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RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Imagine Interbike being the least expensive and best way to meet up with your dealer base and reach out to new dealers.

Imagine year after year making good contacts at the show, writing pre-orders and finding people interested in what you have on offer.

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association has released its first-ever Annual Report, an eight-page print piece to be distributed to all Interbike exhibitors and at the BPSA booth at the show (#L8).

BOULDER CITY, Nevada (BRAIN) — Visitors to Interbike's OutDoor Demo, which opens Monday, will be able to rely on on-course hydration from Infinit Nutrition, which has been named the official nutrition partner of the event.

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UPDATED: Trek calls suit "groundless."

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — A company that claims to own the rights for the late comedian Chris Farley's intellectual property has filed a $10 million lawsuit against Trek Bicycles in a California court, claiming that Trek's Farley fat bike models capitalize on the name without permission.

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Lezyne has hired industry veteran Michael Cushionbury as its communications manager.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — A long-running personal injury lawsuit can proceed after Giant Manufacturing failed to convince the Illinois State Appellate Court that it should be cut loose from the suit because, the Taiwanese company said, it essentially had no ties to the sale of Giant bicycles in Illinois.

STOCKTON, Calif. (BRAIN) — Williams Cycling, maker of high end cycling wheels and components, is moving away from its all-online model and is now distributing directly to retailers as well.

PERTH, Australia (BRAIN) — BikeBookings.com, an Australian company that offers a software package for bike service department management and communication, is now available in the U.S.

Brian Payne will suggest ways retailers nationwide can support similar trails.
Brian Payne

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike's opening Industry Breakfast next Wednesday will feature a keynote address by Brian Payne, the founder of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail and the president and CEO of the $725-million Central Indiana Community Foundation.

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LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Hiroshi Yamazaki has joined ACT Lab and recently established ACT's newest sales and research office in Osaka, Japan.

DENKENDORF, Germany (BRAIN) — After years of limited availability in North America, the German gearbox brand Pinion is targeting U.S. and Canadian sales with the opening of an office in Denver in conjunction with Gates Corporation.

DENVER (BRAIN) — Rudy Project North America has launched a new website for its authorized dealers. The site is intended for dealers to find and learn about Rudy's sunglass, prescription, helmet, goggle and sports products and technologies.

MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — Olympic Supply has hired industry veteran Joe Hall as its new Ohio sales representative. Hall was most recently the North American sales manager for Kenda USA. Previous to Kenda he also worked as a service manager, salesmen, and mechanic for bike shops in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Vintage Electric Bikes is expanding its marketing with several additions.

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SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The in-house test lab for Bell Helmets and Giro, called The Dome, has launched a helmet education website called HelmetFacts.com.

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — The latest episode of the Channel Mastery podcast features guests Pete Buhl and Ian Christie, who discuss multi-channel and mobile services in the specialty bike retailing market with host Kristin Carpenter-Ogden.

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Stile Products, Inc., a subsidiary of Tern, will resume all Tern distribution across Canada, effective immediately.

The move consolidates Tern's U.S. and Canada operations, the company said.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles has announced that sales representative Juan Diaz will expand his territory to all of Southern California. In addition to the California territory from San Luis Obispo in the north to San Diego in the south, Diaz also handles Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii.

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BIG FLATS, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Stan's NoTubes has hired Clayton Goldsmith. Initially, Goldsmith is focusing on OE sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, but he will also lead several internal projects aimed at improving product availability and reducing lead-times for European customers.

RICHMOND, Australia (BRAIN) — Accessory brand Knog and its U.S. distributor, Highway Two, are now offering an employee purchase program for Knog's new PWR lights.

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