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PASO ROBLES, Calif. (BRAIN) —  The fourth annual Eroica California will, for the first time, include a category for cyclists on modern road bikes.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pedego Electric Bikes is now offering used Pedego bikes at its participating Pedego stores. The "Certified Pre-Loved" bikes comes with a 12-month warranty. All Pre-Loved bikes come from participating Pedego stores' rental and demo fleets.

Tagged Electric bike

SAINT LAURENT, Quebec (BRAIN) — Outdoor Gear Canada's BMX division, OGCBMX, has been appointed the exclusive Canadian distributor of Kink bikes. OGCBMX will receive its first Kink shipments this spring.

DES MOINES, Iowa (BRAIN) — Last weekend's Iowa Bike Expo saw a 23 percent growth in attendees over last year, bringing in 6,413 people.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro Inc. on Thursday reported a 38 percent drop in revenue to $334.8 million and a loss of $55.8 million for the fourth quarter following another weak holiday sales period for the action camera maker. Both results fell well short of Wall Street expectations.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (BRAIN) — Kenda Tire has promoted Jay Drunasky to the role of project engineer at its Kenda American Technology Center.

Tagged People

READING, Pa. (BRAIN) — Greg LeMond has been named honorary chairman of the board of directors of the Velodrome Development Foundation, which is supporting the proposed construction of the National Velodrome at Albright College, a $25 million multi-purpose cycling and events center and headquarters of the World Cycling League.

Tagged People
Mark Gouge

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pocket Outdoor Media LLC, the new owner of VeloNews and other titles, has hired Mark Gouge as publisher for the VeloNews brand.

Tagged People / Media/Publishing

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Fifteen scholarships are available for the upcoming PlacesForBikes Conference in Indianapolis — five for the entire registration rate ($450) and 10 scholarships for discounted registration ($300, a $150 savings). The event is May 1-3.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Endura is producing a special custom cycling kit to support one of its sponsored athletes, pro triathlete Tim Don. Don, a four-time world champion and holder of the Ironman world record time, was hit by a truck a few days before this year's Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. 

Giant's Mike Hurt (left) and Ewan Campbell (center) helped assemble bikes.

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA donated 200 Momentum Park bikes to residents of Ventura who were affected by the Thomas Fire in early December. The fire raged across Ventura and Santa Barbara County for several weeks.

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Argon 18 has signed new independent sales agencies in the Midwest, Rocky Mountains and Texas regions.

Tagged People / Sales Reps
Schoening with pro racer Bernie Eisel.

MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — Olympic Supply Company has added industry veteran Paul Schoening to its sales force as its Midwest sales rep, covering Minnesota and Western/Northern Wisconsin. Schoening is an avid skier and cyclist.

Tagged People / Sales Reps

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Canyon Belgian Waffle Ride have named IRC Tire as the event's Official Tire Partner.

The BWR covers a rolling route of about 140 miles, including roughly 41 miles on dirt (the exact route changes every year), making it a challenge for riders and their tires.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Consumer Expos and Rides

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Exhibitor registration for the ninth annual Philly Bike Expo, set for Oct. 27 and 28 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center here, is now underway. Early-bird discounts and premium booth locations are available, organizers stated.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) —Triathlon Business International honored the winners of 11 awards at its 8th annual business conference, held here this weekend. The award winners are:

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike is trying to encourage bike riding at this year's show in Reno, Nevada, with a new partnership with, a secure bike parking spot at the event, and a new guide to rides in the area.

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN) — Technical pack and equipment maker EVOC Sports has signed Colorado-based Uncommon Communications as the brand’s North American public relations and communications agency.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Vintage Electric has hired Park City, Utah-based Simbol Communications as its public relations agency of record.

The e-bike brand also announced it has recently opened a showroom adjacent to its headquarters in Santa Clara. The showroom features all the brand's newest models.

Tagged Electric bike

COTATI, Calif. (BRAIN) — Yuba Bikes has relocated its office and warehouse from Petaluma to Cotati, the company announced Thursday. The new space is larger and has a more streamlined warehouse design, the company said. The warehouse is three times the size of the Petaluma facility.


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