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MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN) — The German protective gear brand EVOC has adopted a minimum advertised price policy for the U.S. and Canada. The company said it will sell only to authorized wholesalers, retailers, internet retailers and distributors. The policy goes into effect immediately.

Tagged MAP

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — For the first time, this year's Philly Bike Expo will include pre-show industry-only access, along with free admission for bike shop owners and related vendors, suppliers and sales reps. Qualified registrants gain early entry to the expo on Nov. 4 and 5 and receive invitations to exclusive nighttime social events.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Tradeshows and conferences

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — RockyMounts has hired Karla Knight for the position of creative marketing director. Knight will report to Rod Judd, the company's sales director.

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Scott Montgomery has formed a consulting company working within the bike and outdoor industries.

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Vittoria has launched the Commuter Guarantee, which provides free inner tubes to any customer who flats a Vittoria Randonneur, Revolution, Adventure, or Trail commuter series tire.

Show says its Payback program is drawing in exhibitors.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has opened registration for all attendees, including retailers, distributors and media.

Tagged Interbike

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Dorel Inc.’s bike division on Friday reported a drop in first-quarter revenue but said operating profit almost doubled to $10.1 million as margins improved and the division’s restructuring, including a 4 percent workforce reduction, reaped benefits. 

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

FLETCHER, N.C. (BRAIN) — Cane Creek Cycling Components will sell five specially painted HELM suspension forks that were made for demo use at last month's Sea Otter Classic. The company is selling the forks for $900 each and donating $500 from each sale to the International Mountain Bicycling Association.

Tagged Sea Otter Classic

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association is sponsoring the Filmed by Bike festival, which begins Friday in Portland and includes a national road tour following the three-day event.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycles has become a premier partner of Project Bike Tech, a project that uses bicycle education as a conduit to teach core academics, enhance lives, create career opportunities and inspire new generations to be passionate about bikes.

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (BRAIN) — Dakine has appointed Gabe Schroder to the role of mountain bike marketing manager. 

Schroder managed the ski and bike marketing programs at Smith for 10 years.

Tagged People
Still room for more exhibitors, organizer ECRM says; Canyon Bicycles signs on.

SOLON, Ohio (BRAIN) — Bike PressCamp organizer ECRM said Thursday that it saw a surge in exhibitor signups last month coming out of the Sea Otter Classic, and now has 21 brands set to attend the June 19-23 event.

Tagged Events / PressCamp / Electric bike

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory Holdings reported a 32.6 percent increase in sales in its fiscal first quarter and has raised its guidance for the second quarter and the full fiscal year, for both sales and earnings.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — The standards organization ASTM is holding a meeting of its F08 Committee on Sports Equipment, Playing Surfaces and Facilities from May 9-11. The committee's bike-related groups will meet May 10.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Blackout Distribution has recently hired Chris Way as the warehouse manager of Blackout BMX, overseeing the warehouse operations and driving warehouse progression.

Tagged Distributor news

PORTLAND, Ore., and WATERTOWN, Mass. (BRAIN) — Chris King Precision Components and Seven Cycles Inc. have expanded their partnership beyond their long-running OEM relationship to include collaborative marketing, market intelligence and new product releases, the companies announced Wednesday.

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) —  Garmin on Wednesday reported a 2 percent gain in first-quarter revenue, to $639 million, as sales growth in its outdoor, marine and aviation segments countered declines in fitness and automotive sales.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

DETROIT (BRAIN) —  Detroit’s new public bike share system, set to launch in late May, will be named MoGo, Detroit Bike Share — inspired by the city’s heritage as the Motor City and the home of the Motown sound.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

NORTHVALE, N.J. (BRAIN) — G. Joannou Cycle was among 10 winners nationwide in FedEx's Small Business Grant Contest.

GJC will receive a $7,500 grant and $1,000 in FedEx Office services from the program, which is designed to help small businesses grow.

BTI, Downeast and Hans Johnsen join Hawley Lambert.

DALLAS (BRAIN) — U.K.-based Muc-Off has added three new distributors in the U.S.: BTI, Hans Johnsen Company and Downeast Bicycle Specialists. The three join Hawley Lambert, which has distributed Muc-Off since 2014. 

Muc-Off products will be available from all four distributors effective May 15.

Tagged Distributor news

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