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A panel discussed German sales the day before Eurobike opened.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Germany saw cycling-friendly weather sooner than usual in 2017, which helped kick the season off early. But the amicable climate wasn't enough to boost sales.

Tagged Electric bike / Eurobike

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced the winners for the Interbike Innovation Awards. Revamped for 2017, the awards recognize excellence and innovation in product, retail and advocacy.

Tagged Awards / Interbike / Interbike Awards

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.— U.S. industry veteran Paul Lew has been named CEO of the newly restructured Edco cycling company, now based in Arizona.

QUÉBEC CITY (BRAIN) — Garneau has promoted David Cathcart from director of USA and international sales to now oversee the company's sales & marketing teams as executive leader, of sales and marketing.

WEITERSTADT, Germany — As e-bike manufacturer Riese & Müller celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, the company is on the brink of expanding both its market reach and its production capacity.

PUERTO DE MOGAN, Gran Canaria (BRAIN) — Davide Campagnolo, 36, sticks out in the riding group that heads out of Puerto de Mogan, Gran Canaria.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Given the turmoil swirling around new dates and locations for trade shows next year, Eurobike is looking like a beacon of calm — and doing the same old, same old never felt so good. Add to this a healthy European market and continued e-bike product innovation, and it’s not surprising that Eurobike head Stefan Reisinger expects a show a bit larger than last year.

Tagged Eurobike

BREMBATE, Italy (BRAIN) — The German high-end component brand THM, which was acquired by 3T last year, is now distributing to European dealers via its own B2B sales platform.

The company said the system offers retailers enhanced transparency of the order process and quicker fulfillment.

HANOVER, N.H. (BRAIN) —Briko, an Italian brand best known for its ski helmets and eyewear, is now bringing its bike helmets to the U.S. market. The bike products were previously available only in Europe.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bosch eBike Systems will offer free professional training onsite at Interbike next month. The training can be used to renew mechanic certification, which expires 15 months from the date of the last training.

The Bosch Dealer Certification Clinic covers:

Tagged Electric bike / Interbike

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The North American Bikeshare Association said it is frustrated by a decision to remove a Capital Bikeshare station from the White House grounds last week.

NEW YORK CITY (BRAIN) — Phillip Lucas is transitioning to part-time consulting work with Velocomp, where he has worked for the past year. Lucas is returning to Europe to live closer to his family and work via his Netherlands-based consulting firm, Upshift Sports Consulting.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association has sent a letter to its members informing them of updates to California's Prop. 65 warning label regulations. The changes go into effect Aug. 30, 2018.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (BRAIN) — Illinois has become the latest state to sign a new e-bike bill into law that designates a three-class system for electric bikes.

NEW YORK CITY (BRAIN) — If bike shoppers seemed particularly hard strapped for money this year, it could be because consumer debt hit a new high, higher than the lead up to 2008’s Great Recession. 

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Mann Group has added a new workshop for bike industry sales reps to its Mann U offerings.

Tagged Sales Reps

ORLANDO, Fla. (BRAIN) — Recumbent trike maker Catrike plans to double the size of it Orlando production facility. Catrike will also increase its production staff, the company stated.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Giant Manufacturing, a bellwether company within the industry's manufacturing sector, reported a 7.4 percent decline in revenue to $887.9 million through the first half of the year.

Wikimedia Commons photo by Sam Sailor.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — For duty purposes, bike cassettes are once again being treated just like freewheels — exempt from all duty requirements, thanks to a recent ruling by the U.S. Court of International Trade.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling has hired Gary Sutton as its new head endurance track coach in its elite athletics department.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

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