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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Moots Cycles announced Friday that Butch Boucher is resigning from his role as the company's president, effective Sept. 1. The company said Boucher will continue to work on a part-time basis focusing on driving continued excellence in Moots' manufacturing processes.

Tagged People

HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group reported that sales through the specialty channel in North America during the first half of the year were down. It also saw sales impacted by the closure of multi-sport retail chains.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Fortified Bicycles offers simple, affordable bikes that are designed to be theft resistant and low maintenance. The company even offers a theft replacement warranty to help make potential customers in high theft areas more confident about investing in a new bike.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP has simplified its shipping policies by offering free ground shipping, predictable flat rate shipping for bikes, frames, and other oversized items, and an updated air shipping policy. The new policies will be effective Aug. 1.

Tagged Distributor news

NORTHVALE, N.J. (BRAIN) — Jamis and Nirve Bicycles, two brands owned by G. Joannou Cycles, have announced the hiring of several new staff members. 

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle Components is working with Levi's GranFondo to launch a "U24 Program," which will allow all persons under the age of 24 to ride the Fondo for free.

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Jay Clark and Herman Neudert are industry design veterans and longtime mountain bike riding buddies who lost touch with each other over the decades.

Photo by BrakeThrough Media.

ANNECY, France (BRAIN) — On the 40th anniversary of Mavic's first time supporting the Tour de France, the company announced that it has renewed its contract with Tour owner ASO through the 2022 edition of the race. 

Mavic's trademark yellow cars and motos provide neutral support at the race.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Two start-up bike industry brands each are taking inspiration from a popular blogger who promotes frugality and simple living, including a "bad-ass" lifestyle that involves lots of bike riding.

DENVER (BRAIN) — A Colorado lawmaker is taking inspiration from Oregon in floating the idea of a tax on bicycles.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike says The Circuit, its indoor electric bike test track, has sold out for the third year in a row and will be officially sponsored by Bosch.

Tagged Electric bike / Interbike

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Pinkbike.com has hired Brian Park as its head of editorial. Park most recently was global content marketing manager at Rocky Mountain Bicycles and editor in chief of Rocky Mountain's Trail Journal.

Tagged People / Media/Publishing

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — A U.S. District Court judge has refused to dismiss or relocate a patent infringement lawsuit that Fox Factory has filed against SRAM in California.

HARTFORD, Conn. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show have opened up new exhibitor registration for next year's show, which will be Feb. 16-18 in Hartford.

Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
OGC will take over from Cycles Lambert and Live to Play Sports in Canada.

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — DT Swiss has signed a multi-year distribution agreement with Outdoor Gear Canada for the Canadian market. OGC will take over distribution from both Cycles Lambert and Live to Play Sports in Canada.

Tagged Distributor news

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Chrome Industries has added marketing and product veterans Roberto Suarez and Gerben Gerritsen to its leadership team.

Tagged People

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes' next beer, bikes and biz gettogether is planned for next Thursday in Burbank, California. 

The DRAFT: LA Meetup is the latest stop in the group's nationwide series intended to bring together bike industry entrepreneurs.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Sally Jewell, the former Secretary of the Interior and former CEO of REI, will deliver the opening speech at the Outdoor Industry Association Industry Breakfast at Outdoor Retailer show this month.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

LAFAYETTE, Colo. (BRAIN) —  The National Bicycle Dealers Association has announced that Amelia Kegel, marketing manager for the Milwaukee retailer Wheel & Sprocket, has joined the NBDA's Board of Directors.

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Rossignol Group has moved all management of Time Sport in Canada to the group's Canadian headquarters in Montréal. The company also has appointed Spaso Sports to represent Time products at the wholesale level for Canada. Spaso also represents Felt, which Rossignol now owns.

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