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Posted August 25, 2014

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) — Mavic parent Amer Sports is set to open a store at its Helsinki headquarters building on Friday, selling a broad selection of sports and lifestyle products from its portfolio of brands.

Posted in International
Posted August 25, 2014
A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements.

Many successful bicycle retailers have interesting origin stories, but very few openly lay out their operating philosophies and strategies for the rest of the world to see. An exception is Chris Zane, owner of Zane’s Cycles in Branford, Connecticut.

Posted in North America
Posted August 25, 2014

HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group N.V. has acquired Spanish parts and accessories supplier Comet S.L. Comet has exclusive distribution agreements with various major brands and sells bike parts and accessories to specialty retailers in Spain, France and Portugal.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted August 25, 2014
Ribbon cutting of Louis Garneau USA's new office, warehouse and production facility

DERBY, Vt. (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau has cut the ribbon to a new, larger facility in Derby, Vermont, to house production, distribution, marketing, sales and administration staff for its U.S. office, which employs nearly 100 people.

Posted in International
Posted August 25, 2014

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Trident Sports will be the exclusive distributor for mountain brand Deity Components in Canada.

Posted in North America
Posted August 25, 2014
IMBA co-founder Michael Kelley says his electric mountain bike has helped reconnect him to the MTB community at age 71.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Michael Kelley, one of the original founders of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) and now age 71, said the electric mountain bike he has been riding has renewed his interest in mountain biking.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted August 22, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Green Guru, which manufacturers products from used inner tubes and other re-purposed items, will be collecting used bike inner tubes at the Interbike OutDoor Demo, Sept. 8-9. The company is setting up multiple upcycling bins throughout the demo areas.

Posted in North America
Posted August 22, 2014
The Quad Lock Universal bike mount.

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — BTI is now distributing Quad Lock smart phone accessories. The brand offers cases and mounts to attach phones to bikes, cars, and people. 

Posted in North America
Posted August 22, 2014

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BRAIN) — One Industries, supplier of protective gear, apparel and components for motocross and mountain bike use under the One, SixSixOne, Tag Metals and Sunline brands, has launched a B2B website for specialty retailers and distributors.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted August 22, 2014

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International, parent of Fuji, Kestrel, SE, Breezer, and Oval Concepts, has hired Mark Vanek as product manager for the Oval brand.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 22, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Skratch Labs has moved into a bigger facility with increased warehouse space and larger office areas.

Posted in North America
Posted August 22, 2014

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN)— August 19, 2014 — BRG Sports, Inc. has promoted long-time employee Dan Arment to executive vice president of BRG Sports. Arment also has been named president of Bell Cycling Products.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 22, 2014
100-acre facility sits under the Louisville Zoo near the airport.
Jim Lowry (left), his wife Kathy, with Sharon Tyler, Tom’s wife.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo.  (BRAIN) — Jim Lowry and Tom Tyler’s proposal for an underground mountain bike park is a one-of-a-kind venture. And IMBA is embracing it with open arms.

Posted in North America
Posted August 21, 2014
Tierney (left) and Boehmke.

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (BRAIN) — Rotating Mass Media, publisher of Dirt Rag and Bicycle Times magazine, has hired industry veteran Steve Boehmke as its newest advertising sales account representative.

Posted in North America
Posted August 21, 2014

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Crankbrothers has appointed Gaspare Licata as its vice president of sales and marketing.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 21, 2014

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — IMBA’S biennial World Summit kicks off Thursday in this Colorado Rocky Mountain resort with panels ranging from risk management to how best to manage volunteers.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted August 20, 2014

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — A group of bike brands with ties to Belgium are sponsoring an off-site, invitation-only event in Las Vegas during the Interbike show. Most of the brands will also have displays on the Interbike show floor, as well.  

Posted in North America
Posted August 20, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) —The organizations behind the Cannondale Pro Cycling team and the team currently called Garmin-Sharp will be merged for next season.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted August 20, 2014

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — In an effort to encourage Interbike attendees and others to ride bikes to the CrossVegas races this year, Abus Mobile Security is sponsoring valet bike parking at the event.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition / Interbike
Posted August 20, 2014
Retired basketball star is a longtime avid cyclist.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Retired basketball star Bill Walton will headline the Interbike Industry Breakfast, held Sept. 10 prior to the opening of the Interbike Expo in Las Vegas.

Walton, an avid cyclist for many years, will deliver an inspirational message.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike

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