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Posted January 18, 2016

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — The Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers' Association has sold out of exhibitor space for its upcoming trade show, which is Feb. 3-4.

Posted in North America Tagged CABDA
Posted January 18, 2016

RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — KHS is now distributing Funkier Bike Apparel to U.S. IBDs.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted January 18, 2016

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike has hired Matthew Feier as its sales rep for Western Colorado, a territory the company described as "left of the Rockies."

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps / Distributor news
Posted January 18, 2016
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BRAIN) — Orbea has promoted Matthew Smith to national sales manager.
Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 18, 2016

WHITEFISH, Mont. (BRAIN) — Hammer Nutrition says it is streamlining  its distribution by eliminating two of its distributors. The company said it is retaining seven other distributors and said it expects product availability to improve at the remaining distributors.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP / Distributor news
Posted January 15, 2016

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro says it expects a 16 percent increase in revenue for 2015. However, weak sales of its newest model, the Hero4 Session contributed to a decision to cut about 7 percent of its workforce, or about 105 employees. 

Posted in North America
Posted January 15, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes has announced the recipients of its most recent cycle of Community Grants, with eight awards totaling $51,750.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 15, 2016

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — De Soto Sport has reached an agreement with Aqua Lung that allows Aqua Lung to continue marketing Michael Phelps Xpresso swimwear. De Soto will stop using the Espresso name on its wetsuits after selling off its remaining stock.

Posted in North America
Posted January 14, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition, in collaboration with the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association, has announced a new scholarship program that will bring three women from the bike industry to this spring's Bicycle Leadership Conference in Monterey, California.

Posted in North America
Posted January 14, 2016
Former pro David Veilleux is named R&D and road brand manager.
Christophe Riopel-Benoit, Mikhaël Simard, David Veilleux

CHICOUTIMI, Quebec (BRAIN) — Devinci has named former pro road racer David Veilleux as  its new  R&D/road brand manager.

Posted in North America
Posted January 13, 2016

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Mavic has appointed Denise Landy as its national account manager and Mark Niemiec as community marketing manager.

Posted in North America
Posted January 13, 2016

PLEASANT VALLEY, Mo. (BRAIN) — Chamois Butt'r maker Paceline Products has announced a new minimum advertised price policy for all its dealers and distributors in North America, which took effect Jan. 1.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP
Posted January 12, 2016

CLEARFIELD, Utah (BRAIN) — Bollé has promoted Greg Kottenstette to North American sales manager for outdoor & specialty business. Kottenstette has worked in various capacities for the brand for 31 years, most recently as national accounts manager.

Posted in North America
Posted January 12, 2016

BOSTON (BRAIN) —  Vittoria is proud to announce it has tapped legendary freeride and trials mountain bike rider Jeff Lenosky as a brand ambassador.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted January 12, 2016
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Oregonian is reporting that The Clymb, a daily deal online retailer, was quietly sold to the owner of a similar business, LeftLane Sports, in September.
Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted January 12, 2016

(BRAIN) — Serial Kickstarter Brian Davis is starting a crowdfunding campaign Tuesday to produce a new neck gaitor/bandana design for winter cycling and other activities.

Posted in North America
Posted January 11, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition recently elected three new members to serve on its national board of directors.

Posted in North America
Posted January 11, 2016

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — The French sunglass brand Vuarnet has appointed the JAM Collective as its PR agency of record for the U.S. market. JAM Collective specializes in public relations, social media and strategic partnerships for active lifestyle, outdoor, bike and fashion brands.

Posted in North America
Posted January 11, 2016

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike has hired Doug Ritter's DDR Sales Inc. as sales agency for New Mexico, Arizona, and Southern Nevada (including Las Vegas).

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted January 8, 2016

EAST BURKE, Vt. (BRAIN) — The New England Mountain Bike Association has launched a new website for the NEMBAfest festival and begun industry vendor registration for the event, which is June 17-19 this year in East Burke, home of the Kingdom Trails.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

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