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NEW YORK (BRAIN) — For duty purposes, bike cassettes are once again being treated just like freewheels — exempt from all duty requirements, thanks to a recent ruling by the U.S. Court of International Trade.

John Oldale (right).

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. has hired industry veteran John Oldale as its new international sales & marketing manager. He will oversee Marin distributor sales in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, as well as European marketing.

Win Allen of Win's Wheels was last year's winner

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike will hold the second annual Mechanics Challenge presented by Park Tool to test mechanics’ ability to complete several tasks at this year’s show.

Tagged Interbike

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling has Scott Schnitzspahn as the organization's vice president of elite athletics. Schnitzspahn was most recently the high performance director at the U.S. Olympic Committee.

MENDHAM, N.J. (BRAIN) — Van Dessel Cycles has announced Dirt City Cycle Supply as their new exclusive Canadian distributor effective immediately.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) —The League of American Bicyclists has recognized 60 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses, a list that includes major banks, an NFL stadium, bike share organizations, bike retailers and manufacturers.

Interbike also announces racing schedule and music performances.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Major brands including Cannondale, Santa Cruz, 3T, Pivot Cycles, Campagnolo, Shimano, and SRAM have committed to attend Interbike's second edition of its Fall CycloFest, a four-day event held at the U.S. National Whitewater Center just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — VeloNews said it has audience growth this summer through its new digital offerings, including its FastTalk podcast, VeloNews Podcast and The VeloNews Show (video).

Tagged Media/Publishing

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — The North American Bikeshare Association is producing a three-day conference later this month. The organization's fourth annual conference will gather bike share companies and community officials from around the world to discuss best practices and the future of bikeshare, the group said.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

SAN JOSE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Blue Book has added two new members to its business development team. Gary Thornton, based in Philadelphia, will cover the Northeast territory and Will Stoffel, based in Memphis, will cover the Southeast territory.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Electric Bike Expo has canceled this weekend's consumer test fest in Portland because Monday's total solar eclipse, which makes landfall south of the city, has wreaked havoc on its logistics.

Tagged Electric bike / Consumer Expos and Rides

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — The Arthritis Foundation's California Coast Classic Bike Tour fundraising ride will depart from San Francisco on Sept. 9 backed by presenting sponsor Amgen and a host of industry and non-endemic sponsors.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Consumer Expos and Rides

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Chris King Precision Components has suspended production of its Cielo frames, the company announced Tuesday.

LÉVIS, Québec (BRAIN) — Distributions Lyncée is now distributing the Italian brand of saddles San Marco throughout Canada. Canadian retailers will be able to start placing orders for products in this new range during the 2018 booking period with the first deliveries to stores beginning in winter 2018.

Tagged Distributor news

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Otto DesignWorks' Ottolock is now available to retailers through J&B Importers.

Webster.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized has hired Marcie Webster as its new leader of global retail.

Webster, who was most recently with The North Face, will focus on helping Specialized retailers "elevate store performance and integrate operations" with the company.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced the addition of a new area on the show floor that will feature short presentations running all day on various topics related to small-business operations, merchandising, training and more.

Tagged Interbike

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports Enterprises is now using Myagi to help train retail sales associates about its brands and product. ASE's brands include Fuji, Breezer, Kestrel, Oval Concepts, Phat and Tuesday Cycles.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Drew Medlock is joining Moots Cycles as its president, company owner Brent Whittington announced Monday.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Shimano American and Sampson Sports provided a custom road bike for a program that is expected to raise at least $9,000 for the Children's Hospital in Denver.

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