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CHANDLER, Ariz. (BRAIN) — In an effort to get more kids active outdoors this summer, the USA BMX Foundation is promoting a photo scavenger hunt with a prize raffle.

FAIR LAWN, N.J. (BRAIN) — Frog Bikes, a British brand that specializes in offering lightweight kids' road and mountain bikes, has hired Marc Urbanski as its New York, New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania representative.

Tagged People / Sales Reps

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — A total of 1,400 exhibitors and 37,379 industry visitors from 96 countries came to Eurobike this year. Overall industry attendance was down from 42,590 last year, or about 12 percent.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike

LEVIS, Quebec, and Lexington, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley-Lambert has promoted Jeff Brown to director of operations. Formerly distribution center manager in the Hawley-Lambert’s Lexington, South Carolina, facility, Brown brings a strong background in logistics and leadership to his new role, the distributor stated.

Tagged Distributor news / People

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes’ board of directors has elected Quality Bicycle Products founder Steve Flagg board chairman. He will serve a two-year term.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People

FARMINGTON, Utah (BRAIN) — Vista Outdoor has entered an agreement to sell off its Bollé, Cebé and Serengeti brands for $158 million to Antelope Brands Bidco Inc., an entity controlled by a private equity fund based in Europe.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Giant announced production and distribution expansions in Europe this week, signaling its commitment to that market and its eye on reducing costs. Giant currently sells more than 400,000 bikes annually in Europe, including traditional bikes and e-bikes.

BERN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry has formed a new e-bike committee focused on developing equipment regulations for competition.

Tagged Electric bike / Racing & Sponsorship / Eurobike

GIRONA, Spain (BRAIN) — Organizers of Sea Otter Europe have announced that the third edition of the festival will be held May 31-June 2, 2019 — once again in Girona, Spain.

Tagged Events / Sea Otter Classic
The show is increasingly focusing on e-bikes and e-mobility products and services.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — This year’s Eurobike show is set to open Sunday, a day after the Tour de France begins.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Raleigh Bike Parts will be the new exclusive U.K. distributor of Saris Brands, which includes Saris car racks, CycleOps trainers and PowerTap power meters.

Jeff Frehner, Saris' COO, said he was delighted with the partnership.

Tagged Distributor news
Stefan Reisinger, the head of Eurobike and Klaus Wellmann, the CEO of Messe Friedrichshafen

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Organizers of the the Eurobike show announced Tuesday that next year's show will be July 31-Aug. 3, roughly splitting the difference between the show's traditional dates in late summer and the early summer positioning of this year's show, which opens this Sunday, July 8.

Tagged Eurobike

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP's annual Frostbike event will be held Feb. 20–23, 2019 at QBP headquarters here. Registration is complimentary for all QBP retailers and opens early November.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association has added Ximena Florez, Jessica Kelleher and Jazmin Valera to its board of directors.

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) — Two companies that make stainless steel spokes in the U.S. are having to adjust to a 25 percent tariff on imported steel. Both brands said so far they've been able to avoid price increases.

Tagged Trade/tariffs

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike is now exclusively distributing TSG Technical Safety Gear products in the U.S. and Canada.

TSG started in 1988 in the skateboard industry and has become a popular maker of pads and helmets for BMX, mountain bikers, snowboarders and others. 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Guillermo Rojas has joined USA Cycling as director of marketing and communications. Rojas has more than two decades of sports, brand and event experience, including several years working in the Olympic movement and cycling.

Tagged People

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bikepacking.com and Bunyan Velo are working together to introduce a new bi-annual print publication called The Bikepacking Journal. The journal will be more than 130 pages of stories and photography.

LONDON (BRAIN) — The Global Cycling Network has launched a new Spanish language channel, GCN en Español. The company said it is the first part of a major expansion plan of internationalisation.

Tagged Media/Publishing

SAINT-GEORGES, Québec (BRAIN) — As of last month, Procycle, the parent company of Rocky Mountain, Miele and eVox, has been renamed as Rocky Mountain. The Québec-based company also announced that it is phasing out the Miele and eVox names and will exit the hybrid market to focus mountain bikes, including e-MTBs.

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