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SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — TSG Consumer Partners has acquired a minority share in the nutrition brand Nuun and Company.

Seattle-based Nuun was founded 13 years ago and is known best for its low-sugar electrolyte tablets. 

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — A tax plan released by the Senate majority leadership this week does away with a program that allows employers to reimburse workers, tax free, up to $20 per month for expenses related to bike commuting. The benefit has been in place since 2009 and it is continued in the House tax plan. 

FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Downeast Bicycle Specialists is slipping over the border into New Hampshire after 22 years in its location here. The distributor, owned by Hans Johnsen Company since 2013, said the new space is significantly larger and less remote.

Tagged Distributor news
The Leatt 3.5 Neck Brace was introduced at Eurobike.

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (BRAIN) — Protective brand Leatt Corporation saw a 17.8 percent sales increase in its third quarter, which ended Sept. 30, as well as an increase in revenues in the year to date.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Bike maker cites a variety of celebrity lawsuits as precedents in asking judge to dismiss the case.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (BRAIN) — In a legal motion that contains more A-list names than a TMZ report, Trek Bicycle's lawyers have responded to a trademark infringement case filed by a company that claims to own the rights to the late actor Chris Farley's name.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Martha Roskowski, PeopleForBikes' vice president for local innovation, has left the organization after six years.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Vintage Electric Bicycles is donating a custom-painted fire engine themed bicycle to North Bay wildfire relief effort. Vintage Electric joins the San Jose Sharks, Bell Helmets, GoPro, Timbuk2 and dozens of other contributors donating items will be auctioned at a charity dinner hosted by Black Sheep Brasserie on Monday.

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles has made a series of changes under its new ownership, Rossignol Group.

NEVERS, France (BRAIN) — Look Cycle Group has hired industry veteran Mike Gann as vice president of sales and marketing in the United States. Gann brings more than 25 years of experience spanning several facets of the business of cycling.

JULIAN, Calif. (BRAIN) — Clear Bicycle Company, the latest endeavor by industry veteran Skip Hess, has hired Steve Boehmke for sales and marketing support.

DETROIT (BRAIN) — The Detroit Fitness Foundation has announced that Lexus has paid for naming rights at its indoor multi-sport complex, which includes a 166-meter velodrome. The complex is officially named the Lexus Velodrome and is set to open to the public in January.

WEST HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Longtime cycling industry photographer Chris Hatounian was severely injured in a mountain bike accident last month while riding at Mt. Pinos, just north of Los Angeles.

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (BRAIN) — World Champion Peter Sagan will participate in a Nov. 28 ride to raise funds for the survivors of the Sonoma County wildfires. 

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. has hired industry veteran Chuck Sikora to represent the brand in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa.

Tagged People / Sales Reps

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Borealis Fat Bikes is the latest bike company to appear on a televised entrepreneurs show. Steve Kaczmarek, the brand's owner, appeared on CNBC's "Adventure Capitalists" during a prime-time episode Tuesday.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Canyon Bicycles will be the title sponsor of the 2018 Belgian Waffle Ride, the seventh edition of the more-than-140-mile road and off-road event.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool is launching its third annual Community Tool Grant Program, which awards 10 nonprofit bike programs with more than $1,400 in Park Tool products.

Park Tool is accepting applications from community-oriented, cycling-based programs.

The owner of Bell, Giro and CamelBak sees declines in its outdoor product and shooting sports divisions.
Some of Vista Outdoor's Outdoor Sports brands.

FARMINGTON, Utah (BRAIN) — Vista Outdoors, the owner of Bell, Giro, Blackburn, Bollé, CamelBak and other brands, saw a 9.1 percent decline in sales in its most recent quarter in its Outdoor Products division, which includes those brands.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) – Online registration has opened for the annual E-Bike Summit hosted by the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association and PeopleForBikes. The event, to be held Dec.

Tagged Electric bike

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycles is donating more than 250 bikes to kids in the Sonoma County community where wildfires have devastated many homes and businesses.

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