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CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (BRAIN) — CycloFest seemed a natural draw for retailers in the immediate region who might view the Vegas trade show as a trip too far while their shops are still busy in September. But the event’s 100-plus exhibitors and slate of educational sessions — plus a network of world-class trails — inspired several retailers to trek a half-day or more to the event’s first edition.

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (BRAIN) — Rebecca Rusch, seven-time world champion and renowned “Queen of Pain,” will ride from CycloFest in Charlotte, North Carolina, to a Red Bull function in Nashville, Tennessee, to raise awareness about bike safety and PeopleForBikes.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — The Amer Cycling Group, a division of parent company Amer Sports, has announced changes to advertising, distribution and e-commerce policies for authorized dealers of Enve and Mavic brands.

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bravo Sports Corp. has acquired Nutcase, the Portland, Oregon-based urban helmet brand known for its colorful designs. 

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Just a week after Eurobike announced plans to move its show from late August to early July in 2018 the organizers of Taipei's Cycle Show announced an even larger calendar shift: from its current dates in March to late October.

More than 1,150 retail buyers pre-registered for new Southeast festival’s opening trade days.

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (BRAIN) — Some 115 exhibitors have come to the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte for Interbike’s inaugural CycloFest Southeast trade and consumer festival, which begins Thursday and runs through Sunday.

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — The Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers Association show is growing in size to fit companies interested in exhibiting at the February show, which is set to return to the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, a suburb about an hour outside of Chicago.

Voters to pass or reject billions of dollars toward bike paths, programs.
Dealer Tour Atlanta riders along the city's BeltLine trail.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — While the final presidential debate before the November election is set to take place tonight, the industry should also be aware of 20 city and local county ballot measures that are up for votes and could greatly impact funding for bike paths and trails.

BOISE, Idaho (BRAIN) — Hippy Tech, renowned for providing service on current as well as long-outdated forks and shocks, has closed. Over the last 15 years company founder Jerry Vanderpool said he has turned around more than 5,000 shocks.

SOLON, Ohio (BRAIN) — Bike PressCamp Summer 2017 will return to Park City, Utah’s Deer Valley Resort June 19-23. Next June’s PressCamp will mark the 8th continuous edition to be held in Park City.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — The 2017 season has hardly begun and the industry’s two biggest suppliers — Trek and Specialized — are already re-pricing their bicycles. Specialized prices went up; Trek’s prices went down.

NEW BOSTON, N.H. (BRAIN) — Shred and Slytech, brands that design and produce high-end helmets, eyewear and body protection, have hired SOAR Communications to handle their public relations and brand communications.

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — G-Form’s PRO Ankle Guards are made to be worn across multiple sports, including all types of cycling to protect riders from pedal strikes.

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