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Posted May 13, 2016

DENVER (BRAIN) — Registria has hired Ben Lockett as vice president of sales. Lockett will co-lead sales efforts for Registeria's mobile warranty registration service, Photoregister.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 13, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — CatEye America has signed with MISO Partners for sales representation in the New England area.

Effective May 1st, MISO began representing CatEye along with its portfolio of existing brands.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted May 13, 2016
A Green Guru pannier/backpack made partially of recycled tubes.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Eco Brands Group, the parent of Green Guru Gear and Ecologic Designs, has acquired another recycled products manufacturer, Seattle-based Alchemy Goods.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted May 12, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Eastern Outdoor Reps Association said it has added 53 new members so far this year, and space at the group's upcoming trade shows is filling fast.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted May 12, 2016
Ott and the new Road Show van.

MEQUON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Hayes Performance Systems has hired Philip Ott for its Hayes Bicycle Group's marketing team. Ott, based in Crested Butte, Colorado, will serve as a mobile marketing specialist for Hayes, as part of the "Hayes Road Show."

Posted in North America
Posted May 12, 2016

FLETCHER, N.C. (BRAIN) — Cane Creek Cycling Components has hired T.R. Maloney as senior manager of OEM sales. The company also promoted Sam Anderson to be junior OEM sales manager.

Maloney has more than 20 years of experience in the cycling and outdoor industries.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted May 12, 2016
Vista says it remains in the hunt for acquisitions.

CLEARFIELD, Utah (BRAIN) — The new owner of Bell, Giro, Blackburn and CamelBak reported a sales increase of 9 percent in its fiscal year, which ended March 31. The sales total of $2.27 billion includes new revenue from Vista's acquisitions.

Posted in North America
Posted May 11, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Bike Fixtation is offering free, three-month's use of its public bike pump to small businesses and non-profits.

Posted in North America
Posted May 11, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Better Bike Share Partnership has awarded grants to bike share programs in nine cities. The Partnership's goal is to increase the accessibility and use of bike share in underserved communities.

Posted in North America
Posted May 11, 2016

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Nearly 500 U.S. bike shops have signed up with BikeExchange, a service launched in Australia in 2007 that creates an online marketplace for bicycle products and ties into sales through bike shops.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted May 11, 2016
Dan Empfield responds to our article about Sean Madsen's new school for bike fitters.

Running a bike fit school is a business, but it's also advocacy.

Posted in North America
Posted May 10, 2016

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Competitor Group Inc. has named John Bradley as its senior vice president of media, effective immediately.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted May 10, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — A new smart eyewear brand, Solos has signed an agreement with USA Cycling that will give USA Cycling athletes access to its smart eyewear, which integrates a heads-up display and audio technologies.

Posted in North America
Posted May 9, 2016

DENVER (BRAIN) — DirtTri Magazine, a publication focused on off-road triathlons, recently won a local version of the popular "Shark Tank" TV show. The magazine also hired its first advertising sales rep.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps / Media/Publishing
Posted May 9, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Monday marks the first day of PeopleForBikes' National Protected Bike Lane Week. Protected bike lanes separate people on bikes from car and truck traffic with physical barriers such as planters or bollards.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 9, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Retail services company SmartEtailing is merging with Harvest Retail Marketing, a company that provides marketing, direct-mail and web services for bike retailers.

Posted in North America
Posted May 6, 2016

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. and The Bike Cooperative have announced that the co-op's retailer members can earn rebates on their purchases of Marin's line of road, mountain, pavement and kids' bikes.

Posted in North America
Posted May 6, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Planet Bike has hired Jereme Noffke to join the company's sales and marketing team. Noffke joins Planet Bike from Saris Cycling Group where he most recently managed sales in the commercial parking division.

Posted in North America
Posted May 6, 2016
Despite slow start, bike division expects to exceed 2015's performance.

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — Dorel Sports reported that revenue dipped $12.4 million or 5.4 percent in the first quarter, to $216.5 million compared to $228.9 million last year. Organic revenue was down about 3 percent, accounting for the impact of foreign exchange rates.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 6, 2016

SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Experts from some major non-bike brands will speak about e-commerce, brand advocacy and other topics at the upcoming Whistler Bike 2016 conference, being held May 29-June 1.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing / Tradeshows and conferences

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