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SANTA FE, N.M (BRAIN) — Willard Chilcott, a cycling enthusiast who envisioned and developed at least two major events in New Mexico, died Monday at age 89.

BPSA releases year-end wholesale sale data.
Gravel bikes gave the industry a boost in 2017.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — A new report shows the value of bikes shipped last year was down just 1 percent from 2016 due to higher average price; the number of bikes shipped was the lowest in a decade.

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Late Thursday, Accell North America unveiled a new omnichannel distribution program designed to entice brick-and-mortar dealers to fulfill online bike orders, while requiring the stores to carry few — or no — ANA bikes on their sales floor.

TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Intense Cycles announced Thursday that CEO Andrew Herrick has left the company after four years and Intense founder and principal shareholder Jeff Steber has resumed the role of chief executive.

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BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The North American Handmade Bicycle Show has added the inaugural NAHBS Women’s Symposium to the seminar schedule for next month’s show in Hartford, Connecticut.

Tagged Events / North American Handmade Bicycle Show

LONDON (BRAIN) — Sports nutrition brand Science in Sport plc has announced 2017 sales were 28 percent above the year prior, hitting 15.6 million pounds ($21.7 million). SiS shares are traded on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol SIS.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Early registration has opened for the Whistler Bike conference, scheduled for May 23-25. The event focuses on digital marketing and is organized by Pinkbike.com and Whistler Mountain Bike Park.

Tagged Events / Tradeshows and conferences

DENVER (BRAIN) — Advocacy group Bicycle Colorado has appointed Peter Piccolo as its executive director, succeeding longtime executive director Dan Grunig, who retired at the end of 2017.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

PILA, Poland (BRAIN) — Thule Group has opened a new factory here, in western Poland.

The company said the new plant offers increased production capacity on existing products as well as the possibility of production of newly launched product categories.

The factory is 145,000 square feet.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Event organizers Haute Route has opened its North American headquarters here, on the west side of downtown Colorado Springs. The office is led by Haute Route's head of operations for North America, Micah Rice.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Stalking horse bidder has stepped aside as Niner requests a delay to negotiate with new bidder

DENVER (BRAIN) — Niner has asked its stalking horse bidder — an investment group that had planned to purchase the company's assets on Wednesday — to step back as it negotiates with another potential buyer with a higher offer, company co-founder and president Chris Sugai told BRAIN Tuesday.

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles has moved its European office from the company's former location in Edewecht, Germany, to a new facility in Munich.

SAUSALITO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The cycling and active lifestyle eyewear brand 100% has chosen True Communications as its official press representative.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The high-end wheel brand Irwin Cycling is looking to grow its IBD business in the U.S. and will display at this month's CABDA show, for the first time. The brand also has retained PowWord Communications to assist in multiple areas.

Tagged CABDA

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (BRAIN) — Kenda Tire has promoted Roger Hernandez to the position of West Coast sales and marketing manager. Hernandez joined Kenda in 2013 as the mountain bike and BMX marketing manager, while having previously managed a Kenda-sponsored grass roots team.

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. is relocating its headquarters to a new location in Petaluma, a community that is also home to CamelBak, e-Thirteen, White Industries, Kitsbow and Soulcraft Bikes.

EMPORIA, Kan. (BRAIN) — For riders who find the standard 200-mile Dirty Kanza gravel race too short, organizers are adding the Dirty Kanza Extra Large, an invitation-only event to be held the same weekend as the regular race, June 1-3.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Consumer Expos and Rides

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear arguments in South Dakota v. Wayfair, a case about whether states can require out-of-state online retailers to collect their sales taxes.

DENVER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Niner Inc.'s creditors were notified Friday that the company had received no new qualified bids for its assets, clearing the way for a stalking horse bidder, Niner Acquisition LLC, to close on purchase of the company next Wednesday.

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Liv Cycling has announced the schedule for its 2018 Liv Ladies AllRide: Powered by SRAM mountain bike skills camps. 

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

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