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Posted November 13, 2014

EMMAUS, Pa. (BRAIN) — Bicycling magazine has seen a 20 percent increase in sold advertising pages in 2014, compared to the same period last year. Publisher Zack Grice said the growth rate exceeds that of any U.S. magazine, in any category, monthly or bi-monthly, that is audited. 

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Posted November 13, 2014

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Interbike trade show ranked 54th on the list of Top 100 Trade Shows of 2013 published by Trade Show Executive magazine. The magazine began the ranking in 2007 and Interbike has been listed since then. The 'Gold 100' status is based on a show's net square feet.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted November 13, 2014
A heat map of the activites from the challenge.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Nutrition brand GU Energy Labs and online network Strava have raised $58,683 for the Challenge Athletes Foundation through a GU-sponsored promotion on Strava.com.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Mobile bike apps
Posted November 13, 2014
J&B, QBP and Action join previous distributors BTI and Magura Direct.

OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — Vredestein tires are now being distributed by QBP, J&B and Action Bicycle, as well as its previous distributors, BTI and Magura Direct. Magura is the tire brand's North American representative.

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Posted November 12, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BRAIN) — In conjunction with the launch of its new streaming platform, Endurance Films Training Institute, video production company Endurance Films will host a triathlon discussion panel online this week.

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Posted November 11, 2014

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Next year's PressCamp Summer event, the 7th annual, will be held June 22-26 at Deer Valley Resort in Park City.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / PressCamp
Posted November 11, 2014

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (BRAIN) — Kent International purchased Stoneridge Cycle on Tuesday. Stoneridge distributes its bicycles through leading Canadian retailers and the company will remain headquartered in Canada.

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Posted November 11, 2014

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Action camera maker GoPro Inc., plans to raise $800 million in a secondary stock offering. The company, which went public in June, plans to offer $100 million in shares, while current shareholders, including founder and CEO Nicholas Woodman, will sell the remaining $700 million.

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Posted November 10, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has added another member to their outside sales team. Steve Kalk is now the outside rep in Illinois, portions of Wisconsin, and part of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps / People
Posted November 10, 2014
Athletics director thanks local retailers for supporting the plan.

LEBANON, Ill. (BRAIN) — McKendree University is joining the list of universities and colleges that offer cycling as a full fledges varsity sport with a full time paid coach.

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Posted November 7, 2014

WILMINGTON, Del. (BRAIN) — Blue Bicycles has hired Orli Chinea as the brand's Western regional sales manager.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps / People
Posted November 7, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling has announced the four finalists to host the 2017 and 2018 Cyclo-cross National Championships, a list that has been narrowed from 11 applicants.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted November 7, 2014

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Eddy Merckx Cycles USA has hired several new employees, including a new sales manager and director, as it transitions from consumer direct sales to IBD sales. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 7, 2014

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Spy Inc. reported this week that third-quarter sales rose 8.1 percent to $11 million, driven by strong sales of goggles and prescription frames. Income from operations increased by $100,000 to $600,000 in the quarter, compared with $500,000 a year earlier.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 7, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Supporters are planning an event with a silent auction this month to raise funds for Adelaide Perr, a Boulder-based race organizer and SmartEtailing employee who was seriously injured when she collided with a car while training for a triathlon.

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Posted November 7, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles has hired industry veteran Robert Kahler as its new lifestyle brand manager and has promoted Scott Matsuda from dealer support to the brand's product development department.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 6, 2014

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries posted yet another quarter of positive growth in its bike business.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 6, 2014
One- or two-day organized tours are increasingly popular.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Jim Sayer, Adventure Cycling Association's executive director, said bicycle tourism in the U.S. and internationally has become more prominent, more lucrative and is rapidly changing to meet consumer demand.

Posted in North America Tagged National Bicycle Tourism Conference
Posted November 6, 2014
Sue George

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — BikeFlights.com has brought on board Sue George to further develop and manage the bike shipping company's global communications and marketing.

The five-year-old company said it hired George to guide its communications and marketing initiatives worldwide.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 6, 2014
Local suppliers, retailers to advise mayor on ways to promote cycling.

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International’s vice president of marketing Karen Bliss is chairing a newly created bicycling advocacy board in this city that will advise the mayor on public policies that affect cyclists, encourage private sector support of cycling, and promote national and international races in Philadelphia.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People

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