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Posted May 30, 2017

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (BRAIN) — Barmer Enterprises, which owns the eight-location Bike America retail chain in Florida, has filed for Chapter 11 reorganization, telling the court it had at least $5 million in debt. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 30, 2017

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Velofix has now sold 104 mobile service franchise territories in North America, putting it just shy of Performance Bicycles' 106 shop total for the highest number of bike shops under the same name here.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Mobile service
Posted May 30, 2017

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Swiftwick is now working with ORIS Intelligence to help monitor and enforce its Minimum Advertised Price policy.

ORIS Intelligence will enable Swiftwick to monitor the internet to prevent price erosion.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP
Posted May 26, 2017

BOURNEMOUTH, U.K. (BRAIN) — The Australian bike brand Reid Cycles has appointed Rob Akam as managing director of Reid Cycles UK Ltd, which handles all international operations and their sourcing division.

Posted in International
Posted May 26, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — At Monday's Memorial Day Parade here, two Purple Heart veterans will help lead the Purple Heart Foundation float on recumbent tricycles provided by TerraTrike.

Posted in North America
Posted May 26, 2017

NEW YORK CITY (BRAIN) — The Ride On For Red Nose Day event wrapped up this week, with nearly 800 miles covered and $225,000 raised to help end childhood poverty.

Posted in North America
Posted May 26, 2017

TREVISO, Italy (BRAIN) — Pinarello has hired Alberto Fonte as its new sales director. Fonte comes to Pinarello from the Selle Royal Group, where he was the brand director for Fizik.

Posted in International
Posted May 26, 2017

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The inaugural UCI Urban Cycling World Championships will be held in November in Chengdu, China. The event will include Mountain Bike Eliminator (XCE), Trials and BMX Freestyle Park competitions.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted May 26, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) —  The application period for International Mountain Bicycling Association Ride Centers will open June 1 and run through July 31. The program gives IMBA Ride Center designations to communities showing a commitment to mountain bikers and places to ride.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 26, 2017
Awards will be given for innovation and excellence in product, retail, and advocacy. Gala replaced with show floor awards.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — This year's Interbike Awards will focus on excellence in product, retail, and advocacy and will no longer include awards to athletes and supplier performance.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards / Interbike
Posted May 25, 2017

LEWISBURG, Pa. (BRAIN) – Earl’s Bicycle Store, which is located in Central Pennsylvania, has co-branded with Giant and reopened as Giant Lewisburg-Earl’s Bicycle Store following a complete remodel. Owners Earl and Lisa Rissler joined forces with Giant after carrying the brand for 11 years. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 25, 2017
Company seeks growth through acquisitions in consolidating trade show industry.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — In its first conference call with investors since its public offering in April, Emerald Expositions president and CEO David Loechner was optimistic about growth through acquisitions of shows and further consolidation in the B2B trade show industry.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports / Interbike
Posted May 25, 2017
US Bureau of Land Management photo.

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — On the eve of a deadline for public comments, outdoor industry suppliers, retailers and trade groups are urging support for maintaining National Monument status for the Bears Ears region, a 1.35 million acre expanse in Utah.  

Posted in North America
Posted May 25, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes says President Trump's 2018 proposed budget is not good for bicycling. The group said the budget proposes to cut overall funding for the Department of the Interior by 5.3 percent and the Department of Transportation by 16 percent.

Posted in North America
Posted May 25, 2017
The Connecticut cyclocross festival will include a dealer-media expo.

THOMPSON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Registration has opened for expo exhibitors at the KMC Cross Fest, an event to be held Sept. 28-Oct. 1 at Thompson Speedway here.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 25, 2017

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Consumer-direct brand Canyon USA has joined Camber Outdoors, an organization that works to elevate and accelerate women's leadership and participation in the outdoor industry.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 24, 2017

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Emerald Expositions, the parent of Interbike and Outdoor Retailer, has acquired the SIA Snow Show for approximately $16 million. Emerald plans to merge the SIA Snow Show with Outdoor Retailer to become the Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show, with the first combined show held in January 2018 in Denver, Colorado.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted May 24, 2017

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — World Jerseys, in collaboration with the Warrior Foundation in San Diego, is offering a free Purple Heart Jersey for anyone in the industry who has received the military award in a U.S. conflict.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted May 24, 2017

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Nuun and company is expanding the availability of its latest line, Performance, into Canada.

Posted in North America
Posted May 24, 2017

NORTHVALE, N.J. (BRAIN) — G. Joannou Cycles has added two new members to its sales team for its Jamis and Nirve brands: Jason McCormack and Mark Hubbell.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps

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