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Published March 12, 2012

Two new hires for Marin • Bianchi teams with Ciclismo Classico • expands with • Peloton and Rêve support women's Tour de France ride

NOVATO, CA (BRAIN) Mar 12 2012 09:21 AM MT—Marin Bikes has added two new hires at its U.S. offices.

Liz Davis joins the sales department as accounts and order manager. Davis has a background in logistics and bike industry experience as a manager and mechanic at a Bay Area shop.

Greg Bible joins the product and design department. He has a background in 3D and print design and is the former operator of a Southern California retail store.

“Marin’s latest additions come at an exciting time for Marin Bikes," said Mark Vanek, the company's brand and marketing manager. “The hiring of Liz and Greg reinforce Marin's commitment to our dealers and to the Marin Brand. Minestone's acquisition of Marin Bikes is already allowing us to expand in our human resource pool, which will give us greater design flexibility and allow us to better serve our dealers through both product and service."

Bianchi teams with Ciclismo Classico for tours

Bianchi will be the official bike supplier to the tour company Ciclismo Classico, the companies announced this week. Tour participants will use Bianchie C2C models and riders participating in Ciclismo tours are eligible for a 10 percent discount on Bianchi Impulso, Sempre and Infinito models at Bianchi dealers across the U.S.

Ciclismo Classico has operated tours since 1988. The company runs trips in Europe, South America, New Zealand, Asia and New England. adds

BEVERLY, MA (BRAIN) Mar 12 2012 09:44 AM MT—The owners of the cyclocross online business have added a road-bike site, has offered 'cross equipment for 12 years and is the cosponsor, with Cannondale, of one of the best known race teams in the sport. Roadbikeworld and Cyclocrossworld will share one shopping cart and customer can share one account.

Peloton magazine and Rêve support six women who will ride Tour de France route

SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN) Mar 12 2012 09:55 AM MT—A team of six women amateurs will ride the entire 2012 Tour de France route a day ahead of the men's pro race this summer. The ride is being supported by peloton magazine, tour company Rêve and Cannondale.

"We are doing this because, as cyclists, it is the hardest thing we can imagine and, as athletes, we are hard-pressed to back down from that kind of a challenge," said team member Heidi Swift.

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