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Reno's convention center.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Interbike is moving to the Reno-Sparks Convention Center next year and to Lake Tahoe's Northstar California resort for its outdoor festival and demo. The RSCVA has nearly a dozen people here walking the show and manning its 20x20 booth, which is in the lobby area.

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Longtime friend at Interbike says Timothy Watkins was well-known and loved in the local bike community.
Watkins in a photo released by the Sheriff's Office.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The Sheriff's Office in El Paso County, Colorado, has begun a homicide investigation after a longtime mountain bike trail advocate and retail mechanic was found dead Sunday.

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A Q&A with eBay's Brendan Biggers
Brendan Biggers.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Online giant eBay is no foreigner to cycling. But here at the show, the company, which is synonymous with consumer-to-consumer sales, is making a bigger push for its two-wheel business.

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MOAB, Utah (BRAIN) — Western Spirit Cycling, the organizer of the Outerbike demo events, is planning one for Bentonville, Arkansas for next October.

With an eye on growth in North America, Focus USA returns to Interbike

 LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The company is exhibiting both at OutDoor Demo (Booths D3140 and D2010) and at Mandalay Bay (Booth 21207) and sponsoring the first e-MTB Challenge at CrossVegas. Additionally, the brand’s founder flew over for the first time from Germany to experience the show.  

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Altum is Parlee’s stock bike line.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Parlee started out as a custom framebuilder, then added Asian-sourced stock sizes. But when the company added complete bike builds to its offerings, it hit a hot spot for dealers.

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BOULDER CITY, Nev. (BRAIN) — Riders have their own opinions of e-mountain bikes, but Interbike is giving them a chance to gauge the wisdom of the crowd.

Tagged Electric bike / Interbike
New program will direct money straight to local IMBA chapters.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association is launching a new program at Interbike called the Dig In Campaign. It's a grant program that puts money raised through national efforts into the coffers of local IMBA chapters who have actionable trail projects.

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The Shootout on E-Mountain on Monday.

A calendar of events for Tuesday and Wednesday at the OutDoor Demo and Interbike Expo.

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RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Imagine Interbike being the least expensive and best way to meet up with your dealer base and reach out to new dealers.

Imagine year after year making good contacts at the show, writing pre-orders and finding people interested in what you have on offer.

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association has released its first-ever Annual Report, an eight-page print piece to be distributed to all Interbike exhibitors and at the BPSA booth at the show (#L8).

BOULDER CITY, Nevada (BRAIN) — Visitors to Interbike's OutDoor Demo, which opens Monday, will be able to rely on on-course hydration from Infinit Nutrition, which has been named the official nutrition partner of the event.

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UPDATED: Trek calls suit "groundless."

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — A company that claims to own the rights for the late comedian Chris Farley's intellectual property has filed a $10 million lawsuit against Trek Bicycles in a California court, claiming that Trek's Farley fat bike models capitalize on the name without permission.

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Lezyne has hired industry veteran Michael Cushionbury as its communications manager.

STOCKTON, Calif. (BRAIN) — Williams Cycling, maker of high end cycling wheels and components, is moving away from its all-online model and is now distributing directly to retailers as well.

DENKENDORF, Germany (BRAIN) — After years of limited availability in North America, the German gearbox brand Pinion is targeting U.S. and Canadian sales with the opening of an office in Denver in conjunction with Gates Corporation.

DENVER (BRAIN) — Rudy Project North America has launched a new website for its authorized dealers. The site is intended for dealers to find and learn about Rudy's sunglass, prescription, helmet, goggle and sports products and technologies.

MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — Olympic Supply has hired industry veteran Joe Hall as its new Ohio sales representative. Hall was most recently the North American sales manager for Kenda USA. Previous to Kenda he also worked as a service manager, salesmen, and mechanic for bike shops in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

Tagged People

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Vintage Electric Bikes is expanding its marketing with several additions.

Tagged Electric bike / People

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The in-house test lab for Bell Helmets and Giro, called The Dome, has launched a helmet education website called HelmetFacts.com.

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