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SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Specialty outdoor retailer and member co-op REI has reported record annual sales of $2 billion for 2013. According to its year-end earnings statement, the company's sales were up 5.9 percent from $1.9 billion in 2012.
PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) – Online retailer Backcountry.com is launching its first pro mountain bike team. The four-person squad will race in cross-country and stage races across North America this year. The team also expects to compete at the Mongolian Bike Challenge.
SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Technologies International is starting distribution of HED Cycling products this week, the companies announced Tuesday.
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA (BRAIN) — Fatback Bikes has hired mountain bike racer and industry vet John "Fuzzy" Mylne as brand manager.
"Fuzzy brings years of racing, riding, and industry expertise to the table," said Fatback owner and designer Greg Matyas. Mylne most recently worked for Niner Bikes.
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NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Liv/giant has hired Amanda Schaper as its global product marketing specialist. Schaper will work with Liv/giant's global marketing and product development teams on product strategies, positioning, messaging and launch plans for Liv/giant bikes and gear.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Big Shot Bikes is expanding its shop and distribution center from 7,000 square feet to just over 12,000.
LINCOLN PARK, Mich. (BRAIN) — Retailer Don Van Cleave, better known to many as "Bicycle Don," died Sunday at age 56 of bladder cancer.
TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Almost two years after debuting its aluminum Tracer 27.5 in the then-novel 650b wheel size at Sea Otter, SoCal's Intense Cycles launches a new refinement of the enduro/trail bike with the Tracer T275 carbon.
KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Greg Blackwell, who took over as president of Seattle Bicycle Supply last year after the retirement of longtime leader Chuck Hooper, is leaving the Accell North America-owned distributor due to a reorganization, Accell N.A.'s Steve Meineke told employees Monday.