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Posted November 5, 2014
Longtime show director Kenji Haroutunian let go; OR sales director Marisa Nicholson takes over role.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kenji Haroutunian, Outdoor Retailer’s veteran show director, has been let go by Emerald Expositions, Haroutunian told BRAIN on Wednesday.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Events / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted November 5, 2014

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Is Detroit now a biking city?

Maybe not quite, but on a recent visit to the Motor City, BRAIN's Val Vanderpool found a surprisingly vibrant bike scene, with well attended group rides, thriving retail operations and a growing array of industry suppliers.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News / From the Magazine
Posted November 5, 2014

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Tourism Conference begins a three-day series of seminars Thursday that takes a look at the growing interest in bicycle tourism and organized event rides.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / National Bicycle Tourism Conference
Posted November 4, 2014

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BRAIN) — Torcano Industries has become the exclusive U.S. distributor for Funkier Bike Apparel.

"We at Funkier Bike Apparel are very pleased to partner with an innovative, passionate partner in Torcano Industries," said Kevin Tuttle, Funkier USA director.

Posted in North America
Posted November 3, 2014

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Aerodynamic triathlon accessory company XLAB has hired Anthony Thomas to lead sales and distribution efforts. As global sales manager, Thomas will focus on market analysis, brand positioning, and strategy execution, the company said.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 3, 2014

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giro Sport Design has promoted two veterans and added one new hire in its marketing department.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 31, 2014

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Rolf Prima has launched a new website, www.rolfprima.com, featuring a fresh look and new tools designed to better direct customers to their ideal wheel.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted October 31, 2014
Executive director Moeller announces retirement after nine years with the advocacy group.
John Lindenmayer

LANSING, Mich. (BRAIN) — The League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB) has named John Lindenmayer executive director as current leader Rich Moeller will retire after nine years with the advocacy group. Lindenmayer, LMB’s advocacy and policy director, assumes the new post Jan. 1, 2015.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted October 31, 2014

CHARLESTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — New World Consumer Products LLC, a maker of nutritional products and supplements, has brought aboard world champion cyclist Mike King as a brand ambassador for the company’s flagship product, XRCEL sports performance fuel.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 30, 2014
Cane Creek DBinline shock

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Cane Creek Cycling Components is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 5,000 DBinline rear shocks sold in the U.S. because the shocks are marked with graphics that incorrectly identify the adjustment directions for high-speed rebound damping.

Posted in North America
Posted October 29, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Strava, an app popular with the cycling community, has raised $18.5 million in new money to pay for future growth and expansion, reports Re/Code Daily, a website that covers the digital technology market.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted October 29, 2014
Goal of creating a ‘Manifesto of Change’ for the industry accompanies switch from spring in Monterey to winter date in Arizona.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike’s IBD Summit returns for its fourth edition in 2015 with a new Arizona locale, revamped agenda and a winter calendar date conceived to be more convenient for retailers than the event’s traditional April timing around “Monterey Week” and the Bicycle Leadership Conference and Sea Otter Classic in Northern California.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / IBD Summit / Interbike
Posted October 28, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BRAIN) — For its 2015 edition in March, the North American Handmade Bicycle Show will introduce a new category, the Artisan Award, and a cyclocross race pitting framebuilders against one another.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards / Events / North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted October 27, 2014

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM has brought aboard advocacy and event marketing veteran Ethan Spotts as the company’s new road brand communication manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 27, 2014

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike and Bicycle Retailer and Industry News will host the second annual Turkey Pedal industry ride and food drive on Saturday, Nov. 15.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Interbike
Posted October 24, 2014

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Milwaukee-area retailer Chris Kegel, Specialized Donny Perry and e-bike expert Ed Benjamin are among the speakers at the first Leadership Summit held by the Canadian Independent Bicycle Retailers' Association.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted October 24, 2014

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — POC is moving its North American office from Aspen, Colorado, to Park City, Utah, in early November.

Posted in North America
Posted October 24, 2014

FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Downeast Bicycle, Hans Johnsen, and Wilson Bicycle Sales are now distributing Framed Fat Bikes in the United States.

Minnesota-based Framed Bikes makes complete bikes retailing for $739 and up.

Posted in North America
Posted October 23, 2014

VAULX-MILIEUX, ISERE, France (BRAIN) — Roland Cattin, the charismatic founder and CEO of Time Sport International, died Sunday at his home near Paris of an apparent heart attack.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 23, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industry Association board of directors has chosen Steve Barker to be interim executive director while the organization begins a search for a permanent executive director, following the resignation of Frank Hugelmeyer last month.

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

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