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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BRAIN) — eVent Fabrics has hired Dave Wilson as a sales account manager. Wilson is returning to eVent after a nine-year hiatus, during which he worked most recently as a senior product designer and developer at Garmin. 

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — The Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers’ Association says new exhibitors at its February show include Giant Bicycles, TerraTrike, Rotor Components, Magura, Van Dessel Bicycles and Full Speed Ahead. The CABDA show, which is open to trade only, is scheduled for Feb. 1-2, 2017.
 
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool is accepting applications for its second annual Community Tool Grant Program, which was designed to help local non-profit cycling organizations get the repair products they need.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association has promoted three current staffers into new positions for the organization.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Blackout Distribution and Kink BMX have hired Art Harris as the new sales manager, overseeing both inside and outside sales for the brands.

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WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek is making live video streams available for the DVV Insurances Trophy cyclocross series, starting with the Koppenbergcross race on Tuesday.

The videos will be streamed lived on Trekbikes.com at no charge. Replays will not be available.

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BEVERLY, Mass. (BRAIN) — Parlee Cycles has hired Steve Thomas as its sales director and Chris Hewings as its export sales manager.

A neighbor's surveillance camera showed the thieves' vehicles.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BRAIN) — Thieves made off with Box Components products worth about $100,000 at retail in an overnight break-in at the company's headquarters here Wednesday.

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — The Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association says it wants to work with the industry to develop a universal professional mechanic certification that would be recognized throughout the industry.

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Patagonia will close its stores and its headquarters and other facilities on Election Day, Nov. 8, to encourage employees and customers to vote. 

The closure is part of the company's Vote Our Planet initiative.

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — The Philly Bike Expo, which started seven years ago in Philadelphia's Armory building with 68 exhibitors, will have at least 153 booths this year, a 9 percent increase over its previous record. The event is now held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
What U.S. shoppers see when they search for SRAM on ChainReaction.com.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — U.S. visitors to European-based e-commerce sites like Wiggle and Chain Reaction have seen something new when they searched for SRAM products in recent months: nothing.

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POOLE, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Muc-Off is claiming its sales grew 32 percent in the last year, on the strength of an expanded product line, international sales growth and sponsorship of major pro cyclists including Team Sky, British Cycling and Trek Factory Racing.

Germany's show is asking exhibitors to vote on the length of its 2018 event.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Eurobike show are asking its exhibitors to vote on the length of its 2018 event. The show will be held in July for the first time that year, moving up from its traditional timing in mid- to late-August.

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin Ltd.'s third quarter results beat Wall Street expectations, with revenue of $722 million for the period, 6 percent over the same period last year.

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano pointed to weak sales in Southeast Asia, Japan, China and South America as contributors to another steep decline in bike product sales. The company’s sales through the first nine months of this year were down 18.8 percent according to figures released this week.

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Three-year agreement includes apparel, helmets and eyewear.

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — POC will become the apparel sponsor for the Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team next year. The brand has been the team's eyewear and helmet sponsor since 2004.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN)—Two men long known among Southern California fans of custom beach cruisers have joined forces to launch B&H Retired Cycles and will offer dealers a line they call HB Cruisers.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling has hired Dan Knisely as sales director for the Americas. Knisely will start with Stages Cycling in the beginning of November and will be replacing Will Grossman, who has been promoted and will transfer to Stage's indoor and commercial cycling business.

RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — KHS Bicycles, the exclusive United States distributor of Bryton GPS cycling computers, has just launched an employee purchase program for all U.S. bicycle industry employees.

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