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Posted February 20, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — 45NRTH, the QBP-owned fat bike brand, has launched a consumer website focused on groomed winter fat biking locations.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted February 20, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Rumbleship is making a B2B website available to any of the brands that are available to dealers through its service.

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Posted February 20, 2015
Chris and Cindy Cocalis with Beverly Barr (right).

PHOENIX, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran and life-long cyclist Beverly Barr has recently retired after helping to shepherd Pivot Cycles' credit and collections department through the company's first seven years of business.

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Posted February 20, 2015

RAPID CITY, S.D. (BRAIN) — Strider Sports International Inc. has announced the dates and locations for its 2015 Strider Championship Series, a national racing series for children. 

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Posted February 20, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Giordana Cycling apparel launched an entirely new website, GiordanaCycling.com, this week.

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Posted February 20, 2015

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM has hired Uwe Reichelt as its European director of OEM sales. He fills the position vacated when Robert Priest left SRAM last June. Reichelt comes from Continental's motorcycle division, where he was global head of sales, marketing, product management, and R&D since 2011.

Posted in North America
Posted February 19, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products will distribute Five Ten off-road cycling shoes starting in March.

QBP will ship a full range of men's, women's and kids' Five Ten shoes, featuring the Redlands, Calif.-based brand's proprietary, high-friction Stealth rubber compound.

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Posted February 19, 2015

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Haro Bikes has brought on a Southern California branding and advertising agency, The Creative Bar, for a complete rebrand of their mountain bike line. The Creative Bar has worked on rebrands with other action sport clients including Intense Cycles, VEE Tire Co., and KTM.

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Posted February 19, 2015

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Surging fourth-quarter fitness sales — led by activity tracking products — helped Garmin Ltd. offset losses in its automotive/mobile and outdoor divisions to close 2014 with a 6 percent year-over-year gain in quarterly revenue.

Posted in North America
Posted February 18, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BRAIN) — The North American Handmade Bicycle Show announced this week that Shimano has signed on as a sponsor for next month's show.

This year, Shimano is working with several bike builders to showcase the potential of their new e-bike electric assist system, Shimano Steps. 

Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted February 18, 2015

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Dorel Sports has promoted Adam Ingrao to the position of vice president of key accounts. Ingrao will be responsible for product assortment, sales and marketing across the sporting goods channel in North America.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 18, 2015

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (BRAIN) — Kent International has received one of Walmart's 2014 Supplier of Excellence in U.S. Manufacturing awards.

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Posted February 16, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Black Diamond Equipment, which owns the protective gear brand POC, plans to add as many as 160 jobs and make capital investment of up to $7.7 million at its new facility in Utah.

Posted in North America
Posted February 16, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (BRAIN) — Küat Racks is joining The National Forest Foundation's “Trees for US” program, which will result in NFF planting one tree for each rack sold this year.

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Posted February 16, 2015
Photo by John Watson / www.TheRadavist.com.

PASO ROBLES, Calif. (BRAIN) — Tuscany’s famed L’Eroica vintage bike ride will be coming to the United States for the first time this spring.

The L’Eroica event requires participants to use bikes built before 1988; many participants use bikes built prior to World War II and dress in vintage styles as well.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted February 16, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BRAIN) — Orbea a new dealer area to its website that will allow stores to manage their supply, accounts, support and technical training from Orbea.

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Posted February 13, 2015

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Trek will be the presenting sponsor of the inaugural Bicycle Times Adventure Fest, a bike festival planned for October in Central Pennsylvania, produced by Rotating Mass Media.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted February 13, 2015

CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Osprey Packs, Inc.. plans to expand its headquarters in Cortez, Colo., as the company also is completing its new distribution center in Ogden, Utah, which will open in mid-April with a staff of 23.

Posted in North America
Posted February 13, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Rumbleship has reached supplier partnerships with KTM Bike Industries and Light & Motion. The two brands will be available from Rumbleship's distribution platform.

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Posted February 13, 2015

FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Downeast Bicycle Specialists is moving away from the tradition of a large annual printed catalog. Instead, Downeast will publish four quarterly mini-catalogs featuring new and seasonally-oriented product and new vendors.

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