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IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Dave Cullinan, a former world champion downhill racer who has been Troy Lee Design's national sales manager, is joining Rokform as its new vice president of business development.

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Highway Two has named two new company-direct territory managers in California.

Tagged People / Sales Reps

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Chuck Wurster, the vice president of RacerMate Inc., announced Thursday that the company was ending production of its CompuTrainer smart trainer. Wurster said RacerMate will continue to manufacture its Velotron ergometer, which is used in research settings.

A Bell Joy Ride in Knoxville last year.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — For its second year, Bell is expanding its Bell Joy Ride program from eight to 12 markets. The program's mission is to get more women mountain biking, more often.

The expansion means the addition of six new ambassadors and four new regions.

A Fatback Skookum.

VALLEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Wren Sports has announced a new distributor in France and increased OE spec for its fat-bike suspension fork.

Ultimate Cycle Distribution has been named Wren's exclusive distributor for France.

An image from one of SRAM's patents involved in its suit against Fox.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Fox Factory and SRAM are battling in courts in Illinois and California over several patent infringement suits involving the companies' brands. Fox Factory told investors Wednesday that the litigation cost the company $2.75 million last year.

SANDY, Utah (BRAIN) — Reynolds Cycling has hired Jonathan Reese as its new director of global marketing. He joins Reynolds from outside the cycling industry, having spent the last five years as senior director of digital marketing at ADP.

Tagged People

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory Holding Corp. is reporting a 16.6 percent increase in revenue in its fourth quarter, capping a nearly 10 percent increase in sales for the company's full fiscal year, which ended Dec. 30, 2016.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Camber Outdoors has elected three new board members, including Roger Gierhart, a vice president at Trek Bicycle Corp.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — BikeFlights.com has expanded Buck Up for Bikes, a grassroots advocacy fundraising program, to include two new beneficiary organizations: Trips for Kids and Little Bellas. Additionally, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association and the Amy D. Foundation return as beneficiaries for 2017.

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Members of the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association will be on hand at this month's North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Utah to help assemble bikes before the show and to meet with the show attendees during the March 10-12 event.

Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association has released a series of 10 two-minute video training sessions to help retail staff connect with and sell e-bikes.

Tagged Electric bike

WILTON, Conn. (BRIAN) — Cycling Sports Group, a division of Dorel Industries, has hired Justin McCarthy as manager of public relations for North America. McCarthy previously handled media relations in the fitness and outdoor segments at Garmin International.

Tagged People



MALLABIA, Spain (BRAIN) — Mariano Gon has joined Orbea as American sales director, effective Wednesday, March 1.

Gon has more than 20 years of experience working in the Spanish and U.S. bicycle markets. He was most recently director of global sales at Santa Cruz Bicycles.

Tagged People

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Specialized Foundation has opened applications for its cycling program, Riding for Focus, for middle schools (grades 6-9) throughout the U.S. for the 2017-18 academic year. The application period is open now through March 24.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool has announced the winners of its 2017 Community Tool Grants, a program that supplies 10 non-profit organizations with Park Tool products worth more than $1,400. This year more than 125 organizations applied for the grants. 

COON VALLEY, Wisc. (BRAIN) — Borah Teamwear has hired 30-year industry veteran and former pro racer Greg Demgen as the company's Southwest representative.

Demgen, a founding member of the 7-Eleven Cycling Team, has worked for Pearl Izumi, Bolle, Rudy Project, Defeet, Squadra and 2XU.

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley has added two new reps to its sales team. Jeff Stephens will cover Arizona, New Mexico and Las Vegas, while Adam Wilk will cover Texas.

Tagged Sales Reps

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin Ltd. this week reported a 10 percent jump in fourth-quarter revenue fueled in part by strong sales of wearable devices like its Fenix adventure watches and Vivofit activity trackers.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — TerraTrike has announced that Mark Crews will resign as general manager to pursue other opportunities. Marshall Randall, TerraTrike's dealer sales manager, will take over the duties of general manager while also continuing to work with the sales team.

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