Month: February 2001

HydraPak acquires Polar Bottle

OAKLAND, Calif. (BRAIN) — Hydration product maker HydraPak has acquired insulated bottle brand Polar Bottle. Launched in 1994 by cyclists Robert Heiberger and Judy Amabile, Polar Bottle was the first reusable water bottle to address heat loss during long rides. With all components sourced near their home in Colorado and hiring local workers for manufacturing …

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Watteam suspends production, looks for strategic partners for its power meter

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Watteam, which has sold some of the least expensive power meter cranks on the market since 2014, announced Friday that it is suspending production of its latest-generation product line and looking for strategic partners that can make use of its technology. “The current management decisions coming from Watteam’s board of directors is …

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Despite high visibility this year, some nonprofits are receiving less industry support

Editor’s note: A version of this article appeared in the November issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News. This version corrects an error about PeopleForBikes’ dues structure and corrects that Mike Sinyard is not on the PeopleForBikes board, as we originally reported. We apologize for the errors. BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — If ever the industry’s nonprofits were …

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In races of interest to the bike world, Dean wins and Nothstein loses in Pennsylvania

In twist, Nothstein could still go to Congress, briefly. PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — In two U.S. House races of interest to the bike industry — oddly, both in Pennsylvania — Democrat Madeleine Dean won the race in the state’s 4th District, while Republican Marty Nothstein lost his race to represent the state’s 7th District, although there’s still a …

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TRUE Communications Announces Elizabeth Pecknold As Director of Business Development and Marketing

(Sausalito, CA – November 6, 2018) TRUE Communications, a leader in public relations, social media, influencer relations and content creation for active outdoor brands, announced today thatElizabeth Pecknold has joined the agency as Director of Business Development and Marketing. Pecknold most recently served as the National Sales Manager of Climbing Magazine, a publication of Active Interest Media, …

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Paul Craig steps down as president of Rudy Project North America

DENVER (BRAIN) — Paul Craig, the co-founder and president of Rudy Project North America, is leaving the company to spend more time with his family and pursue several philanthropic interests. Craig helped launch Rudy Project North America in 1998, spearheading the company’s Denver office. The company now sponsors tens of thousands of athletes, teams and organizations …

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Colorado's Jefferson County Open Space allows Class 1 e-bikes on all trails after pilot program

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Following a pilot program begun in February, land managers in Colorado’s Jefferson County (Jeffco) Open Space have made Class 1 e-bikes permanently legal on all trails where traditional bikes are allowed — including about 180 miles of natural-surface trails. Jefferson County is west of Denver and includes the cities of Golden …

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