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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — TerraTrike is bracing for its biggest edition of its annual RiderFest, which kicks off Saturday in South Grand Rapids.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

LIVINGSTON, Scotland (BRAIN) — Endura Inc. Is now offering custom clothing in the United States. The Scottish company has been producing custom clothing for more 25 years and has been providing clothing for the Movistar team since 2013.

A screen shot of part of Velotooler's bike share feature.

HAMDEN, Conn. (BRAIN) — Velotooler, which launched last year to help connect consumers with freelance mechanics, has updated its platform to add features for bike share fleet managers, consumer-direct bike brands and race teams.

TAMPA, Fla. (BRAIN) — American Classic has hired Mike Johnston to head up the brand's OEM sales in Europe.

First-half numbers still below same period in 2016.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Suppliers' dollar sales to dealers for the month of June were up 2.6 percent, totaling $103 million, compared to $100 million for the same month in 2016, according to the latest data from the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Moots Cycles announced Friday that Butch Boucher is resigning from his role as the company's president, effective Sept. 1. The company said Boucher will continue to work on a part-time basis focusing on driving continued excellence in Moots' manufacturing processes.

Tagged People

HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group reported that sales through the specialty channel in North America during the first half of the year were down. It also saw sales impacted by the closure of multi-sport retail chains.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Fortified Bicycles offers simple, affordable bikes that are designed to be theft resistant and low maintenance. The company even offers a theft replacement warranty to help make potential customers in high theft areas more confident about investing in a new bike.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Oath — the parent company of media titles including AOL.com, HuffPost, Yahoo Sports and Engadget — will become a major sponsor of the Cannondale-Drapac team in 2018.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP has simplified its shipping policies by offering free ground shipping, predictable flat rate shipping for bikes, frames, and other oversized items, and an updated air shipping policy. The new policies will be effective Aug. 1.

Tagged Distributor news

NORTHVALE, N.J. (BRAIN) — Jamis and Nirve Bicycles, two brands owned by G. Joannou Cycles, have announced the hiring of several new staff members. 

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin has acquired Alphamantis Technologies Inc., a Montréal company that does aerodynamics testing and develops measurement technology for the cycling industry.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle Components is working with Levi's GranFondo to launch a "U24 Program," which will allow all persons under the age of 24 to ride the Fondo for free.

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Jay Clark and Herman Neudert are industry design veterans and longtime mountain bike riding buddies who lost touch with each other over the decades.

Photo by BrakeThrough Media.

ANNECY, France (BRAIN) — On the 40th anniversary of Mavic's first time supporting the Tour de France, the company announced that it has renewed its contract with Tour owner ASO through the 2022 edition of the race. 

Mavic's trademark yellow cars and motos provide neutral support at the race.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Two start-up bike industry brands each are taking inspiration from a popular blogger who promotes frugality and simple living, including a "bad-ass" lifestyle that involves lots of bike riding.

DENVER (BRAIN) — A Colorado lawmaker is taking inspiration from Oregon in floating the idea of a tax on bicycles.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike says The Circuit, its indoor electric bike test track, has sold out for the third year in a row and will be officially sponsored by Bosch.

Tagged Electric bike / Interbike

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Pinkbike.com has hired Brian Park as its head of editorial. Park most recently was global content marketing manager at Rocky Mountain Bicycles and editor in chief of Rocky Mountain's Trail Journal.

Tagged People / Media/Publishing

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — A U.S. District Court judge has refused to dismiss or relocate a patent infringement lawsuit that Fox Factory has filed against SRAM in California.

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