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PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Ruckus Composites said it is experiencing a surge in business growth, leading to the hiring of two new, full-time employees and one summer intern. The company was founded in 2008 to repair carbon bikes. 

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Tailwind Nutrition has been named a Colorado Company to Watch in 2017 by The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade.

LINCOLNWOOD, Ill. (BRAIN) — BMW has joined the Electric Bike Expo as an exhibitor beginning with its Chicago-area event, which opened Friday and continues through Sunday. BMW will be on board for the other four stops on the 2017 Expo tour, which include Burnsville, Minnesota, in July; Portland, Oregon, in August; Miami in October and Philadelphia in November.

Tagged Electric bike / Consumer Expos and Rides
The new Pivot Les 27.5 hardtail.

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Pivot had been scheduled to unveil the revamp of its Mach 4 Carbon model at Eurobike. But a robust early selling season for the original version of the lightweight 27.5-inch, 115-millimeter-travel bike, which debuted here at PressCamp three years ago, accelerated the time table.

Tagged PressCamp

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Consulting company CrankTank has added Adrian Montgomery as a new partner. CrankTank will broaden its service offerings to include public relations, social media marketing, content marketing, digital marketing and paid media planning.

Tagged People
Cox talks to an outdoor industry journalist after the panel discussion.

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — The election of Donald Trump contributed to the outdoor industry's decision to move its major trade show out of Utah after 21 years in the state, two state officials told journalists Wednesday.

Tagged PressCamp

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has a number of new initiatives on tap for this year’s show, including a new crowd-funding area called The Incubator, and a New Product Showcase area.

Tagged Events / Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Outdoor and bike industry journos will question Utah state officials on land policy Wednesday.
BOA sponsored the opening reception and gave a presentation about its technology and focus.

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — PressCamp, which opened Tuesday here, gives cycling journalists an opportunity to listen to stories about brands and products that rarely get told at trade shows and other events — stories, truth be told, that are not best recounted in brief same-day web coverage like this.

Tagged PressCamp

TETON VALLEY, Idaho (BRAIN) — The founders of Fitzgerald’s Bicycles, Scott and Jannine Fitzgerald, launched a second Kickstarter campaign to expand on their book “B is For Bicycles” and podcast series, which encourages kids to ride their bike.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes today launched its latest consumer campaign, Bike Days of Summer, with the goal of motivating more ridership this summer. The promotion features four different days focused on inspirational reasons to get out and ride.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (BRAIN) — The MTBparks Pass is now available for the 2017 season.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Lululemon Athletica has made a minority investment in cycling apparel company 7mesh Industries.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRIAN) — The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame nominating committee has made its selections for the MBHOF ballot for this year’s inductees. Voting opened and will continue until midnight July 15.

Tagged Awards
MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — Joey Sivilla, a former painter for Guru Cycles, has opened a bike paint, repair and restoration business here, specializing in creative custom finishes.
 

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Framebuilder Supply has purchased Bikelugs.com and production rights and tooling for the framebuilding products designed by Kirk Pacenti, including his fork crowns and lugs.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

NEW YORK CITY (BRAIN) — The National Association of City Transportation Officials will hold a free webinar Monday on how close calls and aggressive drivers affect bike use.

BOSTON (BRAIN) — The North American Bikeshare Association has hired its first executive director, Samantha Herr.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People

AVON, Colo. (BRAIN) — A brevet event planned for this weekend is a low-key "investment" event that will lay the foundation for more ambitious events in the future, said Michael McCormack, who also produces the Breck Epic.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Camber Outdoors has announced the finalists for Pitchfest 2017 a competition intended to drive innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship among women with a passion for the outdoors. Women-led small businesses apply to showcase their plans to industry leaders and investors.

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