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BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cycling Sports Group has made several organizational changes, including the hire of Tim Inall as general manager of the company’s GT brand. Former brand GM Mark Peterman has shifted to the role of vice president of strategic sourcing, based in Taichung, Taiwan.

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LYON, France (BRAIN) — The bicycle industry may not be as sexy as social media or biotechnology, but Patrick Keating believes it offers plenty of opportunity for investors.

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LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Registration for DealerCamp 2013 is now open, with Lifeboat events launching its registration page early this year for retailers and other qualified attendees.

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IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Bicycles has made two key hires at its headquarters in Irvine, California, bringing aboard former downhill pro Scott Sharples as mountain bike product manager and marketing and advertising veteran Brian Darney as brand marketing director.

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SANTA FE (BRAIN) — Distributor BTI is minimizing downtime during its upcoming move. It will miss just two days of weekday shipping while relocating from several facilities here into one brand-new location.

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Rob Kozich

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN) — Folding bike brand Dahon has added Rob Kozich as its European market development manager.

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The Club Ride Deer Abby Sun Flower top

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN) — Clothing brand Club Ride continues to grow, opening its 500th North American dealer recently, expanding to four new countries and adding a line of urban cycling clothes.

GRENCHEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — BMC Switzerland has promoted Matt Heitmann, the former BMC director of marketing in the U.S., to the new position of global director of marketing for the BMC Group, overseeing the BMC brand portfolio of BMC, Stromer, and Bergamont.

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LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Cycling website RedKitePrayer.com has added two new members to its team.  Wayne Thompson has taken the role of advertising sales director. Thompson is the former owner of Kind Bicycles and prior to that was an executive with Pacific Cycle.

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NORTH VANCOUVER, BC (BRAIN) — Canadian distributor Orange Sport Supply is celebrating its 15th year in business with a new website that launched Thursday. 

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — A dealer favorite presentation will be back at this year's IBD Summit, with some added punch this time.
 
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STOCKTON SPRINGS, ME (BRAIN) — The Light Electric Vehicle Association is working with organizers of DealerCamp to bring e-bikes to the event, which is being held July 25-27 in Park City, Utah.

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BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Giant USA's general manager, Elysa Walk, is a new member of the Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition Board of Directors, the OIWC announced Wednesday.

Walk joins the board for a two-year term along with Audrey Hicks, the CFO of Outdoor Research.

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TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN) — Cervélo co-founder Phil White is taking a larger role within the Pon Bicycle Group, the bike division of Pon Holdings, which bought Cervélo a little over a year ago.

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NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) — Giant USA has worked with SmartEtailing to create a “Where To Buy” retailer referral program that is now live on the bike company's website.

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Pure Fix Cycles has added Steve Dempsey as an independent sales rep. 

Dempsey will cover Washington, Oregon and Idaho for the LA-based fixed gear bike company.

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Teeman with his retirement cake. Photo courtesy of Giant.

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle employees and dealers are mourning the death of Fred Teeman, who died March 9 of cancer at age 67. Teeman worked for Giant for 19 years before retiring in 2007. Prior to joining Giant he worked for Schwinn.

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TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN) — Pivot Cycles has selected Shock Therapy as its new distributor for the German and Austrian markets. Shock Therapy has been in business for 16 years. The company started out rebuilding suspension and more recently has added Pivot bikes to its lineup of products. 

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MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN) — The Bike Cooperative has a new platform that helps retailers create and share social media content.

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A Bill Keith memorial T-shirt. Photo: Pat Hus

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL (BRAIN) — More than 100 friends and family, many from the bike world, gathered here at Bethune Beach Park Saturday to remember Bill Keith, a long-time industry member and athlete.

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