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DENVER (BRAIN) — Organizers of the first combined Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show, held last week, say the combined show attracted more than the sum of the two separate shows. It was the first OR show in Denver following the show's decision to leave its longtime home in Salt Lake City last year.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association is working with the National Ski Patrol to promote mountain bike patrols and patrollers.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products is warning its customers to be wary of emails purporting to be coming from company owner Steve Flagg and asking for payment.

AMSTERDAM (BRAIN) — Enviolo (previously NuVinci Cycling) has expanded the role of Avelino Rivera to include new responsibilities focused on bike share programs globally.

Rivera will be in charge of supporting existing and new bike share customers.

Tagged People
L to R: Chad Price, Specialized; Chris Nolte, Propel; John Munhall, Giant; Claudia Wasko, Bosch.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The BPSA/PeopleForBikes E-Bike Summit, held at Shimano North American's offices on Dec. 14, included two panel discussions that are now available as audio podcasts.

The summit attracted more than 100 suppliers, retailers, advocates and media.

Tagged Electric bike

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News this week has launched its second e-newsletter.

MIAMI (BRAIN) — J&B Importers has entered into a distribution agreement with Tubus and Racktime to distribute the brands' touring racks in the U.S.

Tagged Distributor news

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News has hired Ellen Butler as its Western sales representative. Butler will work with brands in the Western region to develop effective trade advertising campaigns to help them achieve their marketing goals.

Tagged People

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Beginning this month, Barnett Bicycle Institute is introducing new curriculum to its core Bicycle Repair and Overhaul class. The BRO course is an 80-hour professional mechanic's training. 

EMPORIA, Kan. (BRAIN) — Dirty Kanza Promotions said it will significantly expand the size and scope of its "All Things Gravel" outdoor expo. In the past, expo booth spaces were available to Dirty Kanza event sponsors only with the show running one day in conjunction with rider sign-In.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

PASO ROBLES, Calif. (BRAIN) —  The fourth annual Eroica California will, for the first time, include a category for cyclists on modern road bikes.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pedego Electric Bikes is now offering used Pedego bikes at its participating Pedego stores. The "Certified Pre-Loved" bikes comes with a 12-month warranty. All Pre-Loved bikes come from participating Pedego stores' rental and demo fleets.

Tagged Electric bike

SAINT LAURENT, Quebec (BRAIN) — Outdoor Gear Canada's BMX division, OGCBMX, has been appointed the exclusive Canadian distributor of Kink bikes. OGCBMX will receive its first Kink shipments this spring.

DES MOINES, Iowa (BRAIN) — Last weekend's Iowa Bike Expo saw a 23 percent growth in attendees over last year, bringing in 6,413 people.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro Inc. on Thursday reported a 38 percent drop in revenue to $334.8 million and a loss of $55.8 million for the fourth quarter following another weak holiday sales period for the action camera maker. Both results fell well short of Wall Street expectations.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (BRAIN) — Kenda Tire has promoted Jay Drunasky to the role of project engineer at its Kenda American Technology Center.

Tagged People

READING, Pa. (BRAIN) — Greg LeMond has been named honorary chairman of the board of directors of the Velodrome Development Foundation, which is supporting the proposed construction of the National Velodrome at Albright College, a $25 million multi-purpose cycling and events center and headquarters of the World Cycling League.

Tagged People
Mark Gouge

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pocket Outdoor Media LLC, the new owner of VeloNews and other titles, has hired Mark Gouge as publisher for the VeloNews brand.

Tagged People / Media/Publishing

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Fifteen scholarships are available for the upcoming PlacesForBikes Conference in Indianapolis — five for the entire registration rate ($450) and 10 scholarships for discounted registration ($300, a $150 savings). The event is May 1-3.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Endura is producing a special custom cycling kit to support one of its sponsored athletes, pro triathlete Tim Don. Don, a four-time world champion and holder of the Ironman world record time, was hit by a truck a few days before this year's Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. 

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