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Merckx joins BH, Spot, Elby, Ellsworth and other brands available through Velofix Direct.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Velofix has signed an agreement with Eddy Merckx Cycles to assemble and deliver bikes ordered through EMC's website.

Tagged Omnichannel / Web/Internet

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has announced a schedule of four Fat Bike Summits for 2017. The events will bring together land managers, ski resorts, chambers of commerce, Nordic associations and other parties interested in fat biking to discuss topics including growth of the sport and land access issues.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Tom Barney, the former CEO of Osprey Packs, has been appointed chief operating officer at Verde Brand Communications. Verde is branching out by launching a new venture, Verde Strategy, a strategic solutions consulting practice.

Tagged People

FLETCHER, N.C. (BRAIN) — Holly Colson has left Cane Creek Cycling Components, where she had been vice president of marketing. Colson has started her own marketing consulting firm, called Facets Marketing.

Tagged People

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International has announced the finalists for its Triathlete's Choice best events awards in four categories.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Slate Olson is leaving Specialized, where he has been chief marketing officer since early 2015. He is being replaced by long time Specialized employee Mark Cote, an engineer who has led Specialized's Advanced Concepts department.

Tagged People

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BRAIN) — World Champion road racer Peter Sagan will wear 100% eyewear for the 2017 season.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (BRAIN) — Marian University's cycling team is offering a student mechanic scholarship program intended to give college students experience as a cycling race mechanic.

League is holding a webinar Wednesday morning with tips on visiting your Congress member.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists 2017 National Bike Summit will be March 6-9 in Washington. The League has released a draft agenda and is now accepting presentation proposals as well as nominations for Summit Awards.

Discounted early registration rates end on Dec. 31. 

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — In a letter emailed to U.S. and U.K. dealers on Monday, Specialized announced that it's moving its model year 2018 retailer event to September 2017.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Tiffanie McKenzie

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — RockyMounts has announced its first outside sales reps, Tiffanie McKenzie and Tom Roth, who will work with retailers in the South- and Northeastern U.S., respectively. They report to Rod Judd, RockyMount's sales director.

Tagged People

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Recently retired pro road racer Jon Hornbeck is the new editor of Hi-Torque Publication's Road Bike Action magazine. 

Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Will Ross winning the 2016 Fat Bike Birkie race.

VALLEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — For the 2017 season, Wren Sports will sponsor the 9:ZERO:7 Factory Team, which includes Alaska's Will Ross, one of the most successful fat bike racers in the U.S.

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Organizers of the 2017 Triathlon Business International Conference have announced more speakers and agenda items for the event, which will be held Jan. 22-24 in Dallas.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

LAKEWOOD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Tern has chosen an unusual way to deliver the Vektron bike to crowd-funding backers: through its dealers.

Tagged Electric bike
Next Handmade Show is in Salt Lake City in March.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Tickets are now on sale for the general public to attend the next edition of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, which is being held here March 10-12, 2017.

Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show

ST. GEORGES, Quebec (BRAIN) — Procycle Group has appointed Daniel Marrett to the position of marketing director for its Rocky Mountain bicycles brand.

VALENCIA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Neil Shirley has left Road Bike Action, where he was the editor, to join The Lyman Agency, which represents several bike brands and events, including Mavic, Enve and Eroica California.

PASO ROBLES, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers expect the third edition of the Eroica California to attract about 1,000 participants, most of them big fans of vintage road bikes and gear.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Eddy Merckx Cycles USA has hired industry veteran Marty Ryerson to head its West Coast sales management. Ryerson has worked with Eddy Merckx Cycles for the past year facilitating Arizona sales development.

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