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JUPITER, Fla. (BRAIN) — Velocomp LLC has hired Phillip Lucas as its vice president of global sales and marketing.

Velocomp manufactures PowerPod power meters and the Newton Power Cycling Computer. 

Tagged People
Company will close its Florida facility.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — Velocity USA is moving all its rim and wheel production and distribution to its headquarters here, beginning in December.

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Finish Line has unilaterally adopted a minimum retail advertised price policy. The company said its MAP policy was designed to ensure the preservation of Finish Line's strong brand presence and value within its core IBD channel.

Tagged MAP
Pat Cunnane of ASI was the first to say YES to Jennifer and Ray.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Community Cycles of Boulder, Colorado, America's third-largest community bicycle organization, is raising funds to purchase a new $1.5 million building.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Hawley-Lambert announced the winners of its third annual Vendor Awards at Interbike last week.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes' Katy Hartnett wants to hear from suppliers who want Congress to ease or suspend import tariffs on parts, accessories or products that they sell in the U.S.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — BikeExchange.com has hired David McRobie as its VP of sales and business development in the U.S.

McRobie has a decade of experience in the cycling, running, outdoor, and health industries.

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WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Women's Advocates from around the world, along with seven members of international media, are joining Trek at the company's global headquarters here this week for the inaugural Global Women's Summit.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Pro's Closet will attend next year's North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Salt Lake City, giving consumers attending the show a chance to trade in their old bike for a voucher to put toward a new custom bike.

Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show

ST.-GEORGES, Quebec (BRAIN) — Procycle Group has appointed Patrick Giguère to the position of director of product lines for the company's Miele, eVox and Rocky Mountain Urban brands.

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) — DT Swiss has hired Marty Caivano, formerly with IMBA, to help expand its event and technical support program. 

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SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — BMC USA has hired David Votava to managing director for North America. Votava follows the three-year tenure of Chris McLaren, who is leaving BMC to become BicycleBlueBook's chief sales officer.

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 LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — You don’t have to wander deep into the bowels of the Mandalay Bay to find electric bikes anymore. Several brands are “mainstreaming” e-bikes at their booths this year, as they quietly add electrified models to their 2017 lineups.

Tagged Electric bike / Interbike
Boulder Cycle Sport named 2016 Retailer of the Year

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — It was a star-studded night Thursday as the Interbike Awards ceremony included a reunion of cast members of the 1985 cycling film "American Flyers." The movie, which focuses on the lives of two brothers who race bicycles and travel across the U.S.

Tagged Interbike Awards
Win Allen swaps out a chain during the semi-qualifier Thursday.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — It's been a solid quarter century since Win Allen raced bikes seriously, but the competitive juices got flowing this week as he competed in Interbike's first Mechanics Challenge, presented by Park Tool.

Tagged Interbike

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. (BRAIN) — At the beginning of September Brad Accettella joined Eddy Merckx Cycles USA, as its new director.

Phillip Lucas, the previous director, will stay connected to the company as an independent consultant.

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VeloNews' Kristen Legan tackles a climb on the Beehive Ride. Photo: Meg McMahon

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Clement Cycling, Eddy Merckx and other brands joined forces to host cycling journalists on a three-day, 200-mile gravel ride ahead of this year's show.

Tagged Interbike
Pivot Cycles sent out a record 247 bike demos on Monday.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Exhibitors report slow overall retail traffic Monday, but some improvement on the second day at Bootleg Canyon.

Tagged Interbike
Tuesday Cycles offers cruisers and town-style bikes.
Tuesday Cycles' August 1 bike

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International (ASI) is launching Tuesday Cycles, a new lifestyle brand of cruisers, comfort and lifestyle bikes, this week at Interbike. 

Tagged Interbike
Sea Otter Europe will be held in Girona, Spain.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Sea Otter Classic are planning an event in Girona, Spain, for next June, in partnership with iOutdoor, a European sports promotion company.

The Sea Otter Europe / Costa Brava - Girona Bike Show will be June 3-4.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic

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