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Posted November 18, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Walton Family Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to PeopleForBikes in support of its Business Network.

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Posted November 18, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Saris is now accepting votes for the best bike-related poster in its Saris 5th Grade Poster Contest. The winner of the contest will get a free trip to the National Bike Summit in Washington next year. 

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Posted November 18, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Helmet brand Nutcase is accepting submissions this month for its third annual Nutcase Unframed promotion. Anybody can submit helmet designs for a chance to win a cash prize and to put their art on helmets offered across the globe in 2017.

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Posted November 18, 2015

PASO ROBLES, Calif. (BRAIN) — The second annual Eroica California, the U.S. edition of Italy's L'Eroica, will be held April 8-10.

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Posted November 17, 2015

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Selle Royal North America is the latest bike industry company to set up shop in this community north of Salt Lake City.

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Posted November 17, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Technologies International is now distributing Velo saddles to U.S. dealers.

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Posted November 17, 2015

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America, the U.S. affiliate of the Italian bicycle wheel and tire manufacturer, has expanded its North American sales team with the appointment of the Tsunami Sales Group.

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Posted November 17, 2015

MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — Members of the The Bike Coooperative can now earn rebates on purchases of products from the women's clothing brand Moxie Cycling Co.

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Posted November 17, 2015

GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN) — Michelin has launched a bicycle industry purchase program tailored for employees of bike stores in the United States. The program provides a discount on Michelin bicycle tires and is being handled by Quality Bicycle Products, one of Michelin's tire distributors.

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Posted November 16, 2015
Fox/Easton/Race Face product bundles will be easier.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory has agreed to guarantee earn-out payments to the investors who sold it RFE Holding (the holding company for Race Face and Easton Cycling)  a year ago. The guarantee allows Fox to further integrate the brands. 

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Posted November 16, 2015

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Consumer-direct mountain bike brand YT Industries has expanded its presence in North America by opening a new service center in Montréal that will serve the Canadian market. 

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Posted November 16, 2015
The first page of Wellgo's patent.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Taiwan-based Wellgo Pedal Corp. is suing Tern Bicycles, Mikashima Industrial, and a New York City retailer over alleged patent infringment involving a quick release pedal.

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Posted November 16, 2015

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Enve has introduced a new rim and wheels that are specifically made for cyclocross racing.

The new Enve CX rim is available in tubular only and disc brake only. It is designed to be more forgiving over rough and variable terrain.

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Posted November 16, 2015

MISSOULA, Mont. (BRAIN) — Adventure Cycling Association will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2016, and is planning a weekend of overnight bike travel across the U.S. and Canada next June to mark the occasion.

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Posted November 16, 2015

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Abus Mobile Security, Inc. has launched a new North American website that includes more product information, how-to videos and other features. It includes a Buy Local Now button on all bicycle product pages, directling consumers to a local retailer.

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Posted November 16, 2015

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industry Association will host a webinar Thursday to help outdoor suppliers and retailers learn more about the Trans-Pacific Partnership and how it might affect their businesses. President Obama released text of the agreement to the public last week.

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Posted November 16, 2015

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists announced 55 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Communities. Eighteen communities received their first BFC award, while 17 new communities received a Bronze designmation and one, Hennepin County, Minnesota, received its first Silver designation.

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Posted November 13, 2015

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory Holding Corp. has closed on the previously announced acquisition of the assets of Marzocchi's mountain bike product lines.

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Posted November 13, 2015
Young is a 23-year veteran of Shimano American.
Jeff Young

NORTHVALE, N.J. (BRAIN) — G Joannou Cycle has hired Jeffrey Young as executive vice president of sales. Young will start Nov. 16 and be responsible for GJC's Jamis and Nirve domestic sales operations.

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Posted November 13, 2015

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Seattle Bike Supply will stop distributing Shimano components by the end of November.

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