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Canyon USA adds operations, sales and IT staff

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Canyon USA now has 20 employees, with the hiring of new staff in the operations, sales and IT departments. The company has brought on former Specialized manager Keith Hnatiuk as its director of operations, former Castelli USA sales manager Katie Araujo as inside sales manager, and international IT expert Malek Awar as IT manager

Owner of Florida’s Bike America chain files for bankruptcy

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (BRAIN) — Barmer Enterprises, which owns the eight-location Bike America retail chain in Florida, has filed for Chapter 11 reorganization, tellling the court it had at least $5 million in debt.  Barmer, which the filing said is owned by Gary Mercado and Steven C. Barnes, bought the retail chain in 2014

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 supports Project Bike Tech

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycles has become a premier partner of Project Bike Tech, a project that uses bicycle education as a conduit to teach core academics, enhance lives, create career opportunities and inspire new generations to be passionate about bikes.

Giant supports Project Bike Tech

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycles has become a premier partner of Project Bike Tech, a project that uses bicycle education as a conduit to teach core academics, enhance lives, create career opportunities and inspire new generations to be passionate about bikes.

21 brands confirmed for Bike PressCamp

Still room for more exhibitors, organizer ECRM says; Canyon Bicycles signs on. SOLON, Ohio (BRAIN) — Bike PressCamp organizer ECRM said Thursday that it saw a surge in exhibitor signups last month coming out of the Sea Otter Classic, and now has 21 brands set to attend the June 19-23 event. The new signups include Canyon Bicycles, the German consumer-direct brand set to enter the U.S.

World Cycling Forum finalizes agenda

PORTO, Portugal (BRAIN) — The inaugural World Cycling Forum, set for June 7 and 8 in Porto, Portugal, will focus on “consumer centricity and increasing speed to market,” organizers stated.

Kids’ bikes at Sea Otter: from first-time pedalers to high-zoot rippers

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kids’ bike companies are flooding the Sea Otter expo this year, and most of them are clustered around the skills area for young riders. These are not full-line bike brands that offer kids’ bikes as an afterthought.

Long lead times, lack of data present challenges in supply chain

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — No matter what the intended panel topics were on the first day of the Bicycle Leadership Conference, the discussion seemed to come back – inevitably – to retail and how brands are selling their products in an evolving retail environment

Basso Bikes working with Trialtir USA on US distribution

WALLER, Texas (BRAIN) — Italy’s Basso Bikes is now working with Trialtir USA on distribution to U.S.