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Saris becomes the "endorsing brand" of CycleOps, PowerTap and Bike Fixation. Saris Parking is rolled into Bike Fixation.

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Saris has released a re-branding of CycleOps, PowerTap and Bike Fixation that emphasizes each brand's connection to Saris. Now each of the brands is being "endorsed" by Saris, so CycleOps has become "CycleOps by Saris," PowerTap is "PowerTap by Saris," and so on.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Strava has released an updated Global Heatmap, first released in 2015. The interactive data visualization is based on more than 1 billion recorded activities from Strava athletes across the globe.

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Lauren Gregg has joined Fuji Bikes as the brand's mountain bike marketing manager. She will be leading Fuji's mountain bike marketing including advertising, and sponsorship.

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BERINGEN, Belgium (BRAIN) — Flanders Bike Valley, a cluster of bike companies and other entities formed to encourage the bike industry in this region, is planning to conduct benchmark aero drag testing in its bike-specific wind tunnel this winter.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Thursday's Bikeshare Summit here will explore the benefits of and concerns about dockless bikeshare programs in the U.S. 

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario (BRAIN) — UPS Canada is testing a custom-made three-wheeled cargo bike to deliver packages in and around the York University campus, as part of a pilot program to test the potential of delivery by bike in Toronto.

Company says the event will support rebuilding events following the North Bay Area fires.

HEALDSBURG, Calif. (BRAIN) — Assos will hold its Campionissimo road bike event in Sonoma County next month despite the recent wild fires in the area. The four-day event, Nov. 16-19, includes rides leaving from Healdsburg, which was spared damage from the fires.

Gravel/adventure bikes see increase, as do BMX and e-bikes. But the Men's performance road bike category was down steeply.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Shipments from Bicycle Product Suppliers Association members to dealers over the first nine months of the year were down 5 percent from the same period last year, an 86,448-unit shortfall. Sales by dollars fell 3 percent.

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Campagnolo North America has announced dates and locations of its 2017-2018 Technical Training Seminar Tour.

The seminars will cover:

SEDONA, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Well over 100 women from all corners of the country and Canada gathered in this red rock mountain biking mecca for the first-annual Roam Bike Fest.

The 2016 Beehive Ride in Grand Staircase-Escalante NM.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Utah's Sen. Orrin Hatch said Friday that President Trump told him in a phone call that he plans to take action to shrink Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. Many cyclists and other outdoor recreationalists nationally have opinions on the monument status; but it's not clear if changes for Bears Ears would have direct impact on cycling activity or the bike business.

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — Thule Group announced Friday that its net sales were up 6.9 percent in its third quarter, the period from July through September. Adjusted for exchange rate fluctuations, sales rose 8.5 percent, to 1,385 million Swedish Krona ($165 million).

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SANTA ROSA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Four Bay Area Trek stores are working with Trek Travel to produce a group ride on Saturday to support relief efforts following the North Bay wild fires.

COTATI, Calif. (BRAIN) — Employees at Yuba Bikes are donating one day's worth of wages to the North Bay Fire Relief Fund and the company is matching the donations.

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) — Sales in Amer Sports' cycling division, which comprises Mavic and Enve, were down 10 percent through the first nine months of the company's fiscal year, and down 8 percent in the third quarter. The company said its bike-related sales were hurt by high OEM and retail inventories.  

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (BRAIN) — BicycleBlueBook.com was named eBay's 2017 Sporting Goods Seller of the Year at eBay's recent Top Seller Summit in San Jose.

BicycleBlueBook.com was recognized for its rapid growth in selling used bicycles on eBay.

Brandale Randolph. Photo by Ian Barrett/MediaBoss.

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (BRAIN) — Brandale Randolph's goals for the bike brand he founded last year would be unfamiliar to some entrepreneurs.

AMSTERDAM (BRAIN) — Beginning Jan.1, NuVinci Cycling, a division of Fallbrook Technologies Inc., will be operating under a new name: enviolo.

The division will be operating more independently from Fallbrook, the company said.

18 Road Trails. Photo by Mattias Fredriksson

FRUITA, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Fruita Fat Tire Festival has reached a preliminary agreement with the Bureau of Land Management to stage a bike demo and expo on-site at the Bookcliffs/18 Road trail system north of the Colorado town.

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VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike is now distributing the entire range of Panaracer tires, including models for gravel, cyclocross, fat biking, mountain bike, road, recumbent, BMX, city and touring bicycles.

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