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Posted May 4, 2015
This IF Gravel Royale is one of the missing review bikes.

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycling magazine editors and two high-end road bike suppliers are warning the industry to watch out for someone posing as a magazine editor and requesting test bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted May 1, 2015

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Moots Cycles has promoted Butch Boucher, a 19-year veteran of the company, to president as former president Mike Sanders takes on a part-time role as controller and vice president of special projects in order to enjoy more free time.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 1, 2015

OSTERMUNDIGEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry has set up a regional Asia office in Hong Kong and hired Helen Ford as the senior executive director of WFSGI Asia.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 30, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) – Catalyst Communication is now working with 11 cities to distribute its BikeLife Cities magazine. The latest additions are San Diego County, Calif., and Seattle, Wash.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted April 30, 2015

TORONTO (BRAIN) — Onex Corporation — the parent company of Interbike and Bicycle Retailer — has agreed to sell the Tropicana Las Vegas resort to Penn National Gaming for approximately $360 million. Onex, a private equity firm, is a part owner of the resort and casino.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted April 30, 2015
Derek Bouchard-Hall is a former U.S. pro criterium champion and former executive at Wiggle UK.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Derek Bouchard-Hall, a former pro cyclist who most recently was an executive at the UK-based e-commerce company Wiggle, is set to become the next CEO and president of USA Cycling.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Competition
Posted April 30, 2015
Bike-related sales lead the way with 34 percent gain.

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano is on a roll, pocketing an extra $518.7 million in new business last year and adding to that $187.7 million in additional sales it earned over the first quarter ended in March.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 30, 2015

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro recorded its second-highest revenue quarter in company history in the first quarter this year, registering sales of $363 million and operating income of $22.3 million.

The company said the top five best-selling camera/camcorders in the U.S. are all GoPro models.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 30, 2015

BERLIN (BRAIN) — Vittoria has received an award for its successful commercial use of the new carbon material, graphene.

Posted in International Tagged Awards
Posted April 30, 2015

SILVER SPRING, Md. (BRAIN) – The Sports & Fitness Industry Association this week released its 2015 participation report that ranked sports activities by number of participants. Road bicycling ranked 7th on the survey's top 10 list with 20.4 million core participants in 2014.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted April 30, 2015

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike on Thursday opened registration for all attendees including retailers, distributors, media and others. Hotel room blocks are now open as well, with lodging options available through Interbike's official travel partner, Travel Planners.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted April 29, 2015

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin's overall revenues were flat in the first quarter, but its fitness division — which includes its cycling-related products — grew by 31 percent, the company announced Wednesday.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 29, 2015
Stores will have access to paint and component options via the Italian manufacturer's new B2B site.

DUEVILLE, Italy (BRAIN) — Italy's Basso Bikes is changing up its distribution plan for the U.S. market. Instead of using a distributor, the manufacturer will ship straight to dealers from Italy, taking orders through its business-to-business website.

Posted in North America
Posted April 29, 2015

DUNDAS, Ontario (BRAIN) — South African sock brand Sako 7 is relocating from Cape Town to Ontario, Canada, and will now be distributed by Peter Appleton's SB Sports Inc.

Previously the brand was distributed by Defeet, which remains the brand's manufacturer.

Posted in International
Posted April 28, 2015

DENVER (BRAIN) — Clement Cycling has hired Aspekt Brand Communications, headed by industry veteran Suzette Ayotte, to handle its public relations in the U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted April 28, 2015
Ohio retailer Century Cycles and Raleigh are major sponsors.

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio (BRAIN) — The eighth annual Bike to School Challenge, in the Cleveland suburbs, will return May 4-22.

The program involves more than 5,000 middle school, high school and elementary school students in the communities of Bay Village, Rocky River, and Medina.

Posted in North America
Posted April 27, 2015

HINESBURG, Vt. (BRAIN) — The Vermont cycling community is mourning Richard Tom, a prominent cyclist and former bike shop employee who died Sunday after being hit by a car.

Posted in North America
Posted April 27, 2015

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) —Ritchey components and frames are now available to Canadian dealers through QBP Canada. Previously, Ritchey was distributed by Live to Play in Canada.

Posted in North America
Posted April 27, 2015

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — BMC USA Corporation has announced several changes and additions to their sales representatives and inside sales staff.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted April 27, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — A groundbreaking e-bike measure backed by an industry lobbying effort gets its first hearing Monday in the California legislature. The hearing comes after the sponsor of a competing bill, supported by Pedego Electric Bikes, agreed to drop his bill in favor of the other measure.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike

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