FELT BICYCLES ANNOUNCES THE DEPARTURE OF JIM FELT FROM FELT BICYCLES

Irvine, CA (November 3, 2017) – Felt Bicycles founder and long-time head of sports marketing Mr. Jim Felt will be departing the company he founded in partnership with Mr. Bill Duehring.
Jim Felt recently had taken part in the sale of Felt Bicycles this past April to the outdoor industry company Groupe Rossignol with headquarters in Saint-Jean de Moirans, France. Jim Felt established Felt Racing in 1991 as an innovative frame manufacturer serving elite athletes. After forming a partnership with Bill Duehring – former Senior V.P. of Product Development and Engineering at GT Bicycles - and European partner Michael Muellmann - the trio worked together to successfully build one of the leading carbon and aero innovation brands in the cycling industry.
“Jim has been a tremendous part of Felt’s history and success these past 25 plus years and has and will continue to be both a colleague and a friend. I wish him all the best as he prepares for his next professional adventure,” says Bill Duehring.
Bruno Cercley, CEO of Groupe Rossignol stated, “At the first minute I met with Jim I knew our companies were built from the same DNA: racing, innovation, passion. I have been impressed by Jim’s vision about blending the 2 ingredients that made this company so successful: outstanding product engineering capabilities together with racing commitment. I have a lot of respect for Jim, the human being and his incredible achievements. After we now take the company to new steps as part of our Group I wish Jim all the best in his new life and am sure we will find ways to stay connected and cooperate in different formats.”
Jim Felt, founder of the Felt Bicycles company notes, “My deepest thanks and gratitude to everyone that has believed and supported me all of these years. I started Felt Bicycles because of my love and passion for cycling. That love still lives in me. My relationship with my athletes, suppliers, distributors, dealers, employees, consumers and friends will never change or be forgotten. Thanks for the ride!”

New venue for the 2017 show to provide higher level of convenience

Moving the show to The Woodbine Convention Centre offers those show visitors coming into the city the ultimate convenience!

We are making visiting the Live To Play Sports/Norco DC event and the IBDShow a no-brainer. With similar event hours on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dealers can visit both events without even getting in their cars between the two. IBDShow will also be open on Thursday August 31st for those dealers that would prefer to visit on that day.  Stay tuned for more detail as we get closer to the event.

Thank you!

A huge thank you to both retailers and exhibitors for another productive show this past August.

We were honoured to see retailers coming in from as far away as Winnipeg, MB and the QC and from all corners of Ontario including Sudbury, Ottawa, St Catharines, Sarnia, Collingwood, Prince Edward County and many more small communities to do some buying for their stores. And buying they did. The feedback we received was both positive and appreciative of the opportunity to see many of the more independent brands of bicycles and P&A lines in the industry.

We are grateful for the opportunity to serve the bicycle business and look forward to planning another great show for 2017. Stay tuned for news in the new year!