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FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — New Belgium Brewing's "Fat Tire presents the Tour de Fat" is back for its 18th season and will include events in 33 cities this year. The events center around beer, music, and bikes and kick off May 20 in Asheville, N.C. and wrap up Oct. 7 in Tempe, Arizona.

The ShockStop stem.

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Redshift Sports, a Philadelphia company with roots in triathlon, is now having its components distributed by QBP. Redshift offers the ShockStop suspension stem, Quick-Release Aerobars, Dual-Position Seatpost, and a line of accessories. QBP will carry all of them.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — RockyMounts' president, Bruno Maier, will be leaving the company at the end of this month to return to Ohio to be closer to his family. In mid-April, he'll be taking on an entrepreneurial role with a company in the outdoor industry, he said.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Sara Jarrell has been appointed SRAM's women's program coordinator. The new position will focus on educating women and developing complementary excitement around SRAM, RockShox and Zipp products.

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — TerraTrike, a manufacturer of recumbent tricycles and tricycle accessories, is expanding its dealer sales team with the addition of Jessie Gater.

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SUN VALLEY, Idaho (BRAIN) — Assos of Switzerland is now sponsoring mountain biker Rebecca Rusch as a brand ambassador and sponsored rider who will participate in product development.

WESTPORT, Conn. (BRAIN) — Compass Diversified Holdings, which once owned Fox Factory and CamelBak, has sold off its last remaining shares of Fox.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Elliptical bicycle maker Elliptigo is partnering with the mobile repair franchise Velofix to provide service.

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LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (BRAIN) — The waterproof breathable fabric maker eVent has become a Bluesign system partner, meaning it has passed a Bluesign factory audit for worker safety, responsible use of resources, and environmental performance improvement. 

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (BRAIN) — Friends of bicycle advocate and writer Alan Snel have started a fund raising campaign to help him with medical and living expenses following an incident last week when he was hit by a car while riding his bike.

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Beeline has changed its order fulfillment strategy with Amazon to offer free assembly and setup in eligible locations for bikes purchased for $500 or more at the e-commerce giant.

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FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — Nominations for induction to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame are being accepted through April 15.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy will hold its fifth annual Opening Day for Trails on Saturday, April 8, and expects as many as 20,000 people to participate in family-friendly events connected to the promotion on that day.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (BRAIN) — Küat Racks is working with the National Forest Foundation to fulfill its pledge to plant 40,000 trees this year.

Best In Show winner Peacock Groove.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — It’s been called the epicenter of bike innovation. And as you walk the aisles of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, it’s easy to see why. From radical to subtle, the artistry is wide-ranging.

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The builders' show wrapped up its 13th edition Sunday in Salt Lake. Next year's event is in Hartford, Connecticut.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Tracking down Don Walker for an interview was no easy task. As the show has grown, he’s got more to keep on top of.

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Sara Fortune and her father Phil Hendrickson in 2014.

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Phil Hendrickson, the father-in-law of Saris Cycling Goup founder Chris Fortune and father to Sara Fortune, has died at 97.

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PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Rotating Mass Media has announced the departure of Adam Newman, the editor in chief of Bicycle Times. The publisher said it will stop publishing Bicycle Times as a print magazine, at least temporarily, but the title's website will continue.

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MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — During an earnings call Thursday afternoon East Coast time, Dorel executives reassured financial analysts that despite revenue losses in the cycling division, the company is working on maintaining profitability through a number of moves including price increases at Caloi, inventory reduction to improve margins, and cost cutting through restructuring.

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BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Breck Epic mountain bike stage race are planning a summit during this year's race that will focus on backcountry recreation and related topics. The Adventurism Summit will be a gathering of "advocacy organizations, land managers, athletes, pundits, authors, journalists and filmmakers," they said.


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