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Posted June 3, 2014

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association is among more than 50 trade organizations urging the head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to ask Congress to repeal a shipping container scanning mandate.

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Posted June 2, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) —  QBP is now stocking more than 100 SKUs from BMX brand Animal Bikes, the distributor announced Monday.

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Posted June 2, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition is seeking nominations for its Bike Industry Pioneering Woman and First Ascent Awards.

The awards were established by OIWC in 2006 to recognize the impact women have had on the bike industry and their local communities. 

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted June 2, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes has sent out a confidential request for proposals (RFP) seeking bidders for a contract to provide more accurate statistical data on bicycling participation in the U.S.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 2, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — CatEye has added Premier Cycling Group as its new sales representative for Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps / People
Posted June 2, 2014

BEAVERTON, Ore. (BRAIN) — Yakima is now the preferred cargo management equipment provider for The Bike Cooperative, a dealer-owned co-op with more than 300 members. 

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Posted June 2, 2014

AJAX, Ontario (BRAIN) — WASPcam products are now being distributed in the U.S. by BTI and Lexco Bikes.

The Canadian brand's products continue to be distributed in Canada by Live to Play Sports.

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Posted June 2, 2014

BURNABY, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Sugoi Performance Apparel is the official performance apparel sponsor for the BC Bike Race, held June 28-July 5 this year in Sugoi's home of British Columbia.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted May 30, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Marketing communications company SOAR Communications has hired Ian Connor as an account executive.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 30, 2014

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Guru Cycles has added Aaron Allen as an independent sales representative. Allen will work with Josh Novis to represent the brand in California, Arizona, Nevada, Washington and Oregon. 

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps / People
Posted May 30, 2014

CARDIFF BY THE SEA, Calif. (BRAIN) — BMX icon Bob Haro plans to begin shipping a limited edition new bike this November under the Ikonix brand, marking his return to bike making about 31 years after he launched the industry’s first freestyle-specific bike model, the Haro Freestyler.

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Posted May 30, 2014

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (BRAIN) — VP Components has created a sample program for its outside sales reps who serve distributors. The company said the program is designed to help reps increase their sales to distributors of its growing line of clipless pedals.

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Posted May 30, 2014

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Honey Stinger has made two additions to its sales team. Jerard Whitehead will assume the role of grocery category manager and Shannon Lane has taken on a new role within Honey Stinger as a key account manager for sports and outdoor categories.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps / People
Posted May 30, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) – Car rack manufacturer RockyMounts has contracted with GSD Global, LLC to assist in product development, the companies announced this week.

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Posted May 29, 2014

GRANGER, Ind. (BRAIN) — Podium Imports is now the exclusive distributor for SportCrafters in Canada.

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Posted May 28, 2014
The League takes a look at how American bicyclists die.
The report is available for free download from the League website.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — For years, friendly bike advocates have re-assured nervous newbies that — despite their fears — it's very rare for bikes to get hit from behind by cars or trucks. Turns out, maybe the newbies have reason to be nervous.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Green Lane Project
Posted May 28, 2014

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Bicycle Times will be available at 250 Shoppers Drug Mart locations in Canada, starting with its issue 29. The magazine will get a front-shelf promotion in the stores.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted May 28, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — JJ Rudman is returning to CatEye America as the new key account manager. Rudman, a former CatEye employee, was most recently a retail analyst with Leisure Trends, where he focused on industry POS analysis and reporting.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 28, 2014

CEDAR PARK, Texas (BRAIN) — Fallbrook Technologies Inc. the comapny behind the NuVinci continuously variable planetary drivetrain, is partnering with Evelo Electric Bicycles on a "30-Day eBike Challenge" consumer promotion.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted May 28, 2014

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Lambert is set to become the exclusive Canadian distributor of Hitcase iPhone cases and accessories for the bike and running market.

Hitcase offers iPhone cases, mounts, accessories and apps that convert an iPhone into a shockproof, waterproof POV action camera.

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