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NEW WESTMINSTER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Craig Pollack, Race Face’s former president and CEO, has spoken out for the first time since it became public that Race Face would shut its doors because of financial turmoil.

PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Norco Products signed a deal as an official distributor for Spank products to the Canadian IBD market.

Tagged Distributor news

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN)—New England Athletic has hired Matthew Shoemaker and Jess Hughston to the agency.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—What should have been a moment of celebration for Taiwanese suppliers was tempered by unfolding events in Japan as Tony Lo, chairman of the Taiwan Bicycle Exporters Association, announced record growth for the island nation’s industry.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Probar has hired eight new rep agencies for the company’s outdoor specialty channel.

WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—The Alliance for Biking & Walking has announced its 2011 Advocacy Award winners. Since 2009, the Alliance has solicited public nominations and recognized the individuals, organizations and business leaders who are propelling our People Powered Movement.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

GREENVILLE, SC­­­­ (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear has hired Frank Raduziner to represent the brand in Southern California.

Tagged People

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Momentum Magazine celebrates its 50th issue this March/April with a new look.

Tagged Media/Publishing

FLETCHER, NC (BRAIN)—Cane Creek Cycling Components has hired Holly Colson as its new director of marketing.

Utilizing her 16 years of experience in marketing and avid passion for cycling, Colson will employ her skills to amplify the motivation behind Cane Creek’s brand, according to a press release.

Tagged People

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has launched a database mandated by Congress, as part of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.

Tagged Web/Internet

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. (BRAIN)—Running into financial turmoil, Canadian component brand Race Face is no longer in business. A receiver took over operations on Saturday and has shut down the company.

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Are you exhibiting at Sea Otter? Is your company demoing bikes at Sea Otter? Is your company showing product at Sea Otter?

If you answered yes to any one of these three questions, please read on.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN)—Earth, Wind and Rider (EWnR) has launched its Fall 2011 custom program. Earth, Wind and Rider has been providing shops and brands, quality Merino Wool Jerseys since 2005 and customizing them through three different program levels, Gold, Silver and Bronze.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—VeloNews and VeloPress have moved to a new office space in Boulder, Colorado. The new address is 3002 Sterling Circle, Suite 100, Boulder, CO 80301. Staff will maintain their current phone and fax numbers.

KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN)—Greg "Chopper" Randolph has left Smith Optics to work as general manager and director of PR/marketing for the Sun Valley Marketing Alliance.

Randolph had been at Smith Optics for the last seven years, working as the company's PR communications manager.

Tagged People

MAHWAH, NJ (BRAIN)—Cooper Bikes, founded by Michael Cooper almost two years ago, is launching seven models of commuter, lifestyle bikes into North America. Michael Cooper is the son of auto racing legend and Cooper Car Co. founder John Cooper.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Incessant rain and wind didn’t put a damper on the enthusiasm of hundreds of delegates as they marched to meetings with their senators and representatives on Capitol Hill yesterday during the National Bike Summit.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—BicycleWorld.TV has launched a new video production and marketing service for the industry.

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Competitor Group, Inc has hired Jennifer Purdie as senior editor of Inside Triathlon.

Tagged Media/Publishing

WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN)—Fox Racing Shox reported a 40 percent revenue increase in 2010 as the rebounding economy spurred higher OEM sales in the mountain biking category, the company’s parent company, Compass Diversified Holdings, said on Thursday.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports


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