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By Marc Sani

SEATTLE, WA—Three employees from Dave Guettler’s River City Bicycles were swamped with work as hundreds, if not several thousand cyclists, clogged a major food stop on the annual Seattle-to-Portland Bicycle Classic—best known as the STP.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

By Nicole Formosa

MUNICH, Germany—It could become a slugfest between two German trade shows, Eurobike and Bike Expo. Messe München threw the first punch announcing it would re-launch its show next year with new dates, 13 days before Eurobike.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

By Chris Lesser

WICHITA, KS (BRAIN)—GearUp, a bike storage company, has reached an agreement with Steady Corp. PTY of Perth, Australia, for the exclusive marketing rights to the new Steady Rack bicycle storage system for the U.S. marketplace.

Tagged Distributor news

PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN)—Dirt Rag magazine, with help from Clif Bar, is transitioning its two publications to a recycled, sustainable paper source.

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon has unveiled a new tagline that will permeate all of its communications. Dahon believes the new phrase, “Freedom Unfolds”, conveys their evolving creative direction, while further distinguishing the brand from its competitors.

OAKLAND, CA (BRAIN)—Vittoria Industries North America (VINA) will distribute 3T through Canada this month. The logistics will be generated from the VINA offices in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, while dealers will be serviced from a warehouse in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.

Tagged Distributor news

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports International (ASI) has promoted Frank Zimmer to regional sales manager.

Tagged People

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Dana Carson has joined QBP as its new brand manager for Ridley in North America.

QBP is the exclusive distributor for Ridley road and cyclocross bikes in the United States and Canada.

Tagged People / Distributor news

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Manufacturing has teamed with HTC Corp. to produce e-bikes.

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Easton Bell Sports sales hit $211.9 million in its second quarter ending July 2, an increase of 4.5 percent compared to sales of $202.8 over the quarter last year.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Planet X and On-One co-founder Brant Richards has rejoined the company to head up Titus.

Planet X, the direct to consumer bike supplier based in the UK, acquired Titus’ assets from its major lender last November after it foreclosed on the Arizona bicycle company.

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—BRAIN is once again looking for product picks for its Interbike Show Daily issues.

Tagged BRAIN News

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—A recent flurry in buyer registration has prompted Interbike show organizers to extend the deadline for free retail attendee registration.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

LITTLETON, CO (BRAIN)—Giant Cycling World Denver was the setting for the official kick-off of Giant’s new Liv / giant brand for women over the weekend.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Suppliers brought in 17 percent fewer bikes, a shortfall of 1.5 million units, through June compared to the same period last year. The 30 percent drop in kid’s imports, off 1.4 million units, explains most of the overall shortfall.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

HILDEBRAN, NC (BRAIN)—DeFeet International has teamed with Steve Jolly Co., who will represent the brand in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Contact information for Steve Jolly and his group:

512-426-6159 cell
sjolly@austin.rr.com

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—With its annual program of Leaders' Summits and Wilderness First Aid training courses soon to commence, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association has appointed Austin McInerny to the new position of educational programs director to oversee this rapidly growing area of the association’s wo

Tagged People

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Dave Cieslewicz might have lost his Madison mayoral re-election bid earlier this year, but Trek World attendees probably never sensed that—after all he was still being referred to as “Mayor Dave” by many including Trek president John Burke.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—It was a banner year for the recent Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, as the show saw increases in every measurable category including exhibitor booth space, exhibiting brands, retailers and overall attendance. Most categories posted double-digit growth.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

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