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VeloNews' Kristen Legan tackles a climb on the Beehive Ride. Photo: Meg McMahon

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Clement Cycling, Eddy Merckx and other brands joined forces to host cycling journalists on a three-day, 200-mile gravel ride ahead of this year's show.

Tagged Interbike
Pivot Cycles sent out a record 247 bike demos on Monday.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Exhibitors report slow overall retail traffic Monday, but some improvement on the second day at Bootleg Canyon.

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Tuesday Cycles offers cruisers and town-style bikes.
Tuesday Cycles' August 1 bike

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International (ASI) is launching Tuesday Cycles, a new lifestyle brand of cruisers, comfort and lifestyle bikes, this week at Interbike. 

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (BRAIN) — has hired industry veteran Chris McLaren as its chief sales officer. McLaren most recently served as managing director at BMC USA.

The Demo got underway Monday at Bootleg Canyon.

Here's a few scheduled activities for the first two days of Interbike week in Las Vegas. Be sure to pick up a copy of the Show Daily on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for a full schedule of events fot those days. We will also publish a link to the electronic editions of each Show Daily.

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Company adds mobile vans as purchase and delivery option.

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Accell North America is now working with mobile bike shop franchisee operator Beeline Bikes to fulfill consumer orders made on its website.

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BROOMFIELD, Colo. (BRAIN) — SealSkinz has hired Brendan Collins to be national accounts manager. He reports to the company's U.S. manager, Shawn Pritchett.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — is hosting the first English-language showing of "Sven: The Final Year," a documentary about the final pro racing season of Sven Nys, one of the most successful cyclocross racers of all time.

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BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — RockyMounts has appointed Rod Judd to the newly created position of sales director. Judd is a former associate director of development at IMBA.

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (BRAIN) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard recently recognized Strider Sports Int'l., Inc., with the state's Distinguished Service Award for its contributions to the rehabilitation and employment of South Dakotans with disabilities.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Gita Sporting Goods Ltd. has hired Mark McCormack as its independent sales representative for Giordana in-line and custom clothing, Pinarello bicycles and Pegoretti frames in the New England territory.

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SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Dr. Stacy Sims, a co-founder of the Osmo Nutrition company, is now working with Nuun and Co. on hydration education, product innovation and clean living initiatives.

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LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley has hired two new sales rep: Monica Davis for Eastern and Southern North Carolina/South Carolina, and Dominic Galenti for the Greater Los Angeles area.

Davis has 10 years of experience in the bicycle industry, including sales and management at Michelin and Giant.

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DORSET, England (BRAIN) — British bike care brand Muc-Off has hired Tony Zanca to oversee all sales and marketing activities for the brand in the U.S. Zanca, who most recently was an account manager for Hawley Lambert — Muc-Off's North American distributor — will work from Southern California. 

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Diamondback Bicycles has introduced a series of educational cycling videos and articles featuring TV personality Bill Nye. The videos are aimed at simplifying the sport to get more people riding bikes, the company said.

The video series, "Let's Ride with Bill Nye," launched Tuesday.

NEW BOSTON, N.H. (BRAIN) — Anomaly Action Sports, the parent of Shred Optics and Slytech Protection, has hired Jeff Gilberti for the newly-created position of executive vice president of business development.

RICHMOND, Calif. (BRAIN) — The German component brand Syntace has named Cycle Monkey its U.S. service partner, distributor, and brand manager.

Syntace joins Cycle Monkey's other  German brands Rohloff, Tout Terrain, Cinq5, and Schlumpf.

Tagged Distributor news

BIG FLATS, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Stan's NoTubes has hired ORIS Intelligence to monitor online minimum advertised prices (MAP) for its line of tubeless bicycle wheels, rims, sealant and other related products.

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MIAMI (BRAIN) — Miami-based J&B Importers is endorsing the inaugural Titan Tropic, a five-stage mountain bike race to be held in December this year in Cuba. Several J&B staff members will participate in the event.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — TerraTrike, which claims to be the world's largest manufacturer of recumbent trikes, is now distributing some hard to find tire sizes from Schwalbe.


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