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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Drew Medlock is joining Moots Cycles as its president, company owner Brent Whittington announced Monday.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Shimano American and Sampson Sports provided a custom road bike for a program that is expected to raise at least $9,000 for the Children's Hospital in Denver.

ONIGO DI PEDEROBBA, Italy (BRAIN) — The Italian shoe brand Northwave is beginning direct distribution in North America, ending sales through Hawley-Lambert.

Beginning next month, the brand will begin sales to U.S. dealers via its sales reps and its new B2B site.

Tagged Distributor news

FARMINGTON, Utah (BRAIN) — Vista Outdoor's sales in its Outdoor Products division — which includes Bell, Giro, CamelBak and Bollé sales — were down 6.5 percent organically in the first quarter.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

ASHLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — United Bicycle Institute has hired B Vivit, a graduate of the 2017 Quality Bicycle Products Women’s Mechanic Scholarship.

Tagged People

READING, Pa. (BRAIN) — Ben Serotta has been hired by the World Cycling League to lead the development of a cycling performance center, at the planned National Velodrome at Albright College in Reading.

CHICOUTIMI, Québec (BRAIN) — Devinci has added a second demo truck in the U.S. Chris "Charlie" Manea is the company's newest demo driver. He's visiting dealers and bike parks in Colorado, Utah, California, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico.

DUXBURY, Mass. (BRAIN) — Bern Unlimited has hired Christopher Lussier as the company's global vice president of sales and marketing.

QBP's Shawn Heidgen (left) with Leah Benson, the owner of Gladys Bikes.

TRUCKEE, Calif. (BRAIN) — QBP recognized several industry members at its recent SaddleDrive event at Northstar Resort here.

Camisasca and ECRM part ways due to changing market

SOLON, Ohio (BRAIN) — ECRM, the Ohio company that bought Lance Camisasca's PressCamp, has shut down the operation effective Wednesday due primarily to the ongoing weakness in the bicycle and outdoor markets.

Tagged PressCamp

MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — Eyewear manufacturer Julbo is the newest addition to The Bike Cooperative's network of supplier partners. Members of the retail cooperative will earn rebates on their purchases of Julbo eyewear and accessories, both direct and through distributors.

Company blames sales declines at mass and fewer closeouts in IBD channel for revenue drop in second quarter.

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries reported that second-quarter revenue was down 11 percent in its sports division, which includes its mass and IBD bike businesses, including Cannondale, Caloi, GT, Mongoose, Schwinn and Sugoi brands.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Rossignol Group, which recently bought Time Sport and Felt Bicycles, will launch its first line of Rossignol-branded mountain bikes next spring.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — August 15 is the deadline for brands to submit products for consideration for Interbike's IB Innovation Awards.

Bicycles, components, accessories and apparel can all be nominated.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike will host a screening of "Blood Road" in partnership with Red Bull Media House on Sept. 20.

Tagged Interbike

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Pivot Cycles is now offering a 10-year warranty on all its carbon frames purchased after June 1 this year. The brand's previous warranty was three years.

ORLANDO, Fla. (BRAIN) — Derek Goltz, the longtime marketing director for Finish Line Technologies, has launched his own independent marketing agency, BGP Marketing.

FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — U.S. mountain bike innovators Brent Foes and Mark Norstad will be inducted in the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame next month, along with Italian downhill racer Giovanna Bonazzi and European journalist, race promotor and manufacturer Wolfgang Renner.

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — CrossVegas' E-Bike Challenge will be sponsored by Focus and 15 entrants will get a chance to use a new Focus e-bike for the race, the company announced.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Interbike

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports Enterprises has added industry veteran David Wang to its executive team as vice president of purchasing.


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