2 of BRAIN’s Seattle Dealer Tour got under way with a sampling of urban riding highlighting the accomplishments of local advocates as well as the challenges they face in fostering two-wheel transit here.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted October 23, 2013

ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN) — Bill Armas, Park Tool’s longtime director of marketing, has left the company and plans to move back to Southern California where he grew up. “Park is a terrific company with an unbelievable team of skilled and ethical people, “ he said.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 23, 2013

MADISON, WI (BRAIN) – Saris Cycling Group is hosting its annual fundraising gala this Friday, with all proceeds to benefit the Wisconsin Bike Fed. Among the more than 600 expected attendees will be British bike race commentator Phil Liggett.

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Posted October 23, 2013
New retail POP kit

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — More than 715 retailers have signed on to PeopleForBikes’ new retailer membership program, the national advocacy group said Wednesday. PeopleForBikes launched the program at the Interbike trade show last month.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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