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IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles has promoted Michael White to senior marketing and communications manager.

MIAMI (BRAIN) — Quad Lock, an Australian based brand, has announced J&B Importers as a distribution partner for their smartphone cycling mounts in the U.S.

J&B will provide nationwide sales and support for Quad Lock from its 11 fulfillment centers.

Tagged Distributor news

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — Canadian sporting goods distributor Raymond Lanctôt Ltd. has acquired British Columbia-based cycling distributor NRG Enterprises.

Tagged Distributor news

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Following the opening of BTI's new distribution center in Reno, Nevada, on May 1, the company is now debuting a revamped version of its suspension and disc brake repair center at the facility.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Starting this month J&B Importers is distributing the complete Maxima Racing Oils Bike line from all 11 of its distribution centers.

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike is working with its sister trade show, RFID Journal LIVE!, to offer the bike industry a seminar on RFID technology at this year's show.

Tagged Interbike

TAMPA, Fla. (BRAIN) — Ironman, the owner of the Ironman triathlon brand and related holdings, has acquired Competitor Group Holdings, Inc., which owns the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series and media titles including VeloNews, Women's Running, Triathlete, and Competitor. CGI also owns the Race IT event registration service.

Doppelt Fund grants are designed to fill financial gaps.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has awarded over $100,000 in grants through its Doppelt Family Trail Development Fund, which supports small, regional projects that are vital to trail systems but often fall through the cracks of traditional funding streams.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Cycling Sports Group has appointed Jason Brown as the director of North America sales for Sugoi and Dennis Kim as the director of marketing for Sugoi. Both will report to Ian Domaas, Sugoi's vice president and general manager. 

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Perry Kramer, whose initials are immortalized in SE Bike's PK Ripper BMX model, is returning to the brand, which is now owned by ASI.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Mike Mercuri and Jeff Shupe — two of SRAM's six co-founders — are transitioning into new roles at the component brand. Both are celebrating 30 years with the brand this year.

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Photo from Crested Butte's 401 Trail by Trent Bona.

GUNNISON, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Association is using a mobile app to promote its vast trail network and encourage mountain bikers to try out all 750 miles of trails in the area.

Updated with services information.

OMAHA, Neb. (BRAIN) — Sean Weide, a longtime press officer and communications manager for pro road racing teams, died unexpectedly on Tuesday. He was 49.

New exhibitors include Campy, Zipp and Pivot.

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Canyon Bicycles has decided to pull out of next month's Bike PressCamp, saying it's too busy to participate this year. 

Organizers of the PressCamp noted that several new brands — including Campagnolo, Zipp and Pivot — have recently decided to attend the event, however.

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BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Swiftwick is now working with ORIS Intelligence to help monitor and enforce its Minimum Advertised Price policy.

ORIS Intelligence will enable Swiftwick to monitor the internet to prevent price erosion.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — At Monday's Memorial Day Parade here, two Purple Heart veterans will help lead the Purple Heart Foundation float on recumbent tricycles provided by TerraTrike.

NEW YORK CITY (BRAIN) — The Ride On For Red Nose Day event wrapped up this week, with nearly 800 miles covered and $225,000 raised to help end childhood poverty.

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The inaugural UCI Urban Cycling World Championships will be held in November in Chengdu, China. The event will include Mountain Bike Eliminator (XCE), Trials and BMX Freestyle Park competitions.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) —  The application period for International Mountain Bicycling Association Ride Centers will open June 1 and run through July 31. The program gives IMBA Ride Center designations to communities showing a commitment to mountain bikers and places to ride.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
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.

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