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FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — At the Eurobike show later this month, Gates Corporation will celebrate ten years supplying its Gates Carbon Drive belt drivetrain to bike makers. Among the new belt drive products that Gates will show at Eurobike is a limited edition white belt. 

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN) — Alternative 138 GmbH is now assisting Stages Cycling Europe with the brand's European media relations and communication.

Philipp Reiff and Danielle Reiff-Jongerius will be the main points of contact for German-speaking countries and the rest of Europe, respectively.

Is the 'reset' enough to revitalize the show?

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Retailers and suppliers said they are largely upbeat about the new location.

Tagged Interbike

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory Holding Corp. announced Thursday that its bicycle-related sales — through its Fox Factory, Marzocchi, Race Face and Easton brands — was up 2.9 percent in the second quarter, which ended June 30. 

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Courtesy of CrossVegas.com

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — The CrossVegas cyclocross race will make the move to Reno in 2018 along with Interbike, which announced Thursday that it would move to Reno next year. But the race will continue to be named CrossVegas.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Interbike
The September show will open with a weekend consumer festival at the Northstar resort. The indoor show is Tuesday-Thursday and Interbike is promising lower exhibitor costs at the nonunion facility.
The Tahoe region boasts epic mountain biking.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike announced Thursday that its 2018 show will be held in Reno, Nevada's, Reno-Sparks Convention Center. 

Tagged Interbike

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Selle Royal Group has hired carbon composites expert Mello Bouwmeester at the company's research and development facility in Utah. He will work on projects for the Selle Royal Group brands: Crankbrothers, Fizik, Brooks England and Selle Royal.

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin on Wednesday reported a 1 percent rise in second-quarter revenue, to $817 million from $812 million a year earlier, that included a 46 gain in its outdoor segment driven by strong demand for its Fenix smart watches.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike officials are planning a conference call with the media on Thursday morning to announce the show’s location for 2018.

Tagged Interbike

DENVER (BRAIN)  — Haibike has hired Chris Facas as a new territory manager to support retailers and promote sales throughout the Northeast United States.

Facas, former territory sales representative for Specialized and Jamis, will begin representing Haibike immediately.

Tagged Sales Reps

SCHWEINFURT, Germany (BRAIN) — Susanne Puello, who left Accell's Winora Group — a company her grandfather founded — this spring, plans to launch a new brand in partnership with KTM Industries AG at Eurobike later this month.

Tagged Electric bike

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Edward Hickey was the kind of bike industry lifer who would travel to the Taipei trade show just to catch up with old friends and keep in touch with bike industry happenings.

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Trips for Kids has appointed Robert Alan Ping as its executive director. Ping will be responsible for leading the implementation of the national strategic plan to enhance and expand the Trips for Kids National organization of independent community chapters.

DENVER (BRAIN) — Bicycle Colorado has launched a national search for a new executive director as Dan Grunig, the advocacy group's leader for the past 15 years, steps down in December.

SANDY, Utah (BRAIN) — Reynolds Cycling has hired industry veteran Scott Montgomery as its CEO.

World Champion Wout Van Aert won the 2016 CrossVegas

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Registration opens for the UCI Elite, USA Cycling, Wheelers & Dealers, and a new e-bike category at the Las Vegas event.

Tagged Electric bike / Racing & Sponsorship / Interbike

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kali Protectives has reached a distribution agreement with Quality Bicycle Products and will join the distributor’s Dealer’s Choice buying program starting in August.

Tagged Distributor news

PADUA, Italy (BRAIN) — The Italian saddle brand Astute has announced that Ciclista-America will be its distributor in the U.S. for the 2018 season. The brand has been distributed in the U.S. by MC2 until recently.

Astute said it is "widely expanding" its presence in the U.S. market next year. 

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — West Virginia's Big Bear Lake Camplands was the scene for the Dirt Fest West Virginia mountain bike festival earlier this month. The event attracted more than 900 riders from 20 states and Canada.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Retail trade and other business groups, along with PeopleForBikes, are claiming victory following an announcement that congressional leaders will not include a border adjustment tax as part of tax reform legislation.

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