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Posted January 16, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP's annual catalog is in the mail and arriving, with a loud thump, at dealers' doorsteps.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted January 15, 2015

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Matthew Pfeffer, a long-time bike industry testing engineer and vice president of global operations at ACT Lab, died Thursday. He was 50.

Pfeffer died from complications stemming from an acute case of influenza.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted January 15, 2015

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Enthusiast Network, the publisher of Bike magazine, has made two appointments at the title. At the same time, Bike has consolidated its team at TEN's new headquarters in Carlsbad. 

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted January 15, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Rumbleship, a business-to-business distribution platform, is making a significant addition to the services it offers.

Posted in Industry News
Posted January 15, 2015

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Garmin Ltd. has acquired iKubu (Pty) Ltd., a South African company that has developed a rear-facing radar system for bicyclists. iKubu introduced its Backtracker device at the Eurobike show last summer.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted January 15, 2015
Cedar Kyes moves north to manage the Pacific Northwest territory for Marin.

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. has announced two changes to its sales staff. BMX and mountain bike racing legend Eric Carter has joined Marin and will be managing the Southern California territory as a Factory Rep. Cedar Kyes is moving north to manage Marin's Pacific Northwest territory.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted January 15, 2015

SEYMOUR, Ct. (BRAIN) — Thule Group has promoted two long-term associates to vice president positions in sales and marketing.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 14, 2015

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley, LLC is taking over all U.S. sales, marketing, and after-sales service for Look Cycle, the companies announced this week. The switch to Hawley is effective immediately.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted January 14, 2015

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bell Helmets is bringing back its trail grant program, Bell Built, in 2015, but unlike the two previous years where it selected three trails, this year the helmet company will provide a $100,000 grant to a single mountain bike project in the U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted January 14, 2015

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Serfas has hired four new regional sales managers and updated its computer systems as the accessories brand looks to enhance dealer communication and support company growth.

Posted in North America
Posted January 14, 2015

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The IBD Summit is now filled to capacity and sponsorship opportunities are sold out as well, the event's organizers announced Wednesday.

Posted in North America Tagged IBD Summit

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