Month: October 1999

Hayes Performance Systems expands North American Road Show with Ryan Day promotion

MEQUON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Hayes Performance Systems has promoted Ryan Day to mobile marketing specialist. Day will staff Hayes’ second U.S. Performance System Road Show van, based in Charlotte, N.C. Day has been with Hayes for over three years. Leading up to his new role, Ryan has been responsible for Wheelsmith spoke production, then advanced to …

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Interbike Q&A: Gregg Bagni sounds off on state of trade shows, retail landscape

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Gregg Bagni is like no other personality in the business. He’s hyper-informed, super-energetic and bubbling with creativity. A master at networking, he has a heartfelt enthusiasm for bicycles and, just as important, for the state of retail. Still, Larry Hewett, Thule’s national sales manager and a longtime friend, noted, “He’s not everyone’s …

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Combined Ridley/Merckx brands launch dual strategy for US market

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The two Belgian brands Ridley and Eddy Merckx are making their first combined appearance here at Interbike, as the brands unveil their dual strategy. Ridley’s parent company, then known as Race Productions, took over the Merckx brand in June. The company has since been renamed Belgian Cycling Factory NV. The Merckx U.S. …

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Colorado authorities launch homicide investigation after missing shop employee is found dead

Longtime friend at Interbike says Timothy Watkins was well-known and loved in the local bike community. LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The Sheriff’s Office in El Paso County, Colorado, has begun a homicide investigation after a longtime mountain bike trail advocate and retail mechanic was found dead Sunday. Timothy Watkins, 60, a mechanic at Old Town Bike …

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