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Posted October 20, 2011

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Gates Corp., maker of the chain-replacing Gates Carbon Drive™ belt drive for bikes, has entered a three-year sponsorship with the North American Handmade Bicycle Show.

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Posted October 20, 2011

MARIETTA, GA (BRAIN)—BMX legend and master wheel builder John Kovachi passed away on Wednesday morning from kidney failure. He was 46.

The former BMX racer started Kovachi Wheels in Georgia in 1989.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted October 20, 2011

PORTSMOUTH, UK (BRAIN)—Former Olympic cyclist Derek Bouchard-Hall has been hired by Wiggle as its head of performance development.

“I am very excited to be joining a company with a real passion for cycling and is at the forefront of the rapidly changing cycling and tri-sport equipment industry," he said.

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Posted October 20, 2011

FORT COLLINS, CA (BRAIN)—Big Shot has hired Jason Jones as national sales manager to help launch its new wholesale division. The new hire will allow Ryan Clark, the former head of sales, to focus more on retail and administrative duties as the company’s new operations manager.

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Posted October 20, 2011

CENTRAL POINT, OR (BRAIN)—South African-made Morewood Bikes is now available in the U.S. through Oregon based distributor Unique Sports Co.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Distributor news
Posted October 19, 2011

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—In a letter Specialized emailed Wednesday, company founder Mike Sinyard told Specialized dealers that as more brands turn to mass merchants and sporting goods stores, bike shops must decide whether it makes sense to carry certain brands.

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Posted October 19, 2011

“I am delighted to lead this small group on a tour around some of my favorite roads in the whole world. This is my backyard. I love it, and I’ve called in a quite a few favors to make this day absolutely unforgettable.”

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Posted October 19, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Tern Bicycles is showing support for the California Bike Summit and the relaunch of the California Bike Coalition.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Events / Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 19, 2011

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—The USA Pro Cycling Challenge brought $83.5 million into Colorado in late August, according to IFM, a sports research firm that race organizers hired to gauge the race's benefits.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted October 19, 2011

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—The Triathlon America Conference will again take place in San Diego early next year.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Events / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted October 19, 2011

SARASOTA, FL (BRAIN)—Fulcrum North America has opened its Sarasota, Florida headquarters. Fulcrum will be taking care of small parts and servicing from this location.

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