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Live to Play Sports adds Terry Duran to US sales team

PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Live to Play Sports has hired industry veteran Terry Duran as regional sales manager for the Southern U.S.. The appointment took effect Monday, May 15. Duran was most recently national sales manager for Wilier Triestena USA

Giant Bicycles Canada to open new store in Whistler

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) – Giant Bicycles Canada has announced the opening of its newest retail store, Giant Whistler, located in Whistler, B.C. The new store will hold a grand opening on Friday, May 19, the same day Whistler Bike Park opens for the season.

GT Bicycles sponsors Whistler Mountain Bike Park

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — GT Bicycles is the new sponsor of Whistler Mountain Bike Park, in Whistler, British Columbia and will supply frames for all bikes including rental, retail, and programs at the park.  “GT is all about the business of having fun on two wheels, and to do so in Whistler, with some of the world’s best trails, is incredible,” Mike Marro, GT’s global senior brand manager.

GT Bicycles sponsors Whistler Mountain Bike Park

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — GT Bicycles is the new sponsor of Whistler Mountain Bike Park, in Whistler, British Columbia and will supply frames for all bikes including rental, retail, and programs at the park.  “GT is all about the business of having fun on two wheels, and to do so in Whistler, with some of the world’s best trails, is incredible,” Mike Marro, GT’s global senior brand manager. “This partnership gives us a unique opportunity to connect with the gravity community and get more riders on GT bikes.” GT’s rental fleet will consist of over 300 Furys as the downhill option and nearly 200 Sanctions and Forces as the all-mountain/enduro options

Velofix sells its 100th franchise

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Velofix has sold its 100th mobile bike service franchise, with a multi-territory deal in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Velofix Atlanta will be the first location to launch in the state. Velofix now operates in all major cities in Canada and most major U.S.

Ventum joins Velofix’ Direct program

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Ventum, a high-end triathlon bike brand, is the latest bike company to join the Velofix Direct program.

Podium Imports now distributing Steadyrack in Canada

PENTICTON, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Podium Imports has been appointed the exclusive Canadian distributor for Steadyrack bike storage systems. “Steadyrack is a great addition to Podium’s growing bike accessory lineup, and serves a very under-exploited category in bike shops,” Podium owner Brian McCoy said, adding,”New bike sales are accessorized with one pair of shoes, one helmet and one computer, but when it comes to storage most customers will have multiple bikes at home in need of a storage solution.” Steadyrack saves space by pivoting the bike against the wall once it has been racked. It also makes racking the bike easier than most systems, because the rider never has to support the entire weight of the bike off the ground.

First Liv store in Canada to open this week

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Liv Vancouver, the women’s brand’s first store in Canada, is set to open this Thursday, with a grand opening celebration planned for Feb. 17. Store owner Anne Marie-Gagnon said she is eager to create a retail experience that meets the needs of women like her — active women seeking high-end products that offer quality, performance, style and comfort.

First Liv store in Canada to open this week

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Liv Vancouver, the women’s brand’s first store in Canada, is set to open this Thursday, with a grand opening celebration planned for Feb.

Velofix to fulfill online bike orders for Eddy Merckx Cycles

Merckx joins BH, Spot, Elby, Ellsworth and other brands available through Velofix Direct. VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Velofix has signed an agreement with Eddy Merckx Cycles to assemble and deliver bikes ordered through EMC’s website . The Belgian brand joins BH, Spot, Elby, Ellsworth and other brands in the Velofix Direct program, which was launched in 2016.