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BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Camber Outdoors has expanded its slate of Camber Exchange events, which connect individuals in the active-outdoor industries who share interests, career objectives and passion for the outdoors.

Organizers announce summer edition to be held in Les Gets, France.

MASSA MARITTIMA, Italy (BRAIN) — Ten brands and 16 journalists from global media outlets took part in the inaugural edition of Bike Connection Winter, a cycling media event presented by marketing and business development consultancy Bike Connection Agency.

Tagged Media/Publishing / Events

MONROVIA, Calif. (BRAIN) — BMX component supplier American Cycle Systems Inc. has acquired Bar Fly, which manufactures mounts for cameras, GPS units and other handlebar-mounted devices. The purchase diversifies ACS’s product line into the enthusiast adult market, the Southern California company stated.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Niner co-founders Steve Domahidy (center) and Chris Sugai (right) with former president George W. Bush after a ride in Kennebunkport, Maine, in 2010.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes has been acquired by investment company Emersion International Limited. Chris Sugai, co-founder of the brand, will remain as president and there will be no change to the Colorado-based team or the international distribution network, the company announced. Sugai told BRAIN on Tuesday morning that the sale closes in two to three weeks and he couldn’t say anything more until then.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Renovo Hardwood Bicycles has hired Kelsey Anderson as marketing manager.

Tagged People

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (BRAIN) — Yakima Products has formed an exclusive partnership with Quality Bicycle Products, naming them as the brand’s specialty bike dealers’ U.S. distributor.

Tagged Distributor news

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — CrankTank has hired industry veteran Chad Battistone as sponsorship sales manager for the consulting agency’s inaugural Impact Sun Valley Media Summit.

Tagged Media/Publishing / Events / Impact Media Summit
Next show is back to Sacramento.
Winner of the Best in Show award: Altruiste

HARTFORD, Conn. (BRAIN) — Despite a bit of snow on Saturday evening, the North American Handmade Bicycle Show enjoyed one of its most successful weekends in the event’s 14-year history, its first-ever visit to New England.

Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Andrew Tilin, a journalist and author, died Saturday after being struck by a vehicle while he was on the side of the road fixing a flat during a group ride near Austin. 

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — On Monday, someone stole six custom, one-of-a-kind bikes from the San Francisco home of Erik Nohlin, Specialized's creative leader for equipment. As of Friday afternoon, the bikes were still not recovered. 

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP has introduced a mobile app that allows retailers to search the distributor's catalog of more than 45,000 products. The Apple- and Android -compatible app also lets retailers scan bar codes and submit carts.

Tagged Distributor news

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Trips for Kids has appointed Andy Phelps as its full-time national support and sponsorship manager for the new national umbrella organization that launched in August last year.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association will host a new event to bring together female leaders in mountain biking. The IMBA UPRISING event will be March 22-25 in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Consumer Expos and Rides

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bikepacker Magazine and Bikepacking.com are integrating their websites and collaborating on projects.

Tagged Media/Publishing

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) —The Specialized Foundation is now accepting Riding for Focus applications for the 2018-19 academic year.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced plans to create a new video series and a new podcast.

Tagged Interbike

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Frog Bikes, a British brand that specializes in offering lightweight kids' road and mountain bikes, has reached a sponsorship agreement with USA Cycling to be the organization's Official Kids' Bike through 2020. 

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif.

Exhibitors happy with new venue, foot traffic.
About 1,400 retail attendees were counted on the first day of CABDA.

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (BRAIN) — CABDA show director Jim Kersten told the crowd at the industry party Wednesday night that he’s taking the regional show to other markets soon.

Tagged CABDA

MARINA, Calif. (BRAIN) —Light & Motion has laid off Jack Gresmer, who had been the brand's director of sales since 2011. 

Danial Emerson, the company's CEO, announced the move to sales reps and distributors in a letter this week.

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