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BOULDER, Colo.  (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes' latest program, called PlacesForBikes, is intended to jumpstart the construction of bike-friendly infrastructure. The initiative includes a city rating system; expert "how-to" resources for communities and businesses; and an annual conference for city and business leaders.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Mike Wilson, Americas brand manager for Amer Sports-owned Mavic, and Mavic community marketing manager Mark Niemiec have left the company to pursue other interests.

DENVER (BRAIN) — Haibike is moving its U.S. headquarters from Simi Valley, California, to Denver, and bringing on a new operations manager, Jed Paraso. The brand's new office is located in southeast Denver and will house sales, service, marketing and logistics.

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — More than 1,000 riders from 43 countries have joined a wide-ranging saddle study being led by Dr. Roger Minkow.

BURLINGTON, Vt. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industry Association is working with the Sports Industry Credit Association to offer credit risk management services to OIA members.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — A manufacturing company, Sculpteo, made a point this month by riding a bike made with its digital manufacturing technologies from Las Vegas to San Francisco.

ENGELBERG, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Vee Tire Co. sponsored this weekend's second annual Snowbike Festival in the Swiss Alps.

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Greg LeMond's company has fired and is suing Connie Jackson, the CEO of LeMond Composites and a co-inventor of a key technology for the company. She has filed a countersuit.

TREVIGLIO, Italy (BRAIN) — Bianchi has announced a new long term partnership with The Cycle Limited Co. to represent and develop Bianchi's brand in Thailand. 

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — It was billed as the Best Ideas Contest. Five dealers offered attendees at the annual IBD Summit their best ideas to improve their operations and profitability. And the winner as selected by the audience in a secret ballot was . . .

New DC will extend overnight ground shipping to seven Western states.

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Technologies International plans to open its second distribution center, in Reno-Sparks, Nevada, this spring.

Bill Smith at the IBD Summit on Wednesday

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Bill Smith doesn't see a distinction between the mass market and IBD channel. And he'd like to send some of his customers to bike shops.

New Product

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Showers Pass has introduced a new short sleeve edition of its Bamboo-Merino Henley shirts, designed for activities including bike riding.

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