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Posted February 11, 2014

FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Downeast Bicycle Specialists is holding its 2014 open house in Peabody, Mass., this year to allow more Boston-area retailers to attend.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted February 11, 2014

DENVER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Rudy Project has signed a multi-year agreement that designates Rudy Project as the Official Helmet of Ironman for North America, the company announced this week. 

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted February 11, 2014

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA has hired Dave Maurer as its central region sales manager, the company said. Maurer, who until recently was the central region sales manager for Trek, will start with Giant on Feb. 17.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 11, 2014

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Action camera maker GoPro, Inc. said it plans to offer a registered initial public offering of its common stock.

Posted in North America
Posted February 10, 2014

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Apparel maker Soulforce Cycling has relocated to a new facility in Wheat Ridge. The new 2,300-square-foot facility houses the brand's headquarters administrative offices, design studio and warehouse and shipping hub.

Posted in North America
Posted February 10, 2014

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America Inc. has hired Henry Horrocks as its product and marketing manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 10, 2014

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jason Faircloth has left Marin Bikes, where he was vice president of product development, to start an industry design, development and sourcing company called Darkline Design.

Faircloth started at Marin in 2003. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 7, 2014

VISTA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Following Skip Hess’ sudden departure from Electra last week, sales and marketing vice president Kevin Cox has been promoted to company president effective immediately.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 7, 2014
However, company forecasts 20 to 25 percent increase for first quarter of 2014.

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries’ earnings for the fourth quarter and all of 2013 in its recreational and leisure segment — which includes Cannondale, GT, Mongoose, Schwinn and Dorel’s mass-market bike brands — will come in lower than a year earlier due to “a poorer product mix” and late order delivery at Cycling Sports Group, the company announced.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 6, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) filed an objection with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) over its proposed rule change that states once a firm voluntarily agrees to undertake a corrective action plan, the firm is legally bound to fulfill the terms of the agreement. Currently suppliers are under no legal restraints when filing a voluntary recall.

Posted in North America
Posted February 6, 2014

GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN) — Michelin Bicycle has partnered with Team Roger C. Peace Cycling, the only independent team competing on a global para-cycling schedule, as provider of its Pro4 line of race tires and other team support throughout the season.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted February 6, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Carmichael Training Systems and Peaks Coaching Group have selected PowerTap as a preferred power meter, giving athletes access to power equipment and guidance.

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Posted February 5, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Continuing its support of Exceeding Expectations, which encourages at-risk youth in San Bernardino, Calif., to pursue a positive path in life through the sport of triathlon, TriSports.com has donated more than $6,000 in gear in almost-new condition.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 5, 2014
Joseph Robinson, 21, was struck by a hit-and-run driver Sunday.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Some 200 to 250 cyclists and Southern California industry representatives turned out early Wednesday for a memorial ride and ceremony to honor Joseph Robinson, a local bike shop employee who was killed by a hit-and-run driver during a morning ride Sunday. He was 21.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 4, 2014

MIAMI (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors and sponsors roll out Tuesday morning on a three-day tour of bicycle stores in Miami for the first BRAIN Dealer Tour of 2014.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted February 3, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Charlie Cooper, former president of research firm Leisure Trends Group, joins the senior management team at PeopleForBikes this week as vice president of membership and development.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted February 3, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has introduced a new monthly magazine for dealers, titled Call Up, to update them on fresh product, emerging categories, tech advice and business issues.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted February 1, 2014

MISSOULA, Mont. (BRAIN) — Adventure Cycling Association is now accepting submissions for its new Youth Touring and Leadership Scholarship. Two candidates will be selected to participate in one of Adventure Cycling's 2014 educational courses.

Posted in North America
Posted January 31, 2014
Inside Triathlon's January/February 2014 issue

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BRAIN) — After the final March/April 2014 issue hits newsstands February 11, current subscribers will begin receiving Triathlete magazine in its place.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted January 31, 2014
Skip Hess

VISTA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Twenty-five days after Trek announced its purchase of Electra, Skip Hess, who led the brand’s development for almost five years, stepped down Friday telling Electra’s staff his decision to leave is effective immediately.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Mergers/Acquisitions

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