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BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Camber Outdoors has elected three new board members, including Roger Gierhart, a vice president at Trek Bicycle Corp.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — BikeFlights.com has expanded Buck Up for Bikes, a grassroots advocacy fundraising program, to include two new beneficiary organizations: Trips for Kids and Little Bellas. Additionally, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association and the Amy D. Foundation return as beneficiaries for 2017.

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Members of the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association will be on hand at this month's North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Utah to help assemble bikes before the show and to meet with the show attendees during the March 10-12 event.

Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association has released a series of 10 two-minute video training sessions to help retail staff connect with and sell e-bikes.

Tagged Electric bike

WILTON, Conn. (BRIAN) — Cycling Sports Group, a division of Dorel Industries, has hired Justin McCarthy as manager of public relations for North America. McCarthy previously handled media relations in the fitness and outdoor segments at Garmin International.

Tagged People



MALLABIA, Spain (BRAIN) — Mariano Gon has joined Orbea as American sales director, effective Wednesday, March 1.

Gon has more than 20 years of experience working in the Spanish and U.S. bicycle markets. He was most recently director of global sales at Santa Cruz Bicycles.

Tagged People

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Specialized Foundation has opened applications for its cycling program, Riding for Focus, for middle schools (grades 6-9) throughout the U.S. for the 2017-18 academic year. The application period is open now through March 24.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool has announced the winners of its 2017 Community Tool Grants, a program that supplies 10 non-profit organizations with Park Tool products worth more than $1,400. This year more than 125 organizations applied for the grants. 

COON VALLEY, Wisc. (BRAIN) — Borah Teamwear has hired 30-year industry veteran and former pro racer Greg Demgen as the company's Southwest representative.

Demgen, a founding member of the 7-Eleven Cycling Team, has worked for Pearl Izumi, Bolle, Rudy Project, Defeet, Squadra and 2XU.

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley has added two new reps to its sales team. Jeff Stephens will cover Arizona, New Mexico and Las Vegas, while Adam Wilk will cover Texas.

Tagged Sales Reps

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin Ltd. this week reported a 10 percent jump in fourth-quarter revenue fueled in part by strong sales of wearable devices like its Fenix adventure watches and Vivofit activity trackers.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — TerraTrike has announced that Mark Crews will resign as general manager to pursue other opportunities. Marshall Randall, TerraTrike's dealer sales manager, will take over the duties of general manager while also continuing to work with the sales team.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (BRAIN) — MC2 Sports, a distributor founded by bike industry veteran Ming Tan, has hired Aspekt Brand Communications as its USA agency of record for Astute Italia, a handmade saddle brand.

The homepage of Boa's new website.

DENVER (BRAIN) — Boa Technology, the maker of a dial-type shoe lace used on cycling shoes and many other products, has plans to give more attention to consumer brand building, marketing and education, the company said.

But the builder's show says it will not hold future events in Utah.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Next month's North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Salt Lake City will go ahead as planned despite the recent controversy over land use policies in Utah. However, organizers said they will not plan future shows in the state, and would have moved this year's show if there had been time.

Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Continental Tires has hired Oris Intel to monitor its minimum advertised pricing and sales policies, using the MAP monitoring service provider's Prol software.

Tagged MAP

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America has promoted Jody Stoddard to tnational sales manager, effectively immediately.

Stoddard worked previously as Vittoria's North American OEM sales manager.

Tagged People

SOLON, Ohio (BRAIN) — Organizers of the PressCamp media events said they will continue to hold events in Utah this year, while exploring options for other venues and encouraging discussion at its events.

Tagged PressCamp
It wouldn't be Frostbike without local bag maker Banjo Brothers in costume.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — According to QBP founder Steve Flagg, the first winter gathering at QBP's headquarters, at the time a much more modest facility, took place in 1988.

After call with Utah governor, Emerald Expositions to walk away from Salt Lake.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike said Thursday that Utah is no longer in consideration as a potential show venue in 2018 or beyond.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

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