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Posted July 7, 2017

SALEM, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Oregon Legislature has passed a transportation bill that includes a $15 excise tax on bikes sales. The bill is expected to be signed by Gov. Kate Brown.

The tax would apply to sales of new bikes with wheels 26 inches or larger and a retail price of $200 or more.

Posted in North America
Posted July 7, 2017

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — Brian Orloff has resigned as managing director of Sigma USA Sport, effective Friday.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 6, 2017

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Bill Schieken, the host of the Crosshairs cyclocross podcast, has become a managing partner at the Wide Angle Podium Network, a network of nine cycling podcasts.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted July 6, 2017
The Dahon Curl i8.

OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — Dahon North America is consolidating its warehouse and operations at its facility here, and ramping up its sales and support group.

"We assembled a seasoned, energetic team under Tad Kodama to make the Dahon dealer service the best in the industry," the company said.

Posted in North America
Posted July 6, 2017

LONDONDERRY, N.H. (BRAIN) — Velocio Apparel has closed a Series A investment round led by Steve Fuller, the former chief marketing officer at L.L. Bean.

Fuller led a three-person investor group. He said he was attracted to the brand's product quality and growth.

Posted in North America
Posted July 6, 2017

WILMINGTON, Del. (BRAIN) — John Strojny, who has operated three New Balance athletic footwear stores for 20 years, purchased an existing Delaware shop, Brandywine Cyclery, and recently reopened it as a Giant Partner Store under the new name of Brandywine Bikes.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 6, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Australia-based website CyclingTips.com has hired Nick Ramey to manage its Emporium online merchandise channel. 

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted July 6, 2017
State and OR officials at Thursday's Denver announcement.

DENVER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Outdoor Retailer on Thursday announced it is moving its show to Denver starting next year, when the show will hold three events in the city.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted July 6, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Randy Shafer has joined USA Cycling as the organization's technical director.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted July 6, 2017

BRISBANE, Australia (BRAIN) — FE Sports has appointed Darren Harper as its national sales manager.

Posted in International
Posted July 5, 2017

DENVER (BRAIN) — The Denver Post, citing anonymous sources, is reporting that the Summer and Winter Outdoor Retailer trade shows will be held in the Mile High City for the next five years, starting with the winter show next February.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted July 5, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Camber Outdoors plans seven industry Camber Exchange events this month. Three of the events will be held in regions that have never previously hosted an Exchange: Bend, Oregon; Madison, Wisconsin; and Whitefish, Montana.

Posted in North America
Posted July 5, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Fox Racing is continuing its support of International Mountain Bicycling Association's Instructor Certification Program for a third year

Posted in North America
Posted July 5, 2017
A scene from the recent show in Edison, N.J.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Eastern Outdoor Reps Association said participation was up 8 percent at its recent trade shows in New Jersey, South Carolina and New Hampshire.

Retailers from 21 states attended the shows, EORA said. 

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted June 30, 2017

RAPID CITY, S.D. (BRAIN) — Strider Bikes is expecting competitors from at least nine countries at its Strider Cup World Championship event, planned for Salt Lake City July 21-22. 

Posted in North America
Posted June 30, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Strava has gone live with expanded club features, which it introduced in limited beta form last year. 

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted June 29, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Australia-based website CyclingTips.com has hired U.S. industry veteran Steve Brawley to manage commercial media sales.

Posted in North America
Posted June 29, 2017
A leadership change at the parent company of Time Sport and Felt Bicycles.

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Ron Steele, who has been with Group Rossignol for 40 years, will retire next month as president of Group Rossignol North America, which is based here.

Steele will continue to advise the company until Sept. 1. 

Posted in North America
Posted June 29, 2017

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cycling Sports Group has revamped its national full-service demo program. The dealer and consumer program has been redesigned with new focus on sales and dealer support and training. The program consists of six demo trucks in the U.S..

Posted in North America
Posted June 29, 2017

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) – John Burke began with a history lesson. Opening the inaugural PlacesForBikes conference in his hometown Wednesday night, Burke, the president of Trek, recalled the phone call he received 20 years ago from former Rep. Jim Oberstar of Minnesota.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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