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RAPID CITY, SD (BRAIN) — QBP will distribute Strider balance bikes to dealers in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and several countries in Central and South America, the companies announced Tuesday.

Tagged Distributor news

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BRAIN) — Torcano Industries has added two new international distributors for ORP, a bicycle light with an integrated electronic horn.

Rhyme Bikes will be distributing ORP in Spain, and Juvin Ent. Co., Ltd. will distribute in Taiwan.

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MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Alienation BMX products are now being distributed in France and neighboring regions by Frenchys Distribution.

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SAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Mountain Bike Hall of Famer Junzo Kawai has died at age 94. Kawai, former president of Suntour, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1995.

Tagged People
It's not over for the LUG.

LARAMIE, Wyo. (BRAIN) — LiveUpdateGuy.com will offer live interactive text coverage of the Tour de France for the third year.

Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing / Racing & Sponsorship

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — When the Tour de France kicks off this weekend, the Trek Factory Racing Team will be promoting the U.S. bike advocacy group PeopleForBikes.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

DENVER (BRAIN) — Freeride and freestyle BMX bikes and safety equipment from Dartmoor Bikes will soon be available to North American dealers via Denver-based Hooray Bikes LLC, owned by Chris Olivier.

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STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Protective gear maker POC is auctioning four custom Cervélo bikes to benefit the Spinalis Foundation, a Sweden-based organization that supports research and treatment development for spinal cord injuries.

MOORABBIN, Australia (BRAIN) — BikeBox will become the exclusive distributor of all Orbea products in Australia effective July 1, providing technical support and warranty service to new and existing customers. BikeBox has imported and distributed bike parts and accessories in Australia since 2002.

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PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International, the parent company of Fuji, SE, Kestrel, Breezer, and Oval Concepts,  is taking more than 100 of its distributors and U.S. sales representatives to China for its 2014 International Sales Meeting beginning Monday.

The Grace Easy model.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Grace Electric Bikes are now available in the U.S. thanks to a new distribution agreement with Grace Bikes USA.

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FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Eurobike organizers say they are expecting more exhibitors to participate in this year's Demo Day, which will be held for the first time at the expo grounds in Friedrichshafen, rather than at its traditional location a few miles away in Argenbühl, Germany.

Tagged Eurobike

GIVISIEZ, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Scott Sports says thieves stole bikes worth more than 1 million Swiss francs ($1.1 million) from a warehouse at the company's headquarters over the weekend.

Retail chain has sold a special series of Boardman models for years.

REDDITCH, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — The U.K. retail chain Halfords has purchased Boardman Bikes, the company started by British cycling champion Chris Boardman.

SHENZHEN, China (BRAIN) —  WTB has hired industry veteran Kevin Yen to join WTB China's sales staff, focusing on the Eastern China sales territory. Yen will assist WTB's Eastern China sales manager, Jason Zhang.

The Nicolai ION-20 with Effigear gear box and Gates Carbon Drive.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — The high-end German mountain bike brand Nicolai is now being distributed in the U.S. by Nicolai USA, based in Arizona.

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BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bike fit provider Retül is working with the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine and British Cycling to offer two, two-day classes on cycling injury management: one session in Boulder and one in Manchester, England. The classes are aimed at medical professionals who treat cycling injuries.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Folding bike maker Tern is working with Europe's largest car sharing service, car2go, on a promotion in Italy this summer.

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BRAIN) — Torcano Industries has added five new international distributors for ORP, a bicycle light with an integrated electronic horn.

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LONDON (BRAIN) — Future plc has agreed to sell its Sport and Craft titles, including its cycling magazines and cycling websites, to Immediate Media Company for £24 million ($40.1 million), the company announced early Thursday.

Tagged People / Mergers & Acquisitions / Media/Publishing / Earnings/Financial Reports

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