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Fred Clements at the IBD Summit on Wednesday

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association is in the midst of a significant restructuring. The association’s board of directors has eliminated the vice president position held by Fred Clements and plans to set up a new office in the Boulder, Colorado, area.

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — When industry veteran Tim Staton purchased his first cargo bike, a Larry vs. Harry Bullitt, a few years ago, he had no idea his career path was about to change.

Dan Mann talks culture.

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Howdy. How are ya? Wadayaknow?

Your store’s greeting — the words and the feeling behind the words — is a key factor in establishing and reinforcing your operation’s culture, a theme of this week’s sixth annual IBD Summit here.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — ABUS has hired two additional sales managers and promoted Phil Marmet from East Coast sales manager to North American key accounts and sales manager.

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — The trade show shuffle has left Interbike right where it started, for this year at least, in Las Vegas' Mandalay Convention Center in September. For 2018, the show is looking at results from a recent industry survey that found dealers favor Denver or Salt Lake City for the show.

SAN ANTONIO (BRAIN) — Beeline Bikes announced Tuesday that Crossroad Bikes in San Antonio is the first brick-and-mortar retailer in the mobile bike shop franchiser’s new Retail Partner Program.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The California Bicycle Coalition is hosting a webinar on Wednesday on a new grant program that promises limited but symbolically important funding for electric bike share programs. 

DALLAS (BRAIN) — Playtri, an endurance sports retailer, coaching service and event producer, is opening triathlon store franchise opportunities this year. The company plans to focus on selling franchises in Texas and surrounding states at first.

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Cory Sutela has joined ACT Lab to oversee engineering for the third-party testing lab group. Sutela has PhD in Engineering from Cambridge University (UK) and brings over 15 years of bicycle testing experience to the ACT team.

Todd Wells

WILLISTON, Vt. (BRAIN) — Julbo, a 125-year-old French eyeglass brand best known for its ski and mountaineering products, is increasing its commitment to the mountain bike market this year. 

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) —The National Bicycle Dealers Association has launched what is said is the most comprehensive research study of bike shops in the industry.

Eddy Merckx Cycles to sponsor event's Gran Fondo.

THOMPSON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the KMC Cross Fest, a long-running event that includes races, recreational rides and an expo, said they will expand the event to four days this fall and add dealer and media event.

New Product

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Following the introduction of high-end road and mountain bike shoes under the S-PHYRE brand last fall, Shimano is expanding the collection with performance cycling apparel including a racing skin suit, short-sleeve jersey, bib shorts, gloves and socks.

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