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LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)--“We won,” Tim Blumenthal said.

The Bikes Belong president celebrated an industry victory yesterday as Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma, withdrew an amendment that could have jeopardized at least $200 million in federal funding for bicycle infrastructure projects.

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)--The International Mountain Biking Association drew its usual standing-room-only crowd for its yearly update on dirt projects, advocacy work and future initiatives.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)--Felt Bicycles and the Netherlands-based Skil-Shimano professional cycling team have signed a three-year agreement, plus an option for further years.

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—The industry is mobilizing to oppose an amendment introduced Wednesday by a U.S. senator that would cut hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding for bicycle infrastructure projects. (Click on title to download PDF of Show Daily #2).

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Greg LeMond, the first American Tour de France winnerand three-time overall winner, will ride the September 17 Echelon Gran Fondo in Palo Alto.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Seattle Bike Supply will be distributing Almond Shoes with first deliveries starting in November.

Targeted to the BMX Freestyle market, SBS will be stocking two models in five different color ways.

Tagged Distributor news

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—QBP has reached an agreement with Spot LLC, leaders in personal satellite messaging and emergency communication technologies, to distribute Spot satellite messaging products.

Tagged Distributor news

BOOTLEG CANYON, NV (BRAIN)--Maybe that will keep people from whining about the heat at the Outdoor Demo. (Click on title to download PDF of Show Daily 1).

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

LONDON (BRAIN)—Brompton plans to pair with its dealers to open a handful of company branded stores in Asia and Europe in the next year, the company’s marketing manager Emerson Roberts said on Monday.

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)--Devin Walton and Harald Troost are leaving Shimano. Walton, who handled North America media relations for Shimano, is leaving at the end of the month. Troost, who handled media relations in Europe, is joining Koga Bicycles.

Tagged People

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)--ExpoCycle 2011, the trade show powered by the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada, was a buzz with more than 75 team members representing nine Pro-Cycling Teams.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

NORTH VANCOUVER, Canada—Ryders Eyewear has hired Roy Williams to fill its buyer and product developer role.

Tagged People

CLOPPEBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—Derby Cycles is reporting a 25 percent increase in pre-season orders after wrapping up the tradeshow season in Europe.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Specialized Bicycle Components has partnered with Right To Play, a non-profit that promotes a healthy and safe world by introducing children to the power of sport and play.

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—QBP is focusing its Internet strategy on the specialty bicycle retailer. Working with SmartEtailing, QBP is going to empower bicycle retailers to successfully compete online with competitors from outside the specialty channel that are vying to capture consumer relationships and market share.

Tagged Distributor news

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)— ExpoCycle 2011, powered by the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada, which kicked off Sunday was held for the first time at the Palais des Congres in Old Montreal. The new venue created a totally new feel and vibe to the show—a welcome change by all attendees.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized has hired veteran cycling journalist Ben Delaney as brand communications manager.

Tagged People

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—The annual Interbike tradeshow kicks off today with Outdoor Demo at Bootleg Canyon outside Las Vegas. Here are a few events happening at demo and in Las Vegas during the first two days of the show:

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

GRANBURY, TX (BRAIN)— DannyShane has tapped Tradewinds Sports, based in Louisville, Colorado, to represent the cycling apparel product line in the Rocky Mountain area, including Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and New Mexico.

GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN)—Yeti Cycles has signed Silverfish as its new UK distributor.

Yeti was previously distributed by Evolution Imports.


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