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Posted February 26, 2014

QBP pulled the plug on the T-shirts before their planned launch at last weekend’s Frostbike open house and expo.

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Posted February 26, 2014
California lighting manufacturer to appear in three episodes of How It's Made.
Discovery Channel crew filming production at Light & Motion.

MARINA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Lighting company Light & Motion will be featured in an upcoming episode of the Discovery Channel show How It's Made.

Posted in North America
Posted February 26, 2014

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — Custom cycling clothing brand ZOCA has been named an official supplier of the USA Paralympic Cycling National Team.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted February 26, 2014

FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Downeast Bicycle Specialists has released its 2014 catalog, which has more than 1,000 new products from 140 suppliers. The catalog is available now on the distributor's website and will be shipping to dealers in the next three weeks.

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Posted February 25, 2014

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Scott Dickey has been appointed CEO of Source Interlink Media, the parent company of Bike and Transworld BMX magazines, as well as larger titles such as Motor Trend, Automobile, Hot Rod, and Surfer.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted February 25, 2014
BikeLife Cities to debut in May.
A mockup of the Boulder BikeLife cover

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Catalyst Communication is preparing to launch a new marketing promotion. BikeLife Cities will consist of a full-color magazine that will mail to a city's residents, a website, social media outreach and email marketing campaign.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted February 25, 2014

MOORPARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — BMX legend Leigh Ramsdell will be joining Mongoose as as team manager for all riders this year, the company announced this week. Ramsdell rode professionally from 1993 to 2005, for sponsors including Eastern Bikes, DK Bicycles, and Play Clothing among others.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Competition
Posted February 24, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Polar Bottle is holding a happy hour at its headquarters Friday evening, with proceeds to benefit PeopleForBikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted February 23, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) —Highlights of what we saw at Quality Bicycle Products' 2014 open house and expo. Look for more coverage in the March 15 issue of BRAIN.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Frostbike
Posted February 21, 2014
But QBP sees few complications for annual open house despite fierce winter storm.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Dealers and suppliers flocking to Quality Bicycle Products’ Frostbike were greeted by the harshest winter storm to hit Minnesota this season, dumping as much as a foot of snow overnight Thursday to Friday in the Twin Cities and prompting widespread school closures as well as traffic snarls on icy highways. But QBP said there has been only mild disruption to its annual open house, which started Friday morning.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Frostbike
Posted February 21, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — The National Interscholastic Cycling League has chosen its next state for expansion of its high school mountain bike race program: Wisconsin. And Trek Bicycle will be a major sponsor of the league in the company's home state.

Posted in North America Tagged Frostbike
Posted February 21, 2014

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Amgen Tour of California have announced the route of the 2014 edition of America's highest ranked stage race. This year's route progresses north to south from May 11 to May 18, covering 740 miles.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted February 21, 2014
Dahon will continue dealer direct sales and service from its California office.

DUARTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products will become the only U.S. distributor of Dahon folding bikes and accessories, the companies announced Friday. Dahon will also continue to sell direct to dealers and provide parts and warranty support to dealers. 

Posted in North America Tagged Frostbike
Posted February 20, 2014

ATLANTA (BRAIN) — Wilier Triestina USA has reached an agreement with Creagh Keller Sales to represent the Italian brand in the Mid-Atlantic and Southern regions.

Posted in North America
Posted February 20, 2014
Alchemy's new POP display.

DENVER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Alchemy Bicycle Company is consulting with industry veteran Ben Serotta as it develops new retailer strategies. The company said it is developing a plan to help retailers increase profit margins, manage inventory and lower financial risk.

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Posted February 20, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Scott Sports is sponsoring US Military Endurance Sports, a non-profit organization that supports recreational and competitive endurance athletic activities for current and Veteran members of the United States military.

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Posted February 20, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — Expo space is now being sold for the 2014 Providence Cyclo-cross Festival. The Oct. 3-5 event includes Category 1 UCI racing the New England Builder's Ball, the Gran Fondo New England and more. The event is held at Providence's hostoric Roger Williams Park.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted February 19, 2014
CFO to step down within next year.

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Shares of Garmin Ltd. soared to a five-year high Wednesday after the company reported that fourth-quarter earnings rose 27 percent on record sales in its outdoor, fitness, aviation and marine segments.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 19, 2014
The Amer Sports brand adds a North American marketing director, Canadian subsidiary and Southern California facility.

HAVERHILL, Mass. (BRAIN) — Mavic, Inc. is looking to improve North American sales and service with a new marketing director, Canadian dealer direct subsidiary and a new marketing and race-support facility in Southern California. 

Posted in North America
Posted February 18, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif. (BRAIN) — Momentum Sports Group, the owner and operator of the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team, has hired Jasen Thorpe and Thorpe Marketing to manage and execute all public and media relations for the team this year.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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