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ALLEN, TX (BRAIN) Monday June 25 2012 4:05 PM MT—Amer Sports Group has reached a multi-year agreement with PFWeb, Inc., an e-commerce company, for all of its brands, which include Mavic, Salomon, Atomic, Wilson, Suunto and Bonfire.

Polar Bottle is official bottle at USAPC • Serfas celebrates 20th, unveils new logo • Denver celebrates biking FROM work

CamelBak revamps MTB line • Lazer fills out helmet line • Assos offers luggage, compression socks

Tagged PressCamp

Sharp joins Garmin team as co-sponsor • Knog sponsors CrossVegas and Cross After Dark series • Interbike registration opens for exhibitors and media

Magura picks up Dutch tire brand • SBS revamps computer system • Big Mig joins Vegas Gran Fondo

OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—Magura Direct is taking over as U.S. distributor for Vredestein tires starting July 1. Previously, the Dutch tire company worked with Move Sport.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—Lance Armstrong won’t be in the line-up when the gun goes off at Ironman Nice in France on Sunday, but many in the triathlon industry hope they haven’t seen the last of the dominant cyclist and the exposure he brings to the sport.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Triathlon Business International will hold next year’s conference Feb. 9-12 at San Diego’s Rancho Bernardo Inn.

The annual triathlon industry gathering costs $495 for members and $595 for members, but prices increase after Sept. 30.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Triathlon Business Conference

Shimano, Pearl Izumi debut at Outdoor Show • German trade group gains stronger voice • ISPO to study business opportunities in Brazil

SHERWOOD, WI (BRAIN)—Doug Witmer, Clif Bar’s national sales manager for Canada, died last weekend of an apparent heart attack while competing in Wisconsin’s High Cliff Triathlon.

Tagged People

Park Tool takes Tech Summits to D.C. and Portland • CSG to open new R&D facility this summer • USA BMX announces free racing on Olympic Day • Advocacy groups in Mississippi and Arizona get $25,000 in grants • Peaks Coaching adds to veteran coaching roster

News from Clif, Sugoi and Nu Vinci

PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN) Wednesday June 20 2012 8:02 PM MT—The three-day PressCamp continued Wednesday with perfect weather and trail conditions as journalists met with dozens of brands to get hands-on experience with new gear.

Tagged PressCamp

News from Knog, Guru, GT, Gore and Stan's

Tagged PressCamp

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The outdoor recreation market drives $646 in annual U.S. spending and supports 6.1 million domestic jobs, according to a report released Wednesday by the Outdoor Industry Association.

BROOMFIELD, CO (BRAIN)—The inaugural Action Outdoor & Bike Expo in Atlantic City, New Jersey, is still two months away, but organizers have already announced plans to take the show to the West Coast next year. They are also adding three more show dates.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

News from Saris, Niner, Hutchinson, Enve and Cannondale

Tagged PressCamp

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—The family of a San Francisco cyclist killed two years ago when he crashed into a car while speeding on his bike has sued Strava for encouraging dangerous behavior to win challenges on the popular social networking website.

QBP ranks 24th in newspaper’s Top Workplaces • SF cyclist charged with manslaughter • Trek signs ‘cross racer Katie Compton • Registration opens for LEVA courses

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) Monday June 18 2012 3:00 PM PST—The results of a new study detailing the usage of Capital Bikeshare, the 1,500-bike rental scheme in Washington, D.C. and Arlington County, Virginia, were released today.

Tagged Bikeshare

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN)—Amer Sports, parent company to Mavic and other outdoor sports brands, has shuffled its top management team.

Tagged People

Outdoor sales rebound in May • Ochowicz is focus of August event • Franco Bicycle partners with Studeo DNA


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