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 LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — You don’t have to wander deep into the bowels of the Mandalay Bay to find electric bikes anymore. Several brands are “mainstreaming” e-bikes at their booths this year, as they quietly add electrified models to their 2017 lineups.

Tagged Electric bike / Interbike
Boulder Cycle Sport named 2016 Retailer of the Year

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — It was a star-studded night Thursday as the Interbike Awards ceremony included a reunion of cast members of the 1985 cycling film "American Flyers." The movie, which focuses on the lives of two brothers who race bicycles and travel across the U.S.

Tagged Interbike Awards
Win Allen swaps out a chain during the semi-qualifier Thursday.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — It's been a solid quarter century since Win Allen raced bikes seriously, but the competitive juices got flowing this week as he competed in Interbike's first Mechanics Challenge, presented by Park Tool.

Tagged Interbike

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. (BRAIN) — At the beginning of September Brad Accettella joined Eddy Merckx Cycles USA, as its new director.

Phillip Lucas, the previous director, will stay connected to the company as an independent consultant.

Tagged People
VeloNews' Kristen Legan tackles a climb on the Beehive Ride. Photo: Meg McMahon

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Clement Cycling, Eddy Merckx and other brands joined forces to host cycling journalists on a three-day, 200-mile gravel ride ahead of this year's show.

Tagged Interbike
Pivot Cycles sent out a record 247 bike demos on Monday.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Exhibitors report slow overall retail traffic Monday, but some improvement on the second day at Bootleg Canyon.

Tagged Interbike
Tuesday Cycles offers cruisers and town-style bikes.
Tuesday Cycles' August 1 bike

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International (ASI) is launching Tuesday Cycles, a new lifestyle brand of cruisers, comfort and lifestyle bikes, this week at Interbike. 

Tagged Interbike
Sea Otter Europe will be held in Girona, Spain.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Sea Otter Classic are planning an event in Girona, Spain, for next June, in partnership with iOutdoor, a European sports promotion company.

The Sea Otter Europe / Costa Brava - Girona Bike Show will be June 3-4.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic

SAN JOSE, Calif. (BRAIN) — BicycleBlueBook.com has hired industry veteran Chris McLaren as its chief sales officer. McLaren most recently served as managing director at BMC USA.

The Demo got underway Monday at Bootleg Canyon.

Here's a few scheduled activities for the first two days of Interbike week in Las Vegas. Be sure to pick up a copy of the Show Daily on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for a full schedule of events fot those days. We will also publish a link to the electronic editions of each Show Daily.

Tagged Interbike
Company adds mobile vans as purchase and delivery option.

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Accell North America is now working with mobile bike shop franchisee operator Beeline Bikes to fulfill consumer orders made on its website.

Tagged Omnichannel & Consumer Direct Sales

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (BRAIN) — SealSkinz has hired Brendan Collins to be national accounts manager. He reports to the company's U.S. manager, Shawn Pritchett.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — CyclingTips.com is hosting the first English-language showing of "Sven: The Final Year," a documentary about the final pro racing season of Sven Nys, one of the most successful cyclocross racers of all time.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Interbike

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — RockyMounts has appointed Rod Judd to the newly created position of sales director. Judd is a former associate director of development at IMBA.

Tagged People

RAPID CITY, S.D. (BRAIN) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard recently recognized Strider Sports Int'l., Inc., with the state's Distinguished Service Award for its contributions to the rehabilitation and employment of South Dakotans with disabilities.

Tagged Awards

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Gita Sporting Goods Ltd. has hired Mark McCormack as its independent sales representative for Giordana in-line and custom clothing, Pinarello bicycles and Pegoretti frames in the New England territory.

Tagged Sales Reps

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Dr. Stacy Sims, a co-founder of the Osmo Nutrition company, is now working with Nuun and Co. on hydration education, product innovation and clean living initiatives.

Tagged Interbike

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley has hired two new sales rep: Monica Davis for Eastern and Southern North Carolina/South Carolina, and Dominic Galenti for the Greater Los Angeles area.

Davis has 10 years of experience in the bicycle industry, including sales and management at Michelin and Giant.

Tagged People / Sales Reps

DORSET, England (BRAIN) — British bike care brand Muc-Off has hired Tony Zanca to oversee all sales and marketing activities for the brand in the U.S. Zanca, who most recently was an account manager for Hawley Lambert — Muc-Off's North American distributor — will work from Southern California. 

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Diamondback Bicycles has introduced a series of educational cycling videos and articles featuring TV personality Bill Nye. The videos are aimed at simplifying the sport to get more people riding bikes, the company said.

The video series, "Let's Ride with Bill Nye," launched Tuesday.

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