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PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Electric Bike Expo has canceled this weekend's consumer test fest in Portland because Monday's total solar eclipse, which makes landfall south of the city, has wreaked havoc on its logistics.

Tagged Electric bike / Consumer Expos and Rides

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — The Arthritis Foundation's California Coast Classic Bike Tour fundraising ride will depart from San Francisco on Sept. 9 backed by presenting sponsor Amgen and a host of industry and non-endemic sponsors.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Consumer Expos and Rides

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Chris King Precision Components has suspended production of its Cielo frames, the company announced Tuesday.

LÉVIS, Québec (BRAIN) — Distributions Lyncée is now distributing the Italian brand of saddles San Marco throughout Canada. Canadian retailers will be able to start placing orders for products in this new range during the 2018 booking period with the first deliveries to stores beginning in winter 2018.

Tagged Distributor news

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Otto DesignWorks' Ottolock is now available to retailers through J&B Importers.

Webster.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized has hired Marcie Webster as its new leader of global retail.

Webster, who was most recently with The North Face, will focus on helping Specialized retailers "elevate store performance and integrate operations" with the company.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced the addition of a new area on the show floor that will feature short presentations running all day on various topics related to small-business operations, merchandising, training and more.

Tagged Interbike

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports Enterprises is now using Myagi to help train retail sales associates about its brands and product. ASE's brands include Fuji, Breezer, Kestrel, Oval Concepts, Phat and Tuesday Cycles.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Drew Medlock is joining Moots Cycles as its president, company owner Brent Whittington announced Monday.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Shimano American and Sampson Sports provided a custom road bike for a program that is expected to raise at least $9,000 for the Children's Hospital in Denver.

ONIGO DI PEDEROBBA, Italy (BRAIN) — The Italian shoe brand Northwave is beginning direct distribution in North America, ending sales through Hawley-Lambert.

Beginning next month, the brand will begin sales to U.S. dealers via its sales reps and its new Shop.Northwave.com B2B site.

Tagged Distributor news

FARMINGTON, Utah (BRAIN) — Vista Outdoor's sales in its Outdoor Products division — which includes Bell, Giro, CamelBak and Bollé sales — were down 6.5 percent organically in the first quarter.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

ASHLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — United Bicycle Institute has hired B Vivit, a graduate of the 2017 Quality Bicycle Products Women’s Mechanic Scholarship.

READING, Pa. (BRAIN) — Ben Serotta has been hired by the World Cycling League to lead the development of a cycling performance center, at the planned National Velodrome at Albright College in Reading.

CHICOUTIMI, Québec (BRAIN) — Devinci has added a second demo truck in the U.S. Chris "Charlie" Manea is the company's newest demo driver. He's visiting dealers and bike parks in Colorado, Utah, California, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico.

DUXBURY, Mass. (BRAIN) — Bern Unlimited has hired Christopher Lussier as the company's global vice president of sales and marketing.

QBP's Shawn Heidgen (left) with Leah Benson, the owner of Gladys Bikes.

TRUCKEE, Calif. (BRAIN) — QBP recognized several industry members at its recent SaddleDrive event at Northstar Resort here.

Camisasca and ECRM part ways due to changing market

SOLON, Ohio (BRAIN) — ECRM, the Ohio company that bought Lance Camisasca's PressCamp, has shut down the operation effective Wednesday due primarily to the ongoing weakness in the bicycle and outdoor markets.

Tagged PressCamp

MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — Eyewear manufacturer Julbo is the newest addition to The Bike Cooperative's network of supplier partners. Members of the retail cooperative will earn rebates on their purchases of Julbo eyewear and accessories, both direct and through distributors.

Company blames sales declines at mass and fewer closeouts in IBD channel for revenue drop in second quarter.

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries reported that second-quarter revenue was down 11 percent in its sports division, which includes its mass and IBD bike businesses, including Cannondale, Caloi, GT, Mongoose, Schwinn and Sugoi brands.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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