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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — The Glukos Company Inc. has expanded its roster of action sports athletes by signing BMX and mountain bike icon Mike King.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — Thule Group reported gobal sales growth of 8.2 percent in its second quarter, but the company said said the Sports Authority and Sport Chalet closured hampered sales in the U.S.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — KHS Bicycle Parts has hired Lee Kilpatrick to expand the importer's sales of Sapim spokes and Ryde rims to OEMs and specialty wheel builders.  

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Philadelphia Bicycle Expo have hired O2 Active as communications consultant for the 2016 event, which will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Nov. 5-6.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — All management of Time Sport USA has been moved to the Rossignol Group's North American headquarters here, the company announced Tuesday.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — A ceremonial unlocking of the first Biketown bike and inaugural ride across Tilikum Crossing took place Tuesday at the launch of Portland, Oregon's bike share.

Company shows off 2017 gear and new facilities.
Giant retailers discuss business in the company's new education center.

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — More than 100 Giant retailers saw Giant's new model year 2017 bicycles and gear from the Giant, Liv, and Momentum brands at Giant's annual meeting with its key retailers here this week.

BERNE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Zwift, the online indoor riding platform, is working with the Team Dimension Data pro road cycling squad on a promotion intended to send 5,000 Buffalo Bikes to villages in South Africa.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

MOAB, Utah (BRAIN) — This fall's Outerbike demo event in Moab will include the Hen House, which organizers describe as "a branded environment where a collection of women specific products are showcased in one common female friendly environment."

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

MALLABIA, Spain (BRAIN) — Orbea said it is skipping this year's Eurobike show, and will instead conduct several events with its European dealers and distributors. The company calls its new approach "Closer to You."

Tagged Eurobike

CINCINNATI (BRAIN) — Steadyrack of Perth Australia has named Epic International as its U.S. retail sales and marketing agent for its Steadyrack bike storage products.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News will sponsor the leadership awards being given out by the Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition.

Nominations are being accepted now through July 29 for the OIWC's 2016 Bicycle Leadership Awards.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Utah's Sens. Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch are supporting a bill that would allow local land managers to decide whether to allow and how to manage mountain biking in federally designated wilderness areas, something that some mountain bikers have been advocating. 

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Backcountry Lifeline is holding a raffle to raise money for its mission, which is to make mountain bike events safer. 

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

DENVER (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products' new Q-West distribution center, which has been relocated from Ogden, Utah, to Denver, is set to begin shipping to customers Thursday, and will be fully operational by mid-August, QBP announced.

Tagged Distributor news
Company will manufacture the electronic shock controller in South Dakota

SPEARFISH, S.D. (BRAIN) — SRAM has taken over a Kickstarter-supported project to manufacture an electronic suspension control device developed by a Perth, Australia company, Dusty Dynamics.

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Mountain bike clothing brand Zoic has made multiple new hires in sales, dealer service and marketing in an effort to expand support for dealers across the country.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer has set news and product submission deadlines for its annual Interbike Show Issue as well as the Interbike Show Dailies distributed at the Vegas expo.

Tagged BRAIN News / Interbike

PALM DESERT, Calif. (BRAIN) — Sid Dunofsky, a longtime bicycle industry executive and mergers and acquisition consultant, has passed away after suffering a heart attack.

Tagged People

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BRAIN) — Box Components has agreed to be the Official Bike Plate Supplier of the UCI BMX World Championships and UCI World Cups over the next three years, and will be the sole bike plate supplier for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship


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