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COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—The National Bicycle Dealers Association has elected new board members.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—To celebrate urban cycling and give the fast-growing category a dedicated platform, Interbike will debut the Urban Yard, presented by Chrome Industries at the industry trade show Sept. 14-16.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (BRAIN)—Q Cycle LLC, the exclusive distributor of Exustar products in the U.S. market, will close its doors after two and a half years in business.

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (BRAIN)—Shimano is expanding its neutral support program in Latin America by sponsoring the granddaddy of all adventure races: La Ruta de los Conquistadores.

Tagged Events

CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—Derby Cycles sold 73,000 electric bicycles in the first nine months of the year, a jump of nearly 86 percent from the same time period last year, according to an earnings report released by the company on Monday.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Rocky Mountain Bicycles and Silverfish have ended their distribution partnership for the UK market after seven years.

Tagged Distributor news

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale’s global marketing director Frank Hwang is no longer with the company.

Cannondale officials didn’t say much about the internal change, but Bob Burbank, the company’s general manager, issued a brief statement confirming Hwang’s departure and wishing him well.

Tagged People

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Raleigh UK will now distribute Dahon in the United Kingdom.

Tagged Distributor news

CHATSWORTH, CA (BRAIN)—Currie Technologies has hired industry veteran Russell Bockin as national sales manager. He replaces Jack Gresmer, who is now at Light & Motion.

Tagged People

POZZOLEONE, Italy—Selle Royal has made a minority investment in Retül for the purpose of “supercharging” the company’s existing business model.

Retül is a Boulder, Colorado-based bike fit technology company.

OLATHE, KS (BRAIN)—Garmin has just introduced a new Authorized Fitness Reseller Program.

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Scott Montgomery is no longer affiliated with Lifeboat Events, organizer of PressCamp, DealerCamp and Urban PressCamp, according to Chris Zigmont, one of the partners in Lifeboat Events.

Tagged People

WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN)—Compass Diversified Holdings acquired a controlling interest in CamelBak Products in a $257.5 million deal announced late Wednesday.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Taiwan’s top two manufacturers reported modest revenue increases in July and for the first seven months of the year, according to numbers released on the Taiwan Stock Exchange.

LA FUYE, France (BRAIN)—Cyfac International has added four new international partners to its network of global distributors.

Tagged Distributor news

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike participants will now have more resources than ever for connecting with the industry, navigating the Expo and OutDoor Demo and engaging in social media through the Interbike mobile app, sponsored by Strava.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Web/Internet / Interbike

OTTAWA, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Share the Road Cycling Coalition, (SRCC) an Ontario-based non-profit organization which promotes bicycling as a mode of transportation, recreation and fitness through provincial advocacy, has unveiled the latest Ontario Bicycle Friendly Communities Awards.

Tagged Awards

"Can I work here?"

MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN)—The Ausbike tradeshow wrapped in Melbourne on Monday with 150 exhibitors showing 1,000 brands to thousands of trade and public visitors over three days.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Growth Cycle and the National Bicycle Dealers Association, equal partners in the Selling Cycling staff training program, need retailer feedback on the 2012 program.

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