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BEND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products will start distributing Zealios body and hair care products in 2018.

Tagged Distributor news

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — WeeBikeShop has signed with Muna Bicycles to distribute the South African brand's premium balance bikes in the U.S. market.

Tagged Distributor news

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Smith has promoted Andy McCabe to creative director, where he will lead all marketing, sales and product creative work for the brand at the Safilo Pacific Design Center in Portland.

Tagged People
IMBA opposed it; STC supports it.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Late Wednesday a U.S. House committee passed HR 1349, which would let local land managers decide if bikes and other human-powered vehicles are allowed in federal Wilderness Areas. IMBA submitted written testimony in opposition to the bill while the Sustainable Trails Coalition supports it.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Donnelly Sports LLC, which announced its brand name change in late August, has launched a new website at donnellycycling.com. The company also is launching a new road tire model, named for France's largest airport.

William Garneau.

SAINT-AUGUSTIN-De-DESMAURES, Québec (BRAIN) — William Garneau has been named general manager at Louis Garneau, the company his father founded 34 years ago. 

Tagged Succession Series

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products will host three fat bike summits in 2018 as part of a strategy to improve access and grooming techniques for fat bike trails around the country.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — CrankTank has announced the dates for Impact Sun Valley, a media summit to be held in Idaho area next summer.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Kim Jordan, the co-founder and executive chair of New Belgium Brewing, will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 National Bike Summit.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Tradeshows and conferences

CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Osprey Packs has hired outdoor industry veteran Mark Galbraith as its senior director of product. The position is new for the company, which said Galbraith will identify, develop and execute Osprey's multiyear, global product strategy.

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LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (BRAIN) — Yakima Products, Inc. has promoted Joel Grabenstein to senior director of marketing. Grabenstein, who has been with Yakima since 2003, was previously category director.

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ATLANTA, Ga. (BRAIN) — Wahoo Fitness has made the Deloitte Fast 500 list, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America.

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Company says it wants to remove barriers to purchase but keep retailers involved in the customer experience.

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles rolled out its Customer-Connect online sales program to dealers on Monday.

Tagged Omnichannel

EAGLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Uncommon Communications has added Jordan Carr to the agency's public and media relations team. Effective immediately, Carr joins Uncommon as account manager.

Tagged People

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM has added Darnell "Dr. Dunk" Hillman to its ambassador program. The former NBA and ABA player is the first member of the brand's new program that is intended to get retired pro athletes to take up bike riding.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — TerraTrike, a U.S. manufacturer of three-wheeled recumbents, is working with Adventure Cycling to offer a free year's membership to the organization with the purchase of some models. The company also is offering a $200 discount on TerraTrike accessories with a new trike purchase.

NEVERS, France (BRAIN) — Look Cycle has adopted a minimum advertised price policy for the U.S. and Canada, which goes into effect immediately. The company will sell only to authorized wholesalers, retailers, internet retailers and distributors.

Tagged Distributor news / MAP

TORONTO (BRAIN) — E-bike brand Elby says its growth has surpassed its own expectations in 2017, as it signed its 50th North American retailer three months ahead of schedule. 

Tagged Electric bike

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The PeopleForBikes Coalition board of directors held its biannual meeting Tuesday. Among other business, the board approved the organization's 2018 budget and approved eight new recipients of PeopleForBikes' Community Grants program. The list of recipients is below. 

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (BRAIN) — Kenda Tire continues to restructure its North American bicycle sales team with the promotion of Matt Boissy to the position of North American sales manager. Boissy steps in to service Kenda’s OEM customers after having spent several years in aftermarket sales.

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