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SPARKS, Nev. (BRAIN) — Many suppliers got a short email notice Thursday from the Sporting Goods Shipping Association (SGSA) with an article from the Journal of Commerce attached.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bosch eBike Systems is launching a new sales support class at Interbike designed help retailers enhance their e-bike selling skills.

Tagged Electric bike / Interbike

LEVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Lambert has expanded its product offering with the addition of five brands: Bern, Basil, Brooks, Kuat and Renthal.

Tagged Distributor news

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Malakye, a career website and professional network for people and companies in the active lifestyle-driven industries, is bringing the Shmooz job event back to Interbike. The Shmooz will be on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. in Interbike's Recharge Zone.

Tagged Interbike
Plaintiff has already reached settlement with Specialized, says Giant also may have violated patents.

MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN) — A privately held Australian company that owns two bicycle seat patents, Icon-Intellectual Property, is suing Merida Industry and Selle Royal and has notified Giant Bicycles that it, too, may be infringing its patents.

Fruita's city manager, Mike Bennett, and Mayor Lori Buck.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Fruita city manager Mike Bennett and Fruita Mayor Lori Buck are here handing out their business cards — in the shape of bike cogs — and meeting European companies, in hopes to recruit them to locate their offices or U.S. headquarters in their Western Colorado mountain town.

Tagged Eurobike
Ritchey Outback gravel road bike

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — For years Ritchey told dealers asking for complete bikes that it wasn't going to happen while its OEM component sales represented such a large portion of its business. The thinking was that a component maker shouldn't compete with its customers by offering complete bikes.

Tagged Eurobike

NASHVILLE , Tenn. (BRAIN) — CrossVegas organizers are working with app maker Arcivr to give race fans and sponsors mobile access to updated information before, during, and after the cyclocross race, which will be held later this month in Las Vegas.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Interbike
Tracey Bueno (left) and Matt Buzenes are new territory managers for the protection brand.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kali Protectives has added to its inside sales team, hiring Tracey Bueno as territory manager for the Pacific Northwest and the Rockies and promoting Matt Buzenes to Midwest territory manager.

Tagged People / Sales Reps

FOXBORO, Mass. (BRAIN) — Delta Cycle, Inc. has hired F. Chris Nelson as the brand's first sales director.

Nelson is a 30-year veteran of the run and bike industries, having worked for Penguin Brands, Nathan, Reebok, Mizuno, Ronhill, Jogalite, and Dr. Scholl's in the past.

Tagged People

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — After 12 years at the helm, Mike Van Abel has resigned as the organization's executive director, effective Friday. The organization's board is working to select a permanent replacement for the position.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
New company is working with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to offer low-cost, high-volume carbon fiber to transportation, energy and infrastructure industries.

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Tour de France hero Greg LeMond is involved with a new company that is working with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to offer low-cost carbon fiber to several industries, including the transportation and renewable energy markets.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The first half of 2016 proved to be challenging for the German bike market, according to the latest figures from Zweirad-Industrie-Verband (ZIV), the country’s bike industry association, which includes manufacturers and importers of bicycles, components, accessories and e-bikes.

Tagged Eurobike

REUTLINGEN, Germany (BRAIN) — As goes the electric bike market in the Netherlands, so — eventually — will go the rest of Europe. That is the crystal ball prediction of Claus Fleischer, head of the Bosch division that produces its wildly successful mid-drive e-bike systems.

Tagged Eurobike
Courtesy photo from this week's press preview at Eurobike.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — For the first time in its 25-year history, consumers will be able to demo bikes at Eurobike. The show expects to offer roughly 3,500 bikes for demo over the weekend following the trade-only days, Aug. 31 to Sept. 2.

Tagged Eurobike

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Changing consumer behaviors are forcing the European bike industry to take a good look at its supply chain and where it can shorten lead times and respond to market demands and changes more quickly, said Jack Oortwijn, editor of Bike Europe, as he set the stage for a conference addressing the major challenges suppliers face in bringing production back to Europe.

Tagged Eurobike

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International and USA Triathlon have announced that they will collaborate to consecutively present their respective annual conferences: the TBI Conference and USA Triathlon's Annual Race Director Symposium, both presented by Active Network.

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Burley Design has announced that Allison Coughlin will become its president, effective Wednesday. Coughlin has three years of experience at the company, most recently as its sales and marketing manager.

Tagged People

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) —Pedego plans to accelerate its growth on the East Coast with the appointment of dealer development specialist Ryan Maccione.

Tagged Electric bike / People

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) —  Camber Outdoors is offering a webinar on Thursday on recruitment practices to help companies attract top-tier diverse talent to high profile and decision-making positions.

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