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Posted March 15, 2016

SEYMOUR, Conn. (BRAIN) — Thule announced that Subaru of America will now offer a selection of its carriers and racks to their customers through the Subaru Genuine Accessories program.

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Posted March 14, 2016

FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for the 2016 class of inductees. The deadline for submissions is April 15. Each year between three and five individuals are inducted. The only exception was in 1988 when 10 people were inducted.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted March 14, 2016

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle Components has hired Vanessa Christie as its new women’s brand manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 14, 2016

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International has released findings from its 2016 Confidence Survey launched during its annual conference in January and conducted by MultiSport Research Ltd.

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Posted March 11, 2016

REDLANDS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Footwear brand Five Ten is now accepting payment from its Canadian retailers in Canadian dollars.

Posted in North America
Posted March 11, 2016
Bike to be featured on the cover of VeloNews' Buyers Guide.
Phinney with the frame he painted.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — BMC Switzerland and VeloNews are running a sweepstakes that will award a Taylor Phinney hand-painted BMC Teammachine SLR01 frame, to raise awareness of the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson's.

Posted in North America
Posted March 11, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Küat Racks has hired True Communications as its media relations agency. True Communications will assist Küat Racks with media relations and outreach. Based in Springfield, Missouri, Küat has been in business since 2005.

Posted in North America
Posted March 10, 2016
Challenging currency rates, sluggish fourth-quarter sales hurt profits.

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries reported that its bike business, Dorel Sports, saw revenues drop by $6.4 million or 2.5 percent to $253 million in the fourth quarter of 2015. Removing the impact of foreign exchange rates, organic revenue was up about 3 percent, the company said.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 10, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Strava will host a panel on bike commuting and its Strava Metro service at the SXSW Interactive conference here on Saturday. The panel discusion will be led by Strava's co-founder and CTO, Mark Shaw.

Posted in North America
Posted March 9, 2016

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek's Certified Service Center, a retailer service school the company announced last August, is now officially open. The center occupies 2,200 square feet at the company's Wisconsin headquarters and will offer more than 40 weeks of training this year.

Posted in North America
Posted March 9, 2016
Consumers can pick up at qualified dealers, who are now allowed to sell bikes over $1,000 on their own websites.

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Raleigh USA told its dealers Tuesday that it would begin selling bicycles online to consumers who would then pick them up at a participating Raleigh dealer. Raleigh dealers will also be able to sell bikes valued at more than $1,000 at retail on their own websites.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Omnichannel & Consumer Direct Sales
Posted March 9, 2016

CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. (BRAIN) — The mountain bike community was stunned last summer when Will Olson, a well-known Expert class racer, died after a crash in an enduro race in Crested Butte. 

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Events
Posted March 8, 2016
Johnson will join the group on the first day of its 400-mile jaunt.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes' annual awareness and fundraising bicycle tour — which in the past has ridden from Boston to Washington, D.C. and from Kansas City to Chicago — this year will go from Asheville, North Carolina, to Atlanta.
Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 8, 2016

ROCKLIN, Calif. (BRAIN) — Nova Cycles Supply is now working with Columbus/Gruppo SpA to offer a "Pro Builder" program for professional framebuilders. 

The program will give professional framebuilders special pricing and fast delivery times.

Posted in North America
Posted March 7, 2016

HAYWARD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Mike McMahon began as a brand representative for Bianchi in San Diego and Orange Counties effective March 1.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted March 7, 2016
A group of Bell's Joy Ride ambassadors during a Friday ride in Santa Cruz

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Six U.S. women and two Canadians spent this past weekend in this beachside community, riding bikes, getting to know one another and the Bell helmet brand, and learning about Bell’s new Joy Ride ambassador program.

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Posted March 4, 2016
SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Technologies International is now shipping its 2016 parts and accessories catalog, containing 1,304 pages representing more than 300 brands.
Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted March 4, 2016

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Swiss e-bike brand Stromer, which shared U.S. sales and marketing resources under the same roof with owner BMC since 2012, has opened a new U.S. headquarters in San Diego separate from BMC and brought aboard a new general manager and sales director.

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Posted March 3, 2016
VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Distributor Zeitbike hired Scott Anderson as sales representative for Eastern Colorado.
Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news / People / Sales Reps
Posted March 3, 2016

DERBY, Vt. (BRAIN) — Custom onesies and twosies? No problem, says Louis Garneau, which is now offering no minimum order quantity on custom apparel out of its North American production facilities in Quebec, Vermont and Mexico.

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