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Awards will be given for innovation and excellence in product, retail, and advocacy. Gala replaced with show floor awards.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — This year's Interbike Awards will focus on excellence in product, retail, and advocacy and will no longer include awards to athletes and supplier performance.

Tagged Awards / Interbike
Company seeks growth through acquisitions in consolidating trade show industry.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — In its first conference call with investors since its public offering in April, Emerald Expositions president and CEO David Loechner was optimistic about growth through acquisitions of shows and further consolidation in the B2B trade show industry.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports / Interbike
US Bureau of Land Management photo.

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — On the eve of a deadline for public comments, outdoor industry suppliers, retailers and trade groups are urging support for maintaining National Monument status for the Bears Ears region, a 1.35 million acre expanse in Utah.  

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes says President Trump's 2018 proposed budget is not good for bicycling. The group said the budget proposes to cut overall funding for the Department of the Interior by 5.3 percent and the Department of Transportation by 16 percent.

The Connecticut cyclocross festival will include a dealer-media expo.

THOMPSON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Registration has opened for expo exhibitors at the KMC Cross Fest, an event to be held Sept. 28-Oct. 1 at Thompson Speedway here.

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CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Consumer-direct brand Canyon USA has joined Camber Outdoors, an organization that works to elevate and accelerate women's leadership and participation in the outdoor industry.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Nuun and company is expanding the availability of its latest line, Performance, into Canada.

NORTHVALE, N.J. (BRAIN) — G. Joannou Cycles has added two new members to its sales team for its Jamis and Nirve brands: Jason McCormack and Mark Hubbell.

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MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Specialized Foundation has made grants to 20 more schools across the country for its Riding for Focus program.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes and representatives from the bike industry spent two days here last week for two executive fly-ins and the first-ever PeopleForBikes Congressional Bike Fest.

SPRINGBORO, Ohio (BRAIN) — System Cycle Supply is the new exclusive U.S. distributor of the BMX brand Verde Bikes.

System’s brand lineup now includes DK Bicycles, Airborne Cycles, Wise Components, Daily Grind, TSG, and DUO Brand.

Tagged Distributor news
Fabian Cancellara will be featured in Gore Wear marketing.

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Gore is combining its two clothing brands to form one brand, "GORE wear," for the 2018 spring/summer product line.

DETROIT (BRAIN) — Detroit Bikes is now shipping its bikes fully assembled from its factory in the Motor City. Shipments of five units can be delivered anywhere in the continental U.S. in floor-ready condition at no extra charge.

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) - Bike magazine has promoted Nicole Formosa to editor-in-chief, and hired Travis Engel as gear editor.

Tagged Media/Publishing

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike has hired Fred Brooks as sales manager. 

Tagged People / Sales Reps

LAFAYETTE, Colo. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association has hired Jeff Donaldson as the general manager/school director for the Barnett Bicycle Institute. The NBDA purchased BBI in September last year and has been working with school founder John Barnett, who remains a consultant, to fill his role.

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has released the content schedule for its third annual Fit Symposium, which will be held in Las Vegas the day prior to the opening of this year's Interbike Expo.

Tagged Interbike

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Time Sport has hired Simbol Communications as its agency of record for public relations and marketing services in the U.S.

MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — Primal is the latest brand to join The Bike Cooperative's network of supplier partners. Effective immediately, members of the retailer co-op will earn rebates on direct purchases of Primal clothing and accessories.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Steve Brawley has left Bicycling magazine, where he has spent the past 11 years of his career, most recently as national cycling manager. His last day at the Rodale publication was Friday.

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