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DETROIT (BRAIN) — A velodrome being built here this year is scheduled to host the USA Cycling Madison National Championships event this October and in 2018.

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Dorel's Cycling Sports Group, the division that includes Cannondale, GT and Fabric, has expanded its retailer training program to Europe, the U.K. and Australia.

CSG also is adding more training modules to the program, which is called Cycling Prophet.

NORTHVALE, N.J. (BRAIN) — Jamis Bikes has unveiled a new “J” logo designed to complement the Jamis Bikes word mark introduced at the end of 2016. The logo will appear as a new headtube badge and in product graphics on select 2018 Jamis products starting this summer.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Nuun and Company has reached a two-year agreement to sponsor and supply on-course hydration for the Prudential RideLondon, which claims to be the largest festival of cycling in the world.

The 6D  ATB-1T Trail helmet.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has reached a distribution agreement with 6D Helmets LLC. QBP will be responsible for global aftermarket distribution and sales of 6D's full range of bicycle helmets.

Tagged Distributor news

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN) — The German protective gear brand EVOC has adopted a minimum advertised price policy for the U.S. and Canada. The company said it will sell only to authorized wholesalers, retailers, internet retailers and distributors. The policy goes into effect immediately.

Tagged MAP

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — For the first time, this year's Philly Bike Expo will include pre-show industry-only access, along with free admission for bike shop owners and related vendors, suppliers and sales reps. Qualified registrants gain early entry to the expo on Nov. 4 and 5 and receive invitations to exclusive nighttime social events.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Tradeshows and conferences

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — RockyMounts has hired Karla Knight for the position of creative marketing director. Knight will report to Rod Judd, the company's sales director.

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Scott Montgomery has formed a consulting company working within the bike and outdoor industries.

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Vittoria has launched the Commuter Guarantee, which provides free inner tubes to any customer who flats a Vittoria Randonneur, Revolution, Adventure, or Trail commuter series tire.

Show says its Payback program is drawing in exhibitors.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has opened registration for all attendees, including retailers, distributors and media.

Tagged Interbike

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (BRAIN) — On the heels of launching the second model in its Turbo pedal-assist line, the urban-focused Vado, Specialized has opened a pop-up store here.

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Dorel Inc.’s bike division on Friday reported a drop in first-quarter revenue but said operating profit almost doubled to $10.1 million as margins improved and the division’s restructuring, including a 4 percent workforce reduction, reaped benefits. 

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

FLETCHER, N.C. (BRAIN) — Cane Creek Cycling Components will sell five specially painted HELM suspension forks that were made for demo use at last month's Sea Otter Classic. The company is selling the forks for $900 each and donating $500 from each sale to the International Mountain Bicycling Association.

Tagged Sea Otter Classic

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association is sponsoring the Filmed by Bike festival, which begins Friday in Portland and includes a national road tour following the three-day event.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycles has become a premier partner of Project Bike Tech, a project that uses bicycle education as a conduit to teach core academics, enhance lives, create career opportunities and inspire new generations to be passionate about bikes.

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (BRAIN) — Dakine has appointed Gabe Schroder to the role of mountain bike marketing manager. 

Schroder managed the ski and bike marketing programs at Smith for 10 years.

Tagged People

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (BRAIN) — Cycling participation ticked up a mild 0.5 percent to 36.2 million riders in 2016, according to new figures from the National Sporting Goods Association.

Still room for more exhibitors, organizer ECRM says; Canyon Bicycles signs on.

SOLON, Ohio (BRAIN) — Bike PressCamp organizer ECRM said Thursday that it saw a surge in exhibitor signups last month coming out of the Sea Otter Classic, and now has 21 brands set to attend the June 19-23 event.

Tagged Events / PressCamp / Electric bike

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory Holdings reported a 32.6 percent increase in sales in its fiscal first quarter and has raised its guidance for the second quarter and the full fiscal year, for both sales and earnings.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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