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Posted November 13, 2015

LAKEWOOD, Wash. (BRAIN) — Full Speed Ahead is inviting customers to stop by at this weekend's Subaru Cyclo Cup UCI race. The component brand will be hosting customers in its Dealer Appreciation tent, with hot beverages, pastries and an excellent view of the action. 

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Posted November 12, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Nick Martin, the founder of eBay seller The Pro's Closet, was mentioned by name in a letter about the Trans-Pacific Partnership that President Obama sent to members of eBay Main Street, an organization of small business people who use eBay as part of their operations.

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Posted November 12, 2015
Rep. Kyrsten Sinema.

ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The latest speaker to be confirmed for the Triathlon Business International Conference is U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, who represents Arizona's 9th District.

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Posted November 12, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. (BRAIN) — Hydrapak  has selected Buffalo Brand Invigoration Group to lead a public relations program spurring awareness, affinity and sales in the United States.

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Posted November 11, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) -- For the next two years, Scott Sports will support Ride 2 Recovery, a veterans program started in 2008 that promotes physical and mental rehabilitation through cycling. Aside from bikes, the company will support the program with sunglasses and helmets. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 11, 2015

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Santa Monica is debuting its latest environmental initiative: Breeze Bike Share, presented by Hulu, this week. The program will offer 500 bikes across 75 stations and provide residents with a sustainable way to get around town, according to city manager Rick Cole.

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Posted November 11, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle will turn-on its new website — with its much-discussed online bike sales feature — "very, very soon" a company spokesman told BRAIN on Wednesday.

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Posted November 10, 2015

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Brooklyn-based Champion System (U.S.) has agreed to unite and control business from the former Champion System (Canada). The brand is now being called Champion System North America, effective immediately.

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Posted November 10, 2015
The Groove Subaru team bike.

DENVER (BRAIN) — Two Denver brands, Domahidy Designs and Pactimo, are teaming up to offer race teams and other groups a program to get custom matching bikes and clothing.

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Posted November 10, 2015

DALLAS (BRAIN) — Velowürks has signed an agreement for J&B Importers Inc. to distribute the brand's Prime floor pump to IBDs throughout the U.S. market.

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Posted November 10, 2015

TORONTO (BRAIN) — KindHuman Bicycles is now distributing directly to IBDs in the U.S. and Canada. The high-end bike brand previously was sold primarily consumer direct with a handful of dealers, including a company store in Toronto.

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Posted November 9, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Rather than one Global Fat Bike Summit as in the past, QBP will host four regional summits next year. The summits are meetings to discuss trail access and other issues affecting the growing activity of bike riding on snow. QBP has hosted four previous annual Global events. 

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted November 9, 2015

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Alex Wassmann will be departing SRAM, effective Nov. 30. Wassmann spent more than 20 years at SRAM in a range of roles through two separate stints. Most recently he directed SRAM's sports marketing partnerships in triathlon, road and cyclocross.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 9, 2015
16 female industry execs meet to discuss the transportation bill and trade issues.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes conducted another "fly-in" lobbying trip to Washington last week, when 16 female bike industry executives met with lawmakers to discuss the transportation bill, trade issues and more.

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Posted November 9, 2015

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Abus Mobile Security Inc. is implementing a new minimum advertised price policy. Abus first implemented its MAP policy in 2011 and strengthened it in 2014. The company said the update provides easier to understand advertised pricing and stronger enforcement policies.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP
Posted November 6, 2015

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Pivot Cycles has hired Bryan Mason as domestic sales manager, supporting U.S. dealers as well as inside and independent reps.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 6, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool has introduced a new program designed to help local non-profit cycling organizations get the repair products they need.

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Posted November 6, 2015

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Registration has opened for the Subaru Sea Otter Classic, which will be held April 14-17, 2016.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Sea Otter Classic
Posted November 6, 2015
Tim Blumenthal of PeopleForBikes and Chris Speyer of Accell North America were the keynote speakers Thursday morning

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) -- Chris Speyer, CEO of Accell North America, told attendees at the National Bicycle Tourism conference Thursday morning that they play a major role in helping grow the pie in an otherwise stagnant bike market.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Tradeshows and conferences / National Bicycle Tourism Conference
Posted November 5, 2015

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Dorel Sports third quarter revenue was flat at $266.5 million, but was up about 9 percent after removing the effect of currency exchange fluctuations — an increase that Dorel Industries credited to its IBD sales.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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