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Eurobike 2012: Workers complete the pump track on Tuesday

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Eurobike, the global industry’s largest and most important tradeshow starts Tuesday, drawing 40,000 visitors to the shores of Lake Constance in Southern Germany during its four-day run.

Tagged Eurobike / Tradeshows and conferences

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO—Lance Armstrong’s lifetime ban from sport for doping may have relatively little affect on the retired athlete’s standings in the bike industry, as several of his longtime sponsors are continuing to support him and his foundation.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—Derby Cycle tempered its full-year revenue forecast on Thursday due to a weaker than expected spring selling season caused by poor weather in much of Northern Europe.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

Except in Flomax commercials, Baby Boomers no longer drive the U.S. bike market, but an upcoming generation may help produce another bike boom like the one that bell-bottomed Boomers created in 1970s.

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)Zoot Sports has announced new sales reps in the Southeast and New England territories.

Tagged People

KENT, WA (BRAIN)Kyle Casteel is leaving Raleigh USA after 13 years with the organization, most recently as senior product/brand manager.

Tagged People

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)Participants at Interbike's OutDoor Demo this year won't have to change clothes in a dusty parking lot or take the shuttle bus back to The Strip wearing a sweaty chamois, thanks to an "Official Changing Station" hosted by Zoic.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)Giant USA has added Karsten Hagen as Northwest regional manager. His region includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Nevada and Northern California.

Tagged People

NEWPORT, VT (BRAIN)Louis Garneau will institute a minimum advertised price policy starting with its summer 2013 collection, effective Nov. 1.

The MAP policy will apply to all of Garneau's product categories, including cycling, triathlon and Nordic skiing apparel.

Tagged MAP

Leslie Bohm, who passed away Monday at 59, had a long history in the bike industry, with many friends among retailers and suppliers. Many of them have offered their remembrances to BRAIN.

Tagged People
Leslie Bohm

Leslie Bohm, who devoted his career to cycling and to helping independent bike shops compete with larger vendors, died Monday evening after several years of fighting cancer. He was 59.

Tagged People

AVONDALE, AZ (BRAIN)—Santini U.S. is expanding its outside sales force with the addition of a national custom clothing coordinator and territorial reps covering Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and Northern California.

Tagged People

BAD URACH, Germany (BRAIN)—Magura has restructured its bike parts sector internally at its German headquarters in an effort to deliver fast and efficient workshop services to dealers and end consumers.

Tagged People

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (BRAIN)—Cyclocross Magazine has added a third member of its editorial team, Joanna Jones, who starts as managing editor.

Jones is an avid cyclist and former collegiate racer. She will steer the publication's print and online content and its community-contributed content.

Tagged Media/Publishing / People

MONTREAL, Canada (BRAIN)Hans Bergman announced Monday that he is stepping down as general manager of Assos North America to take a position with the ski clothing company Kjus North America.

Tagged People

AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN)A federal court in Texas has dismissed Lance Armstrong's lawsuit that challenged the U.S. Anti-doping Agency's jurisdiction in charging Armstrong with doping.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN)Munich’s ISPO Bike show closed on Sunday after a four-day run in Bavaria. In its fourth year, ISPO Bike drew 290 exhibitors and 6,000 trade visitors from 46 countries, according to organizers at Messe München International, where the fair is held.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Colorado's highest court will hear arguments in November on a case involving a mountain town's ordinance banning bikes from a once-popular cycling route.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

Mt. Borah launches custom sock program • Fulcrum names Norco its Canadian distributor • Ottawa remembers fallen rider

MANHATTAN BEACH, CA (BRAIN) Friday August 17 2012 9:30 AM MT—More than a few folks have gone to Interbike in search of a job in the bike industry over the years.

Tagged Interbike

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