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COCHRANE, Alberta (BRAIN) — Dynastream Innovations, the inventor of the ANT wireless protocol, is now operating as Garmin Canada Inc. Dynastream has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Garmin for more than 11 years.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products is introducing the QBP Service Summit, an event in January 2019 for service department leaders that will include strategies and tools to increase profitability.

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group announced flat sales for the first half of 2018, with North American sales down sharply over the same period last year due to the loss of Dick's Sporting Goods sales.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cannondale has launched a new website with features that allow consumers to research which nearby retailers have the bike they want in stock, among other new features. 

Tagged Web/Internet

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. (BRAIN) — Kopin, the maker of the Solos smart glasses, is now sponsoring the Ironman North America and Ironman World Championships, where Solos will be the "Official Smart Glasses."

The sponsorship agreement starts at the Ironman Lake Place this weekend. 

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Emerald Expositions Events, Inc. has promoted Justin Gottlieb to vice president and group show director for Emerald's cycling and sports licensing shows, which includes Interbike and the Sports Licensing and Tailgate Show in Las Vegas.

Tagged People / Interbike

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — CamelBak has hired Greg Williamson as its new president, effective July 16.

Tagged People
Sue George

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — BikeFlights.com has named Sue George its vice president. George has served as the company's director of communications since 2014.

Tagged People

REDLANDS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Charles David Cole III, the founder of Five Ten, died on Saturday, July 14, at the age of 63.

Tagged People

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists is among the safety and consumer advocacy groups that sent a letter to the U.S. Senate this week to oppose a maneuver that would speed self-driving vehicle legislation through Congress.

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Highway Two has promoted Justin Savord to North American sales director.

Tagged People

DENVER (BRAIN) — Boa Technology has tripled its space at its new global headquarters, which is located in Denver's RiNo Art District at 3575 Ringsby Court.

Tariffs range from 22 to 84 percent depending on factory.

BRUSSELS (BRAIN) — The European Commission has imposed provisional anti-dumping duties on e-bikes from China, with tariffs ranging from 21.8 to 83.6 percent, depending on which factory produced the bikes.

Tagged Trade/tariffs

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — BikeRadar.com's publishers, U.K.-based Immediate Media, has closed its U.S. editorial offices, which included three editors who worked in the Boulder area.

Tagged People / Media/Publishing

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike says more than 75 brands will participate in its Outdoor Demo at the Northstar California Resort.

Tagged Interbike

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Eurobike's organizers have made a quick switch to the show's 2019 dates, moving it back to its originally scheduled timeframe of Sept. 4-7. The show will include a one-day consumer festival.

Tagged Eurobike
Lizzie Deignan

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek has announced the creation of a new professional women’s road team for 2019 with the intent of racing the UCI Women's World Tour. The team will include a dedicated director sportif, assistant director sportif, and support staff.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles has reorganized its sales structure in an effort to “better serve a dynamic dealer base and present a new offering under the Rossignol Group of brands,” the company announced.

Tagged People / Sales Reps
Assembly to take place in same facility as Santa Cruz bicycles.

TORONTO (BRAIN) — Cervélo is bringing assembly of bikes sold in Canada, the U.S. and the Americas to North America.

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group announced Friday that it has increased its minority stake Velosophy to take over 100 percent ownership in the Dutch e-cargo bike company.

Tagged Electric bike / Mergers & Acquisitions

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