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Posted September 23, 2010
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—After a near-death experience in Denver following years of decline, the trade show for specialty fitness retailers seems to be recovering now that it is coupled with Interbike. (Click on story title and then "Visit Link" to view the digital version of Show Daily #3).

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 23, 2010
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer cut the ribbon to let a flood of retailers into Interbike’s final indoor show at the Sands Convention Center yesterday morning moments after speaking at Interbike’s first-ever opening press conference.
Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted September 22, 2010
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—The National Interscholastic Cycling Association announced yesterday the formation of three new high school mountain biking leagues in Texas, Washington and Minnesota.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 22, 2010
PALISADE, CO (BRAIN)—Industry veteran Kenny Roberts, the former U.S. sales and marketing manager for DT Swiss, has launched a new business venture which will offer a variety of sales and marketing services with a focus on the bicycle Industry.

Posted in North America
Posted September 22, 2010
SOUTH PASADENA, CA (BRAIN)—New cycling media company Move Press has acquired Testrider.com, a cycling Web site for video product reviews and information.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted September 22, 2010
WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Kokanee Crankworx finished its seventh year as the biggest yet. Though excitement has wrapped for this year, there is plenty to look forward to with next year’s event, now less than 10 months away, July 16 to 24, 2011.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted September 21, 2010
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Hundreds of retailers and exhibitors paid a hot and sweaty goodbye to Bootleg Canyon, as Interbike hosted its last outdoor demo in the Nevada desert before it moves to southern California.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 21, 2010
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—A group of two dozens riders arrived at Outdoor Demo tired and sore but in good spirits on Tuesday afternoon after pedaling nearly 600 miles over six days as part of the annual epic ride to Interbike led by Specialized founder Mike Sinyard.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted September 21, 2010
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—The Bike Cooperative (TBC) announced at its member meeting last night that it has partnered with Advanced Sports, Inc., parent company of Fuji, Kestrel, Breezer and Terry. “ASI has a ton of momentum,” said Greg Brodsky, managing director of The Bike Cooperative.
Posted in North America
Posted September 21, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The League of American Bicyclists is announcing 63 new Bicycle Friendly Businesses (BFB) and eight renewing BFBs tomorrow at Interbike in Las Vegas during the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) Industry Breakfast in the Sands Expo Rooms 106-107.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted September 21, 2010
SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland (BRAIN)—Garmin has acquired MetriGear, the creator of a pedal-based power solution for cycling, as a new component of its growing fitness division.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted September 20, 2010
BOOTLEG CANYON, NV (BRAIN)—One look around Outdoor Demo and it’s apparent that bikes are being thought of as much more than just a recreational tool these days.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 20, 2010
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Vyatek Sports has a new partnership for its ExoGrid, IsoGrid and Bi/FusionTM technologies with daVinci Designs from Denver, Colo. The initial ExoGrid and IsoGrid based tandem designs will debut at the 2010 Interbike trade show.

Posted in North America
Posted September 20, 2010
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—The Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition, (OIWC), has added Hillary Harding as OIWC's development director, a newly created position aimed at enabling the organization to expand its reach and mission.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 20, 2010
SARASOTA, FL (BRAIN)—On the eve of Interbike 2010, IntraWerks, Inc. has officially launched their Repatron offering, an innovative Independent Rep/Sales Agency Web Service for the cycling industry harnessing the power of Google Technology.

Posted in North America
Posted September 20, 2010
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Two supporters of women's cycling have teamed up to place their chips on the table and raise the stakes for the Elite Women’s podium at CrossVegas tomorrow night.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted September 18, 2010
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Putting an end to yearlong discussions and speculation of when Interbike would stage its 2011 show, organizers announced that it will be held Aug. 8-12. Anaheim is the host city through 2013.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted September 17, 2010
"Primal Wear has a fun alternative brand image that fits with the Sea Otter Classic. They have the design sense we need to brand our event with some great looking clothing and quality products festival participants will like using."

Posted in North America
Posted September 17, 2010
BOULDER CITY, NV (BRAIN)—Hundreds of retailers will brave the desert heat today and tomorrow to test new road, mountain and electric bikes in Bootleg Canyon trails and paved roads outside of Las Vegas for the last time before Interbike moves to Anaheim next year.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 17, 2010
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Eleven civic leaders from the San Francisco Bay Area visited four Dutch cities August 30-September 3, to study advanced transportation practices and focus on bicycling solutions.

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