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Posted July 19, 2016

MOAB, Utah (BRAIN) — This fall's Outerbike demo event in Moab will include the Hen House, which organizers describe as "a branded environment where a collection of women specific products are showcased in one common female friendly environment."

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted July 18, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News will sponsor the leadership awards being given out by the Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition.

Nominations are being accepted now through July 29 for the OIWC's 2016 Bicycle Leadership Awards.

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Posted July 18, 2016

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Utah's Sens. Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch are supporting a bill that would allow local land managers to decide whether to allow and how to manage mountain biking in federally designated wilderness areas, something that some mountain bikers have been advocating. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted July 18, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Backcountry Lifeline is holding a raffle to raise money for its mission, which is to make mountain bike events safer. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted July 18, 2016

DENVER (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products' new Q-West distribution center, which has been relocated from Ogden, Utah, to Denver, is set to begin shipping to customers Thursday, and will be fully operational by mid-August, QBP announced.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted July 14, 2016

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Mountain bike clothing brand Zoic has made multiple new hires in sales, dealer service and marketing in an effort to expand support for dealers across the country.

Posted in North America
Posted July 14, 2016

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer has set news and product submission deadlines for its annual Interbike Show Issue as well as the Interbike Show Dailies distributed at the Vegas expo.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News / Interbike
Posted July 13, 2016

PALM DESERT, Calif. (BRAIN) — Sid Dunofsky, a longtime bicycle industry executive and mergers and acquisition consultant, has passed away after suffering a heart attack.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 13, 2016

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BRAIN) — Box Components has agreed to be the Official Bike Plate Supplier of the UCI BMX World Championships and UCI World Cups over the next three years, and will be the sole bike plate supplier for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted July 13, 2016

Editor’s note: This clarifies a story previously posted on July 11.  

Posted in North America
Posted July 12, 2016

COON VALLEY, Wis. (BRAIN) — Borah Teamwear has joined forces with The Bike Cooperative. Borah is the co-op's first apparel brand that produces its entire product line in the United States.

Posted in North America
Posted July 12, 2016

KINGSTON, Mass. (BRAIN) — Bern Unlimited, Inc. has promoted Jeff Cavicchi from national sales manager to director of global operations. Cavicchi, an industry veteran, joined Bern about a year ago.

With Cavicchi's promotion, Bern has hired Ronnie Tambourine as its new national sales manager. 

Posted in North America
Posted July 12, 2016

THOMPSON, Conn. (BRAIN) — This fall's KMC Cyclo-cross Festival will leave Roger Williams Park in Providence, Rhode Island, for the first time. This year's festival, the eighth annual, will be held at  Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Connecticut, Sept. 30-Oct. 2.

Posted in North America
Posted July 12, 2016
Component company to end distribution through BTI, KHS, Cyclone and SBA.

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — SRAM is reducing its U.S. distributor count from nine to five, cutting off BTI, KHS, Cyclone and SBA.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted July 11, 2016

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — EDCO USA has acquired the Faster cycling performance center, which includes a low-speed wind tunnel and bike fit studio.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted July 8, 2016

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — GU Energy Labs hires four new staff members in recent months. The new hires are Gina Lopez, a demand planne; Amanda Basham, Colorado field representative; Danielle White, New England sales representative; and John Palabrica, Pacific Northwest sales representative.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted July 8, 2016

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Anomaly Action Sports, parent company of the Shred Optics and Slytech Protection brands, has restructured its management team.

Posted in North America
Posted July 8, 2016

SAINT-GEORGES, Quebec (BRAIN) — Procycle Group, the owner of the Rocky Mountain, Miele and eVo brands, has restructured its commercial department, appointing M. Patrick Ménard as Chief Commercial Officer, and Marie-Joël Bossé as Commercial Coordinator.

Posted in North America
Posted July 7, 2016

COVINGTON, Ga. (BRAIN) — Hwa Fong Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd., the parent company of Duro Tire & Wheel, has appointed Katrina Huang to president of its North American subsidiary and Luke Musselman as director of business development, with a focus on the global bicycle market.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 6, 2016

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Jon Forsberg has joined Ibis Cycles as COO. Forsberg, most recently of Specialized, has more than 23 years of experience in the bicycle industry, including stints with Santa Cruz Bicycles and Bontrager Cycles.

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