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Posted December 16, 2014

FORT MYERS, Fla. (BRAIN) — After three years with the Light Electric Vehicle Association, including the past year as executive director, Heather Marshman announced she is resigning effective Friday.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / People
Posted December 16, 2014

FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — Osmo Nutrition has a new CEO, Will Garratt.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 16, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — BikeRadar has donated more than $10,000 to World Bicycle Relief with editorial test products auctioned through The Pro's Closet, a Boulder-based eBay reseller.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 15, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP's East Coast distribution center will be moving over the upcoming holidays.

Posted in North America
Posted December 12, 2014

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The German helmet brand UVEX is recalling nearly 47,000 helmets sold in the U.S. from 2009 through June 2014 because the helmets' chinstraps can fail.

Posted in Recalls
Posted December 12, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Kristin Bachochin Klein, the senior vice president of AEG Sports and executive director of the Amgen Tour of California, was elected to the USA Cycling Board of Directors this week as an At-Large Representative.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Competition
Posted December 11, 2014
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LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) – Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is launching a project designed to illustrate the power of retail design and merchandising through the makeover of a bike shop. Similar to popular home renovation and restaurant remodel TV shows, the Retail Remodel Project will document a hands-on redesign of a bicycle retailer.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 11, 2014
(l to r): Katie Macarelli, Mike Guinta, and Eric Hockman.

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Feedback Sports has added three new employees at its headquarters here.

The company, in business since 2004, provides bicycle maintenance, measurement and storage products.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 11, 2014

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Former retailer and longtime framebuilder Bill Davidson has announced his partnership with Maxwell Kullaway of 333fab to open Davidson-Kullaway Custom Bicycles early next spring.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 11, 2014

AMSTERDAM (BRAIN) — Reed Business BV, owner of Bike Europe, plans to sell off the European trade magazine along with 16 other business-to-business magazines and brands to Dutch publishing house B+B Vakmedianet.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions / Media/Publishing
Posted December 10, 2014

HAVERHILL, Mass. (BRAIN) — Mavic Inc., the U.S. office for the French brand, is moving its headquarters from Massachusetts to Utah next year. The brand will join the other Utah-based operations of its parent company, Amer Sports.

Posted in North America
Posted December 10, 2014

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Zoic Clothing has added three independent reps.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted December 9, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Steve Johnson, president and CEO of USA Cycling, announced Tuesday that he will step down from his post next October following the 2015 UCI Road World Championships, which will be held in Richmond, Virginia. Johnson has been with USAC for more than 15 years.  

Posted in North America Tagged People / Competition
Posted December 9, 2014

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Campagnolo North America is hosting its seventh annual holiday toy drive and fun bike ride this Saturday, Dec. 13. The event benefits Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego.

Posted in North America
Posted December 8, 2014

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Liv has announced two additions to its global team. Amy Stanfield has been hired as Liv global senior marketing manager, while Janette Sherman has been promoted to global communications manager.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted December 8, 2014

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (BRAIN) — Rotating Mass Media, the publisher of Dirt Rag and Bicycle Times magazines, says its saw a nearly 5 percent increase in total revenue in 2014 versus the prior year.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted December 8, 2014

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Finish Line is looking for a great photo of a dirty bike, to use on the packaging for its Super Bike Wash.

"After eight years, the current photograph is out of date and an upgrade is in order, said Hank Krause, the president of Finish Line.

Posted in North America
Posted December 5, 2014

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Jim Anderson, a long-time bike industry sales rep and the SoCal territory manager for Accell North America, died on Dec. 1.

Posted in North America
Posted December 5, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists has launched a survey of retail stores to find out how shops are attracting and retaining female customers.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 5, 2014
Chris Tutton

BURNABY, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Fox Factory Holding Corp., the parent of the Fox suspension brand, has purchased Race Face Performance and Easton Cycling, the companies announced Friday.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions

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