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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Vintage Electric Bicycles is donating a custom-painted fire engine themed bicycle to North Bay wildfire relief effort. Vintage Electric joins the San Jose Sharks, Bell Helmets, GoPro, Timbuk2 and dozens of other contributors donating items will be auctioned at a charity dinner hosted by Black Sheep Brasserie on Monday.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)  — It's been a tough year so far for Giant Manufacturing, and its third-quarter results have shown little improvement in its global position as the world's leading bicycle maker.

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RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles has made a series of changes under its new ownership, Rossignol Group.

NEVERS, France (BRAIN) — Look Cycle Group has hired industry veteran Mike Gann as vice president of sales and marketing in the United States. Gann brings more than 25 years of experience spanning several facets of the business of cycling.

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JULIAN, Calif. (BRAIN) — Clear Bicycle Company, the latest endeavor by industry veteran Skip Hess, has hired Steve Boehmke for sales and marketing support.

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DETROIT (BRAIN) — The Detroit Fitness Foundation has announced that Lexus has paid for naming rights at its indoor multi-sport complex, which includes a 166-meter velodrome. The complex is officially named the Lexus Velodrome and is set to open to the public in January.

WEST HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Longtime cycling industry photographer Chris Hatounian was severely injured in a mountain bike accident last month while riding at Mt. Pinos, just north of Los Angeles.

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (BRAIN) — World Champion Peter Sagan will participate in a Nov. 28 ride to raise funds for the survivors of the Sonoma County wildfires. 

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. has hired industry veteran Chuck Sikora to represent the brand in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa.

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LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — ACT Lab, an independent third-party accredited laboratory that conducts safety and compliance testing for consumer products, has retained SOAR Communications of Salt Lake City to manage its public relations, media relations, and corporate communications.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Borealis Fat Bikes is the latest bike company to appear on a televised entrepreneurs show. Steve Kaczmarek, the brand's owner, appeared on CNBC's "Adventure Capitalists" during a prime-time episode Tuesday.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Canyon Bicycles will be the title sponsor of the 2018 Belgian Waffle Ride, the seventh edition of the more-than-140-mile road and off-road event.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool is launching its third annual Community Tool Grant Program, which awards 10 nonprofit bike programs with more than $1,400 in Park Tool products.

Park Tool is accepting applications from community-oriented, cycling-based programs.

The owner of Bell, Giro and CamelBak sees declines in its outdoor product and shooting sports divisions.
Some of Vista Outdoor's Outdoor Sports brands.

FARMINGTON, Utah (BRAIN) — Vista Outdoors, the owner of Bell, Giro, Blackburn, Bollé, CamelBak and other brands, saw a 9.1 percent decline in sales in its most recent quarter in its Outdoor Products division, which includes those brands.

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BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) – Online registration has opened for the annual E-Bike Summit hosted by the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association and PeopleForBikes. The event, to be held Dec.

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MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycles is donating more than 250 bikes to kids in the Sonoma County community where wildfires have devastated many homes and businesses.

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jake Duehring will head up Felt Bicycles' sports marketing activities following the departure of founder Jim Felt last week from the company. Duehring has more than 10 years of experience at Felt in marketing, product development and, most recently, international sales.

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SOUTH MIAMI, Fla. (BRAIN) — Ofo, a dockless bike share operator, has begun operations in South Miami today.

The mayor of South Miami, Phillip Stoddard, and other elected officials celebrated the start of the program at an event held Tuesday morning at City Hall.

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SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Rad Power Bikes is now selling into 28 European countries including Germany, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, following a two-year debut in the United States.

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PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — No. 22 Bicycle Company, a Toronto-based handmade titanium frame builder with a factory in upstate New York, announced its first line of stock bikes at the Philly Bike Expo over the weekend.


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