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Posted February 29, 2016
Suspension brand sees double-digit growth in fourth-quarter and full-year sales thanks to acquisition of RaceFace/Easton.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory Holding Corp. posted nearly 30 percent growth in revenue in the fourth quarter of 2015, the company announced Monday. Sales for the quarter totaled $95.7 million, compared with $74.1 million for the same quarter the previous year.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 29, 2016

POZZOLEONE, Italy (BRAIN) — Italian shoes, saddle and accessories brand Fizik has hired Scott Ballantyne as marketing director to grow its brand presence in North America.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 28, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — This year’s North American Handmade Bicycle Show proved the old adage: If people don't have to fight 18 inches of snow, they will come.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Consumer Expos and Rides / North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted February 28, 2016
Also, Quality expands SaddleDrive dealer event to two sessions this summer in move to Reno.
MINNEAPOLIS and BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP's new Dealer’s Choice program is an early step in building what company president Rich Tauer called the Q Ecosystem at this weekend's Frostbike open house and expo. “That's a powerful business strategy for both dealers and suppliers to thrive and survive today and into the future. It's a partnership between suppliers, QBP and dealers," he said.
Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news / Events / Frostbike
Posted February 26, 2016

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Crankbrothers has announced the appointment of Peter Duynslaeger as its global sales director. Duynslaeger will be based in Crankbrothers' headquarters in Laguna Beach.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 26, 2016
NAHBS exhibitors setting up this week. Courtesy photo.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The 12th annual North American Handmade Bicycle Show opened Friday at the Sacramento Convention Center and runs through Sunday. The show has more than 150 exhibitors and organizers expect attendance to exceed the record set the last time the show was in Sacramento, in 2012.

Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted February 24, 2016
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — The QBP Fund — Quality Bicycle Products’ $1 million charitable trust benefiting bicycle advocacy, projects and organizations — has earmarked $50,000 for programs in Nevada and other states where QBP has operations.
Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 24, 2016

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Haibike has chosen Backbone Media as its U.S. public relations agency of record.

Haibike was established in Germany in 1995, and has been distributed in the U.S. since 2014.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted February 24, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Nelson Vails, the only African-American cyclist to win an Olympic medal, will preside over five screenings of a new film about his life, "Cheetah – The Nelson Vails Story," at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show this weekend.

Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted February 24, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International is working with Philadelphia bike advocates to support a "community bike build" this weekend.

Posted in North America
Posted February 23, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Joan Hanscom has joined USA Cycling as its new director of event services. 

Posted in North America Tagged People / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted February 23, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Tom Roth and Framed Bikes have agreed to part ways, Roth announced Tuesday.

Posted in North America
Posted February 23, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Jeff Wilbur has left CatEye America after 12 years with the company. "The timing was right for separation, as I understand the challenges midsize, dealer-direct models face when it comes to their marketing needs," Wilbur said.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 22, 2016
Baylis to be remembered at NAHBS this weekend.

LA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Brian Baylis, one of the giants of U.S. custom steel framemaking, died Saturday at age 63 of complications from pneumonia. 

Posted in North America
Posted February 22, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Zen Bicycle Fabrication has discontinued operations and is in the process of vacating its premises. The company is working to find production capacity at other builders for its current customers, but it will not be getting back into production framebuilding itself.

Posted in North America
Posted February 22, 2016
20Collective says a 'Got Milk" for cycling could boost participation — and sales at all levels of the industry.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — A group of retailers dubbed the 20Collective has launched an initiative to grow cycling participation by establishing an industry-funded “Got Milk”-style marketing campaign for cycling targeted at the general public.
Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 19, 2016

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Monuments of Cycling, founders of the Belgian Waffle Ride, have signed a two-year title sponsorship deal with Cervélo Cycles, a pairing that the companies described as “more harmonious than Roubaix and cobbles and moules and frites.”

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Events / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted February 19, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The California Bicycle Coalition is seeking $10 million in state funding for what would be a groundbreaking program: giving consumers rebates for buying bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 19, 2016

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Stromer will give away a limited-edition ST1 e-bike to one winner after next weekend’s Electric Bike Expo in San Diego.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Events / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted February 19, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition and the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association have selected the recipients of the women’s scholarship program that will enable three women to attend the Bicycle Leadership Conference in Monterey, California, this April.

Posted in North America Tagged Bicycle Leadership Conference

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