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League is holding a webinar Wednesday morning with tips on visiting your Congress member.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists 2017 National Bike Summit will be March 6-9 in Washington. The League has released a draft agenda and is now accepting presentation proposals as well as nominations for Summit Awards.

Discounted early registration rates end on Dec. 31. 

Committee will try to get travel and tourism projects included in Trump's infrastructure plans.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Amongst the airport and port authority executives, convention center operators and regional tourism officials participating in a new national committee on travel and tourism, cycling and bicycle touring have a voice: Jim Sayer, executive director of the Adventure Cycling Association.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — In a letter emailed to U.S. and U.K. dealers on Monday, Specialized announced that it's moving its model year 2018 retailer event to September 2017.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Tiffanie McKenzie

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — RockyMounts has announced its first outside sales reps, Tiffanie McKenzie and Tom Roth, who will work with retailers in the South- and Northeastern U.S., respectively. They report to Rod Judd, RockyMount's sales director.

Tagged People

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Recently retired pro road racer Jon Hornbeck is the new editor of Hi-Torque Publication's Road Bike Action magazine. 

Tagged People / Media/Publishing

VALLÀ, Treviso, Italy (BRAIN) — The Italian clothing brand Global Sports Gear (GSG) has agreed to sponsor and supply the AG2R La Mondiale pro cycling team for the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

LYON, France (BRAIN) — Shimano Europe has announced plans to open a new distribution center here to serve its French and Italian customers. It will be the third distribution center for Shimano in Europe, joining locations in the Netherlands and Poland.

Will Ross winning the 2016 Fat Bike Birkie race.

VALLEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — For the 2017 season, Wren Sports will sponsor the 9:ZERO:7 Factory Team, which includes Alaska's Will Ross, one of the most successful fat bike racers in the U.S.

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Organizers of the 2017 Triathlon Business International Conference have announced more speakers and agenda items for the event, which will be held Jan. 22-24 in Dallas.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

LAKEWOOD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Tern has chosen an unusual way to deliver the Vektron bike to crowd-funding backers: through its dealers.

Tagged Electric bike

MAJORCA, Spain (BRAIN) — A racer from Little Rock, Arkansas, will join the Canyon/SRAM Women's World Tour team for 2017 after being chosen from about 1,200 women who showed their talent on the Zwift indoor cycling application this year.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Bike2020.com, an online marketplace for new, closeout and overstock bikes for pickup at local bike shops, has announced an upgrade of the site that includes an expanded platform for advertising by bike industry brands.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association has renewed its contract with the Gluskin Townley Group to produce the NBDA's annual U.S. Bicycle Market Overview.

Next Handmade Show is in Salt Lake City in March.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Tickets are now on sale for the general public to attend the next edition of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, which is being held here March 10-12, 2017.

Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Young Liu and Bonnie Tu.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Giant Manufacturing announced some historic management changes following a board of directors meeting Friday. Company founder King Liu is retiring as the company's chairman and Tony Lo is retiring as CEO. 

Tagged Omnichannel / People

MADRID, Spain (BRAIN) — Bkool is again sponsoring an indoor cycling competition that includes participants from more than 30 countries. The competition makes use of the Bkool Simulator to allow participants to ride simulated stages from the Tour de France, La Vuelta, Rio Olympic games and other routes. 

ST. GEORGES, Quebec (BRAIN) — Procycle Group has appointed Daniel Marrett to the position of marketing director for its Rocky Mountain bicycles brand.

VALENCIA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Neil Shirley has left Road Bike Action, where he was the editor, to join The Lyman Agency, which represents several bike brands and events, including Mavic, Enve and Eroica California.

PASO ROBLES, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers expect the third edition of the Eroica California to attract about 1,000 participants, most of them big fans of vintage road bikes and gear.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Eddy Merckx Cycles USA has hired industry veteran Marty Ryerson to head its West Coast sales management. Ryerson has worked with Eddy Merckx Cycles for the past year facilitating Arizona sales development.

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