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DENVER (BRAIN) — A Colorado lawmaker is taking inspiration from Oregon in floating the idea of a tax on bicycles.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike says The Circuit, its indoor electric bike test track, has sold out for the third year in a row and will be officially sponsored by Bosch.

Tagged Electric bike / Interbike

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Pinkbike.com has hired Brian Park as its head of editorial. Park most recently was global content marketing manager at Rocky Mountain Bicycles and editor in chief of Rocky Mountain's Trail Journal.

Tagged People / Media/Publishing

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — A U.S. District Court judge has refused to dismiss or relocate a patent infringement lawsuit that Fox Factory has filed against SRAM in California.

HARTFORD, Conn. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show have opened up new exhibitor registration for next year's show, which will be Feb. 16-18 in Hartford.

Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
OGC will take over from Cycles Lambert and Live to Play Sports in Canada.

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — DT Swiss has signed a multi-year distribution agreement with Outdoor Gear Canada for the Canadian market. OGC will take over distribution from both Cycles Lambert and Live to Play Sports in Canada.

Tagged Distributor news

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Chrome Industries has added marketing and product veterans Roberto Suarez and Gerben Gerritsen to its leadership team.

Tagged People

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes' next beer, bikes and biz gettogether is planned for next Thursday in Burbank, California. 

The DRAFT: LA Meetup is the latest stop in the group's nationwide series intended to bring together bike industry entrepreneurs.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Sally Jewell, the former Secretary of the Interior and former CEO of REI, will deliver the opening speech at the Outdoor Industry Association Industry Breakfast at Outdoor Retailer show this month.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

LAFAYETTE, Colo. (BRAIN) —  The National Bicycle Dealers Association has announced that Amelia Kegel, marketing manager for the Milwaukee retailer Wheel & Sprocket, has joined the NBDA's Board of Directors.

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Rossignol Group has moved all management of Time Sport in Canada to the group's Canadian headquarters in Montréal. The company also has appointed Spaso Sports to represent Time products at the wholesale level for Canada. Spaso also represents Felt, which Rossignol now owns.

Company establishes award in honor of Bill Kaplan.

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (BRAIN) — Yakima recognized its top reps at its 2018 sales meeting last month, naming Pacific Rep Works as its Agency of the Year, and recognized longtime Yakima representative Bill Kaplan with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

RAPID CITY, S.D. (BRAIN) — Strider recently formed the Strider Education Foundation, a nonprofit corporation with a primary purpose of distributing Strider Bikes to children with mental, physical, or financial challenges, through organizations committed to teaching them how to ride.

TYLER, Texas (BRAIN) — Cobb Cycling has hired Scott Warren as its senior product manager.

Tagged People

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Echos Communications has hired bicycle industry veteran Brian Fornes as senior account manager for the bike division.

Tagged People

MADRID (BRAIN) — Indoor trainer manufacturer Bkool SL has hired Brian Orloff to head up its new U.S. office and warehouse, which will handle sales, marketing and customer service.

Tagged People

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Highway Two has hired two new field reps: a company-direct rep in the Mid-Atlantic and an independent rep in New England.

James Mattock is the new company-direct rep and Marc Sheehan has taken the independent rep role in New England.

Tagged Sales Reps

DENVER (BRAIN) — Gates Corporation has hired Justin Hawkins, a former product testing manager and account executive at Pearl Izumi, as a market specialist in the Gates Carbon Drive bicycle division.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Camber Outdoors has launched a new job board as part of the Camber Outdoors Career Center.

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Dan Delehanty will become new general manager in North America for the bike brands Focus and Kalkhoff — both brands belonging to Derby Cycle, which is part of Pon.Bike.

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