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Posted August 17, 2015

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Raleigh Bicycles is sponsoring this year's CLIF Bar CrossVegas race. It's the third year that Raleigh will be the official bike sponsor of the event.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition / Interbike
Posted August 17, 2015

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (BRAIN) — David Clopton is retiring after 25 years working for Finish Line Technologies, the company announced.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 17, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products and Kinetic have teamed with the International Mountain Bicycling Association to create the Big Dig Trail Challenge, an initiative that encourages bike industry employees to volunteer hours building and maintaining their local mountain bike trails.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted August 17, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Local retailer The Bike Line and Smith are providing the Marian University Cycling Team with helmets for all riders starting this fall.

Marian racers will use the Smith Overtake MIPS and the Maze helmets. 

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted August 14, 2015

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America has appointed Trevor Litten as regional sales representative for the Midwest region.

Based in Liberty, Mo., Litten will be responsible for Vittoria, 3T Cycling and Selle Italia in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted August 14, 2015

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — A musical set in a Brooklyn bike shop will return to the stage next month as the Theater For The New City presents "Bike Shop" from Sept. 11-27.

Posted in North America
Posted August 14, 2015

LONDON (BRAIN) — Brendan Quirk, the co-founder of Competitive Cyclist, is joining Rapha as president of its North American business, the company announced Friday. He will start Sept. 1.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 14, 2015

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Highway Two has hired James Thomas as its key accounts manager. Thomas is best known as the former national accounts manager at Serfas.

Highway Two also has promoted Justin Savord to inside sales team lead. Savord was previously a sales rep. 

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted August 13, 2015

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The second annual Santa Monica Bicycle Expo will be held once again at the landmark Santa Monica Pier, on Oct. 10-11. This year the event, which offers free admission, will include a 15-mile non-competitive bike ride.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted August 13, 2015

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced several new and returning retail education opportunities at this year's show.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted August 13, 2015

SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) —Kore USA has hired Monica McCosh as its new North American sales & marketing manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 12, 2015

DUNDAS, Ontario (BRAIN) —SB Sports Inc is now distributing Bont cycling shoes across Canada.

Posted in North America
Posted August 12, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Outdoor supplier Black Diamond, Inc., which owns the POC brand, generated record sales in its second quarter, which ended June 30.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 12, 2015

MIAMI (BRAIN) — J&B is now stocking parts from the U.K. brand AbsoluteBlack.

The distributor is carrying the brand's full range of narrow-wide chainrings as well as track cogs.

Posted in North America
Posted August 10, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Timbuk2 has hired new specialty cycling sales representatives to serve the brand in Northern California, the Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountain States, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted August 10, 2015

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Lake Cycling International BV will distribute its products directly in North America, ending its relationship with Stage Race Distribution from Toronto, Lake announced Monday.

Posted in North America
Posted August 7, 2015

FERNDALE, Wash. (BRAIN) — Kona unveiled its expanded 2016 road and mountain line to a select group of retailers at its sixth annual Kona Ride product launch, held at its U.S. headquarters in northwestern Washington this week.

Posted in North America
Posted August 7, 2015

HAYWARD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bianchi USA has hired Rob Gaertner as territory manager for Colorado, Utah and New Mexico. 

Posted in North America
Posted August 7, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Framed Bicycles added several new hires to its outside sales force beginning Aug. 1.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted August 6, 2015
UPDATED: Dorel exec responds to question about online sales
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Days after Trek Bicycle announced a plan to sell bikes online, Giant USA told dealers that it is studying a similar "Click and Collect" program in the U.S., but said it has not made a decision about going forward with the plan.
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