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Posted May 12, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — TYR Sport has renewed its Gold-Level Partnership with USA Triathlon through 2016, the company announced Monday.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted May 12, 2014

MUKILTEO, Wash. (BRAIN) — Full Speed Ahead released a revised minimum advertised price policy late last week and said it has initiated zero-tolerance enforcement for abusers. Violators of the policy will be not be eligible for future purchase of FSA products until further review, the company said in a release.

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Posted May 9, 2014

SEYMOUR, Conn. (BRAIN) — Thule has hired Dan Connors as a lead engineer, the company announced Friday. Connors joins Thule from Cannondale where he spent 20 years designing bicycle frames, cranks and other components.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 8, 2014

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The U.S. Census Bureau says the number of people who traveled to work by bike increased roughly 60 percent over the last decade, from about 488,000 in 2000 to about 786,000 during the 2008-2012 period.

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Posted May 8, 2014

WESTPORT, Conn. (BRAIN) — CamelBak sales over the first quarter were $38.8 million, down from $42.8 million last year. CamelBak is a division of Compass Diversified Holdings, which published its first quarter earnings this week.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 8, 2014
Interim president Peter Woods promoted

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — The bike division at Dorel Industries saw revenues grow 18 percent during the first quarter, with gross profit and operating profit also up 17 and 71 percent, respectively. Officials pointed to better sales and cost control for the improvement over last year.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 8, 2014

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — ABUS Mobile Security, Inc. will sponsor the 2014 PeopleForBikes Ride on Chicago, a five-day group ride intended to raise funds and awareness for safer and better bicycling in the United States.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 8, 2014

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory sales increased 2.2 percent to $56.1 million over the first quarter, up from $54.9 million last year. But sales of mountain bike products decreased 4.4 percent , offset by a 14.1 percent increase in sales of powered vehicle products.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 7, 2014

LÉVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Canadian distributor Lambert is now carrying the Weehoo trailer, a child trailer that allows the little one to pedal or safely rest.

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Posted May 7, 2014
Rhode Island event markets itself as an affordable alternative to Interbike.

PROVIDENCE, R.I.  (BRAIN) — The Providence Cyclo-cross Festival is planning a Dealer Day for Friday, Oct, 3, the first day of the three-day festival.

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Posted May 7, 2014

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike is planning its first industry awards gala, to be held during its Las Vegas expo at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center this September.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards / Interbike
Posted May 7, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BRAIN) — Tony Karklins, the founder of Orbea USA, will transition out of the company over the coming months. Orbea USA, which acted as a U.S.

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Posted May 7, 2014
A Strava Metro map of London.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Cycling and running route tracking app Strava is now licensing some of its data to advocacy groups and government agencies looking for insights into road and trail use.

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Posted May 7, 2014

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Optical brand Spy Inc. on Tuesday reported its 12th consecutive quarter of revenue growth as sales ticked up 2 percent in the first quarter of 2014.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 6, 2014

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — A major shake-up in staffing at Accell North America has resulted in a variety of layoffs, new hires and promotions that affects the company's key bicycle brands as well as Seattle Bike Supply, a longtime distributor of bicycles, parts and accessories.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 6, 2014

MACON, Ga. (BRAIN) — As of May 1, Thomson Bike Products is requiring retailers to have signed its minimum advertised price and online sales policies before they can order products from the company's distributors.

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Posted May 6, 2014

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Serfas has promoted Ben Luster, formerly a regional sales manager, to the newly created role of brand manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 6, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Outdoor supplier Black Diamond Inc., which owns the protective brand POC, is reporting that its first-quarter 2014 sales were up 7 percent, to $54.5 million, while gross margins were up 70 basis points to 38.4 percent.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 5, 2014

MONROVIA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Charles "Chuck" Stephens, the founder of the BMX brand ACS, died Friday at his home.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 5, 2014
Ketterer on Team DBR in 1992.

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Keith "KK" Ketterer, who has been an inside sales rep at Giant USA for more than a dozen years, is hitting the road as a Giant account executive, the company said Monday.

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