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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.

Tagged PressCamp

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.

Tagged MAP

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.

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.

Tagged Events

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.

Tagged Sales Reps
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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.

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