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

Tagged Media/Publishing / Racing & Sponsorship
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.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Racing & Sponsorship

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.

Tagged People

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.

Tagged People

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bike sharing is expanding so rapidly that city governments are hard-pressed to develop appropriate rules for companies intent on developing new markets.

Tagged Bikeshare / Electric bike / Sea Otter Classic / Bicycle Leadership Conference

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million to the U.S. government to settle a federal lawsuit over alleged false claims to the U.S. Postal Service.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — While Pivot's Shuttle e-MTB was launched in Europe last year, it's making its U.S. debut here at the Sea Otter Classic. Pivot has sold out of the first three initial production batches for the U.S. A few of the brand's top dealers stocked them for the past few weeks.

Tagged Electric bike / Sea Otter Classic

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (BRAIN) — Participation in team sports by children age 7-17 showed a 5.8 percent decline last year according to the latest data released by the National Sporting Goods Association.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — It's a tentative move couched in words like "cautious," "respectful," "tentative," and "complex." But the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association and PeopleForBikes have agreed to examine whether the BPSA should move to combine forces with the industry's leading advocacy association.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Bicycle Leadership Conference / Sea Otter Classic

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc., and Hawley-Lambert have announced a new sales partnership for all IBD sales in the U.S.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Arizona will become the ninth state in three years to enact the industry's model e-bike legislation if, as expected, Gov. Doug Ducey signs a bill the state Legislature passed this week.

Tagged Electric bike
The POC Coron Air helmet with SPIN.

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — MIPS and POC Sweden say they have agreed to settle a legal dispute over intellectual property used in ski and bike helmets. The companies say they have agreed to work together to develop safer helmets.

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Accell North America has added its Haibike electric mountain bike brand to its omnichannel program with the launch of an e-commerce site for the brand.

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Pivot Cycles has hired John Pentecost to help lead its International Sales team. Pentecost was a co-founder of Evil Bikes and E-Thirteen Components, and he's since served in senior sales and marketing roles at Race Face and Yeti. 

Tagged People
Photo courtesy team BMC.

ZURICH (BRAIN) — Andreas "Andy" Rihs, the owner of the BMC bike company and its pro race team, died Wednesday at age 75, according to the brand. Reports say Rihs was suffering from cancer. 

Tagged People / Racing & Sponsorship

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Mike Tyson is Robert Stevenson’s favorite philosopher. Or so he says. But why? It was Tyson who said, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.”

Tagged Bicycle Leadership Conference / Sea Otter Classic

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Less than a month before the event, Bike New York has announced that it will move Bike Expo New York to Pier 12 in Brooklyn. Due to unexpected maintenance, the nonprofit was unable to obtain a permit to hold the event at Basketball City, where the event has taken place for the last six years.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

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