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2020 BMX championships awarded to Houston; Mont-Sainte-Anne to host 2019 mountain bike worlds.

DOHA, Qatar (BRAIN) — The UCI has awarded 15 world championship events in multiple disciplines to venues around the world, including the first ever UCI world championships to be held in Turkey.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Early registration has opened for the Whistler Bike conference, scheduled for May 23-26. The event focuses on digital marketing and is organized by PinkBike.com and Whistler Mountain Bike Park.

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — On Monday, Giant USA is launching its WebLink online sales platform along with new Giant and Liv consumer websites. Consumers will be able to order Giant bikes through the site and pick up the bike at their chosen Giant retailer.

LANCASTER, Pa. (BRAIN) — Speedsleeve products are now being distributed to U.K. retailers by Velobrands.

"We have been looking for a solid distributor in the U.K. since we started a few years ago and waiting until we found a group like Velobrands," said Speedsleev's Rob Allen.

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International has opened registration for its seventh annual TBI Conference, which will be held Jan. 22-24 at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas.

Larry Pizzi will head up Raleigh Electric, based in California.

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Accell Group NV plans to separate its North American e-bike business into a focused, stand-alone business called Raleigh Electric, which will be based in California and headed up by Larry Pizzi.

Tagged Electric bike

BREMBATE, Italy (BRAIN) — 3T products — including its new Exploro frame and Discus wheels — are now being distributed to U.S. dealers via both 3T America or Vittoria Industries North America. 

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Nikwax has added new sales agencies on the East Coast.

Tagged Sales Reps

KONA, Hawaii (BRAIN) — Lava Magazine once again did a count of equipment used on the bike leg of this weekend's Ironman World Championships here.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

REMAGEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Johannes C. Schauff, a member of a noted bike industry family in Germany, died Sept. 23 at 83. The Schauff name was perhaps best known in the U.S. during the 1970s bike boom, when the company exported thousands of its 10-speed bikes to the U.S.

ANKENY, Iowa (BRAIN) — Retired racers Lance Armstrong and Nelson Vails are among the speakers at next month's National Bicycle Tourism Conference, which is being held near St. Petersburg, Florida.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized is establishing a new Minimum Advertised Price policy, effective immediately. The company also said it’s hiring a third-party provider to manage MAP monitoring and enforcement.  

Tagged MAP

DENVER (BRAIN) — Last week Boa Technology broke ground on a new 140,000-square-foot office building in Denver. The new building is in the same TAXI mixed-use community where Boa has been based for the last four years.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Assos is taking its new truck and trailer display on the road this fall, attending bike events and visiting retailer across the West. The set up, called Assos Mobile, was unveiled at the CrossVegas race last month.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Rubbers, which offers inner tubes with innovative packaging, is rolling out a retail program to bike parks across North America.

SAN DIMAS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Foes Racing and Foes Fabrications, Inc. recently announced plans to move their production facility from their current location in Pasadena to a new larger facility in San Dimas.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP has donated $100,000 to the Trailhead at Theodore Wirth Park, a new trailhead and welcome center near downtown Minneapolis that will give inner-city youth and adults access to mountain biking and skiing on professionally built trails.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Volagi Cycles co-founder Robert Choi remains hospitalized here following a collision with a car a week ago. Choi faces a long recovery as supporters rally to help him, his family and the company that has been his passion for at least the last six years.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Applications are now being accepted for the fourth annual QBP Women's Bike Mechanic Scholarship Program.

QBP, SRAM and other sponsors are offering 16 scholarships for an all-women's class of Professional Repair and Shop Operations at UBI.

TUCSON, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Australia-based Verve Cycling, the designer and manufacturer of the InfoCrank power meter, is now distributing the InfoCrank in North America in partnership with the Endurance Sports Group LLC. ESG's Paul Thomas will be heading up sales and marketing in the U.S. and Canada.

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