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Posted December 8, 2014

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (BRAIN) — Rotating Mass Media, the publisher of Dirt Rag and Bicycle Times magazines, says its saw a nearly 5 percent increase in total revenue in 2014 versus the prior year.

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Posted December 4, 2014

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (Calif.) — Scott Sharples has joined Bell Helmets as its new marketing manager for its bicycle business. Sharples has more than 25 years of industry experience. A former World Cup downhill racer, he most recently was product manager for Felt Bicycles.

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Posted December 4, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Rapha North America has hired Sophie Ballo as its new marketing manager, and Matthew Beaudin as its social media and content manager. 

Ballo comes to Rapha from Specialized, where she worked as a marketing communications specialist and most recently as recruiter.

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Posted December 4, 2014

GREENSBORO, N.C. (BRAIN) — Tim Krueger, who most recently served as product manager at QBP's Salsa Cycles, has joined Bikerumor.com as a full-time writer.

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Posted December 3, 2014

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (BRAIN) — Ibex Outdoor Clothing has hired Daniel Betts as vice president of finance and operations.

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Posted December 2, 2014

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Zwift, which plans to release interactive indoor training software early next year, has hired former world champion and Olympian Mike McCarthy as its vice president of con

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Posted November 26, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Steve Hed, founder of Hed Cycling and one of the most respected innovators in aerodynamic bike wheels, died Wednesday morning at a hospital here. He was 59.
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Posted November 24, 2014

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Hive, parent company of E-Thirteen, Chub Wheel Goods and Revl Road, has hired Cory Sullivan as head of U.S. dealer sales and Connor Bondlow in marketing design.

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Posted November 17, 2014
Former Nike exec, who has been at Rapha for 7 years, will join Specialized in March.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Slate Olson, who is currently Rapha's chief marketing officer, will relocate from London to California next year to join Specialized as vice president of global marketing in March.

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Posted November 10, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has added another member to their outside sales team. Steve Kalk is now the outside rep in Illinois, portions of Wisconsin, and part of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

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Posted November 7, 2014

WILMINGTON, Del. (BRAIN) — Blue Bicycles has hired Orli Chinea as the brand's Western regional sales manager.

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Posted November 7, 2014

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Eddy Merckx Cycles USA has hired several new employees, including a new sales manager and director, as it transitions from consumer direct sales to IBD sales. 

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Posted November 7, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles has hired industry veteran Robert Kahler as its new lifestyle brand manager and has promoted Scott Matsuda from dealer support to the brand's product development department.

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Posted November 6, 2014
Sue George

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — BikeFlights.com has brought on board Sue George to further develop and manage the bike shipping company's global communications and marketing.

The five-year-old company said it hired George to guide its communications and marketing initiatives worldwide.

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Posted November 6, 2014
Local suppliers, retailers to advise mayor on ways to promote cycling.
PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International’s vice president of marketing Karen Bliss is chairing a newly created bicycling advocacy board in this city that will advise the mayor on public policies that affect cyclists, encourage private sector support of cycling, and promote national and international races in Philadelphia.
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Posted November 5, 2014
Longtime show director Kenji Haroutunian let go; OR sales director Marisa Nicholson takes over role.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kenji Haroutunian, Outdoor Retailer’s veteran show director, has been let go by Emerald Expositions, Haroutunian told BRAIN on Wednesday.

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Posted November 3, 2014

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Aerodynamic triathlon accessory company XLAB has hired Anthony Thomas to lead sales and distribution efforts. As global sales manager, Thomas will focus on market analysis, brand positioning, and strategy execution, the company said.

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Posted November 3, 2014

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giro Sport Design has promoted two veterans and added one new hire in its marketing department.

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Posted October 31, 2014
Executive director Moeller announces retirement after nine years with the advocacy group.
John Lindenmayer

LANSING, Mich. (BRAIN) — The League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB) has named John Lindenmayer executive director as current leader Rich Moeller will retire after nine years with the advocacy group. Lindenmayer, LMB’s advocacy and policy director, assumes the new post Jan. 1, 2015.

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Posted October 31, 2014

CHARLESTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — New World Consumer Products LLC, a maker of nutritional products and supplements, has brought aboard world champion cyclist Mike King as a brand ambassador for the company’s flagship product, XRCEL sports performance fuel.

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