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WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — This fall's Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup Waterloo will be the first World Cup to offer equal prize money to the men's and women's pro fields.

The race's host, Trek Bicycle, said it hopes the race sets a precedent.

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) —The PeopleForBikes Coalition board of directors held their biannual meeting here this week, where it approved eight new Community Grants for bike projects. 

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Mike Carr, the director of sales at Specialized, is leaving the company to take a new position with AthletiCamps, at Folsom, California-based training center.

Carr said he has been transitioning into the new position over the course of four months.

SALEM, Mass. (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America has promoted Spencer Haugh to its North American marketing team where he will serve as marketing associate for the road.

LAFAYETTE, Colo. (BRAIN) — The number of U.S. independent bicycle retailers declined 2.6 percent between 2015 and 2016, according to a new report from the National Bicycle Dealers Association.

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Ahead of this weekend's Grand Départ in Düsseldorf, Germany, the International Cycling Union has announced several safety changes, some of which will take effect this year and some next year. 

Sanborn bought Bicycle Outfitters in Seminole and reopened it David’s World Cycle.

ORLANDO, Fla. (BRAIN) — David Sanborn opened his first shop, which is still housed in the same location in Orlando's College Park neighborhood, in 1989.

EAST BURKE, Vt. (BRAIN) — The 20th annual New England Mountain Bike Association Festival (NEMBAfest), held June 16-18 at the Kingdom Trails in Vermont, saw registration jump 24 percent to bring in a record 7,100-plus riders over the festival’s three days, organizers said.

FARMINGTON, Utah (BRAIN) — Vista Outdoor, which owns several bike-related companies including Bell and Giro, has laid off 57 employees across its portfolio of more than 50 outdoor brands.

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — A court has issued a temporary restraining order barring two Minnesota men from using, selling, or transferring websites associated with the name Gregory LeMond and the LeMond and Grail trademarks.

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PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Ruckus Composites said it is experiencing a surge in business growth, leading to the hiring of two new, full-time employees and one summer intern. The company was founded in 2008 to repair carbon bikes. 

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Tailwind Nutrition has been named a Colorado Company to Watch in 2017 by The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade.

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — TerraTrike's new Rambler E.V.O., is an electric-assist recumbent trike based off the company's popular Rambler mode. The E.V.O.

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