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Posted April 23, 2014

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Serfas has named Jeremy Griffin national sales manager. He takes over the responsibilities previously handled by longtime general manager John Denson, who left the company early this year shortly after its move from Southern California to Phoenix.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 23, 2014

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Recon Instruments, which plans to offer a "heads-up display" cycling sunglass, has received an investment from the venture capital division of Motorola Solutions, which manufactures communications devices for business and government.

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Posted April 23, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Bruno Maier, currently president of Boulder-based car-rack manufacturer RockyMounts, has joined the board of directors of the Colorado Mountain Bike Association (COMBA), a chapter of the International Mountain Bicycling Association.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted April 23, 2014
The Timbuk2 TerraCycle Upcycled Messenger Bag is made with used US Postal bag material.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Timbuk2 is launching a new program with several partners to encourage its customers to reuse, recycle and repair its bags.

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Posted April 23, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The first winner of the Bell Built grant program for 2014 has been selected. The Ft. Tuthill Bike Park in Flagstaff, Ariz., will be one of three winning projects that will split the $100,000 in trail-building grants distributed by Bell Helmets.

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Posted April 22, 2014

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Cantitoe Road has improved its business-to-business website with a new Web host and platform. For security, existing B2B customers need to log in and update their passwords and related information to enable access to wholesale pricing and to place online orders.

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Posted April 21, 2014
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SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — BRG Sports Inc. has agreed to sell its Easton cycling business to Chris Tutton, an industry veteran who owns Race Face Performance Products and is a former Easton OEM sales manager.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted April 21, 2014

FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Downeast Bicycle has added Yakima car racks to its lineup.

Posted in North America
Posted April 18, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Bag and accessory maker Chrome Industries has shifted sales from a force of independent reps to its in-house sales team. The move is part of Chrome's plan to provide more exclusive distribution and establish deeper relationships with its dealers, the company said.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 18, 2014
New Mexico distributor invites other suppliers and retailers to enact similar programs.

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — By asking retailers if they would like to "round-up" their payment to the next whole dollar, distributor BTI has raised $2,400 for the PeopleForBikes Foundation in the last year.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 18, 2014

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BRAIN) — NiteRider Technical Lighting Systems has promoted Jason Earick to customer service manager and hired Brien Prescott as an inside sales account manager.

Earick has worked for NiteRider for nine years in customer service, repair, sales and event support.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 17, 2014

BERKELY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shimano/Pearl Izumi has already pledged $20,000 in the campaign by the National Interscholastic Cycling Association to earn a $75,000 matching grant from a Dick's Sporting Goods program.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 17, 2014

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — This week Easton-Bell Sports officially changed its name to BRG Sports, a change the company announced in February when it sold its Easton-branded baseball and softball business to Bauer.

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Posted April 16, 2014

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — BionX, Currie Technologies, Pete's Electric Bikes, Prodeco and other electric bike suppliers have committed to a presence at Charged Up, a first-time electric bike and outdoor technology media event planned for New Jersey next month.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Events / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted April 16, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Chase Pinkham, a domestic pro road racer who competed on the Jamis–Hagens Berman, Trek-Livestrong and Bissell teams during his career, died Monday, according to the Jamis team and news reports.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Competition
Posted April 16, 2014
Company now accepting applications to fill the position.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Mark Bibb has left SRAM, where he was director of global testing, to join his wife in expanding their horse training business.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 15, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Skratch Labs will begin supplying all hydration products to Slipstream Sports, the owner of the Garmin-Smart pro cycling team.

TheFeed.com, a subscription sports nutrition company owned by Matt Johnson, the president of Slipstream, has worked with Skratch Labs since its inception.

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Posted April 15, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Accessory brand Portland Design Works (PDW) has hired Jocelyn Gaudi as marketing manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 15, 2014
Illustration of the Q-East facility.

EAST HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa (BRAIN) — QBP has broken ground on a new 120,000-square-foot building here. The building will serve as the distributor's East Coast distribution center. The Minnesota-based company has operated its East Coast operations out of a leased facility in Middletown, Pa., since 2011.

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Posted April 15, 2014

EMMAUS, Pa. (BRAIN) — Zack Grice has been named publisher of Bicycling magazine. Grice had been the magazine's associate publisher for sales and marketing since last September.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing

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