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MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Saris Cycling Group is expanding its portfolio of bicycle infrastructure products with the acquisition of Bike Fixtation.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Technologies International is now distirbuting products from the Canadian-based brand OneUp Components. BTI said it has received its first order of OneUp products in its warehouse.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BRAIN) — CycloFest, Interbike’s mixed trade and consumer demo event held at the U.S. National Whitewater Center here, brought together bike enthusiasts, local trail riders and families from all over the Southeast for the event, which wrapped up on Sunday.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
The BRAIN Dealer Tour will visit eight shops in Charlotte on the first two days.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Retailer crew has landed in the Southeast for our second and final Dealer Tour of 2016.

Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour / Events

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Haibike has signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement to be the first official e-bike sponsor of the Sea Otter Classic. Haibike will also return in 2017 and 2018 as the official sponsor of the Haibike eMTB Race ePowered by Bosch.

Tagged Electric bike / Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (BRAIN) — CycloFest seemed a natural draw for retailers in the immediate region who might view the Vegas trade show as a trip too far while their shops are still busy in September. But the event’s 100-plus exhibitors and slate of educational sessions — plus a network of world-class trails — inspired several retailers to trek a half-day or more to the event’s first edition.

Tagged Events / Consumer Expos and Rides / Interbike

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (BRAIN) — Rebecca Rusch, seven-time world champion and renowned “Queen of Pain,” will ride from CycloFest in Charlotte, North Carolina, to a Red Bull function in Nashville, Tennessee, to raise awareness about bike safety and PeopleForBikes.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — The Amer Cycling Group, a division of parent company Amer Sports, has announced changes to advertising, distribution and e-commerce policies for authorized dealers of Enve and Mavic brands.

Tagged MAP

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bravo Sports Corp. has acquired Nutcase, the Portland, Oregon-based urban helmet brand known for its colorful designs. 

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
More than 1,150 retail buyers pre-registered for new Southeast festival’s opening trade days.

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (BRAIN) — Some 115 exhibitors have come to the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte for Interbike’s inaugural CycloFest Southeast trade and consumer festival, which begins Thursday and runs through Sunday.

Tagged Events / Consumer Expos and Rides / Interbike

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — The Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers Association show is growing in size to fit companies interested in exhibiting at the February show, which is set to return to the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, a suburb about an hour outside of Chicago.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / CABDA
Voters to pass or reject billions of dollars toward bike paths, programs.
Dealer Tour Atlanta riders along the city's BeltLine trail.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — While the final presidential debate before the November election is set to take place tonight, the industry should also be aware of 20 city and local county ballot measures that are up for votes and could greatly impact funding for bike paths and trails.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

BOISE, Idaho (BRAIN) — Hippy Tech, renowned for providing service on current as well as long-outdated forks and shocks, has closed. Over the last 15 years company founder Jerry Vanderpool said he has turned around more than 5,000 shocks.

Tagged Sales Reps

SOLON, Ohio (BRAIN) — Bike PressCamp Summer 2017 will return to Park City, Utah’s Deer Valley Resort June 19-23. Next June’s PressCamp will mark the 8th continuous edition to be held in Park City.

Tagged PressCamp

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — The 2017 season has hardly begun and the industry’s two biggest suppliers — Trek and Specialized — are already re-pricing their bicycles. Specialized prices went up; Trek’s prices went down.

NEW BOSTON, N.H. (BRAIN) — Shred and Slytech, brands that design and produce high-end helmets, eyewear and body protection, have hired SOAR Communications to handle their public relations and brand communications.

Seminars to focus on evolution of retail.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The IBD Summit, presented by Interbike, PeopleForBikes, the NBDA, and the BPSA, is now open for registration. Organizers also said the majority of the conference content has been confirmed.

Tagged IBD Summit
Rittschof leaving company; Schroeder, Guzik and Immel promoted.

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Dorel’s Cycling Sports Group announced that it is appointing Henning Schroeder as global vice president product for CSG and Brian Immel to global vice president of marketing, CSG.

Tagged People

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes has promoted Tom Jackson to national sales manager, IBD. Jackson has been with Marin since 2010.

Tagged People

SOLON, Ohio (BRAIN) — ECRM will hold two Outdoor PressCamp events next year, to introduce new outdoor products to industry reporters and editors.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / PressCamp


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