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MIAMI (BRAIN) — Quad Lock, an Australian based brand, has announced J&B Importers as a distribution partner for their smartphone cycling mounts in the U.S.

J&B will provide nationwide sales and support for Quad Lock from its 11 fulfillment centers.

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TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — An article that popped up on a Chinese website that covers venture capital investment caused a stir last week. It reported that Ofo, a Chinese bike sharing company, was looking to purchase Giant Manufacturing.

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — Canadian sporting goods distributor Raymond Lanctôt Ltd. has acquired British Columbia-based cycling distributor NRG Enterprises.

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SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Following the opening of BTI's new distribution center in Reno, Nevada, on May 1, the company is now debuting a revamped version of its suspension and disc brake repair center at the facility.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Starting this month J&B Importers is distributing the complete Maxima Racing Oils Bike line from all 11 of its distribution centers.

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GIRONA, Spain (BRAIN) — The first Sea Otter Europe Costa Brava-Girona Bike Show closed its doors Sunday after three days, claiming 30,000 visitors and more than 4,000 registered athletes.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike is working with its sister trade show, RFID Journal LIVE!, to offer the bike industry a seminar on RFID technology at this year's show.

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MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Leaders of two of the largest bike brands are speaking out publicly about President Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord.

TAMPA, Fla. (BRAIN) — Ironman, the owner of the Ironman triathlon brand and related holdings, has acquired Competitor Group Holdings, Inc., which owns the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series and media titles including VeloNews, Women's Running, Triathlete, and Competitor. CGI also owns the Race IT event registration service.

Doppelt Fund grants are designed to fill financial gaps.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has awarded over $100,000 in grants through its Doppelt Family Trail Development Fund, which supports small, regional projects that are vital to trail systems but often fall through the cracks of traditional funding streams.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Cycling Sports Group has appointed Jason Brown as the director of North America sales for Sugoi and Dennis Kim as the director of marketing for Sugoi. Both will report to Ian Domaas, Sugoi's vice president and general manager. 

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Perry Kramer, whose initials are immortalized in SE Bike's PK Ripper BMX model, is returning to the brand, which is now owned by ASI.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Mike Mercuri and Jeff Shupe — two of SRAM's six co-founders — are transitioning into new roles at the component brand. Both are celebrating 30 years with the brand this year.

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Photo from Crested Butte's 401 Trail by Trent Bona.

GUNNISON, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Association is using a mobile app to promote its vast trail network and encourage mountain bikers to try out all 750 miles of trails in the area.

Updated with services information.

OMAHA, Neb. (BRAIN) — Sean Weide, a longtime press officer and communications manager for pro road racing teams, died unexpectedly on Tuesday. He was 49.

New exhibitors include Campy, Zipp and Pivot.

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Canyon Bicycles has decided to pull out of next month's Bike PressCamp, saying it's too busy to participate this year. 

Organizers of the PressCamp noted that several new brands — including Campagnolo, Zipp and Pivot — have recently decided to attend the event, however.

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BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Swiftwick is now working with ORIS Intelligence to help monitor and enforce its Minimum Advertised Price policy.

ORIS Intelligence will enable Swiftwick to monitor the internet to prevent price erosion.

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BOURNEMOUTH, U.K. (BRAIN) — The Australian bike brand Reid Cycles has appointed Rob Akam as managing director of Reid Cycles UK Ltd, which handles all international operations and their sourcing division.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — At Monday's Memorial Day Parade here, two Purple Heart veterans will help lead the Purple Heart Foundation float on recumbent tricycles provided by TerraTrike.

NEW YORK CITY (BRAIN) — The Ride On For Red Nose Day event wrapped up this week, with nearly 800 miles covered and $225,000 raised to help end childhood poverty.

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