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BOSTON (BRAIN) — Dan Houston, who owns three stores with three different names in the Boston area, is bringing them all under the Papa Wheelies brand, first used on his store in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike show director Pat Hus has left Emerald Expositions, the show's parent company; PR director Justin Gottlieb has been promoted to interim show director, the company announced Tuesday. Hus had been at the helm of Interbike since 2011.

Sea Otter rearranged spaces in Laguna Seca’s lake bed to make room for additional exhibitors this year.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Preliminary figures from organizers of the Sea Otter Classic show that the festival brought in a record 74,000 attendees, 8,500 campers and 9,800 athletes over four days of racing, a busy industry expo, bike demos, gran fondos, cycling tours and other associated events.

MANNING, S.C. (BRAIN) — Kent International is bringing back the Univega brand, once a bike shop mainstay. The company will roll out a new line of Univega bikes — all made in the U.S. — at Interbike in Reno, Nevada, this fall, with price points from $200 to $800. The line will be sold exclusively by IBDs. 

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano said a mild economic expansion in Europe, a buoyant labor market in North America, and a moderate recovery in Japan contributed to a 5.1 percent net sales increase in its bicycle division in the opening quarter of 2018, compared to the same period last year.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — VeloNews will release the Official Guide to the Tour de France in early June.

May 5 will be the first edition of the planned annual event.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association has declared the first Saturday in May as International Women's Mountain Biking Day.

The first edition, May 5, is being promoted by IMBA and SRAM, PeopleForBikes, Rebecca Rusch and others.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling and the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame have announced a new agreement that will include sharing elements of the Hall's historic content with USA Cycling's membership base, collaborating to expand the number of participants who nominate and select Hall of Fame members, and engaging USA Cycling's community in fundraising to support the Hall of Fame.

MILAN (BRAIN) — Pirelli will provide its PZero Velo tires for all Pinarello's Dogma F10 bicycles this season.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Each edition of the Ben & Bikes podcast will now feature a segment produced by PeopleForBikes, called "Surprising Bike Legislation."

SEDONA, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Magura USA has hired Daryl Roberts as its key accounts manager for Magura USA with a focus on the Lightweight brand.

Roberts was most recently product manager and U.S. sales and operations manager for Voodoo Cycles.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — BMC Switzerland has hired Ryan Cleek as the North American marketing manager. Cleek brings nearly 20 years of media production and marketing experience to his role at BMC.

New Product

The Rev Comp MIPS

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle has announced an expanded lineup of performance helmets including two new models with MIPS protection, the Rail SX MIPS trail helmet and Rev Comp MIPS road helmet.

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Accell Group 19.96-0.7
Amer Sports 16.550.00
Dorel Industries 29.040.00
Emerald Expositions 19.770.56
Fox Factory 35.00-0.1
Giant Manufacturing 150.00-1.3
Merida Industries 131.000.00
Shimano 126.00-4.0
Sports Direct 397.101.53
Sun Race Sturmey-Archer Inc. 59.90-5.9
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