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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products will expand its U of Q online training library and networking events for retailers, shop employees, and aspiring technicians. The new U of Q education portfolio includes the U of Q Institute, formerly known as Barnett Bicycle Institute.

Tagged Retailer education

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Used gear outlet The Pro's Closet is merging with The Radavist, a cycling website founded by John Watson.

Tagged Mergers, Acquisitions & Investments

(BRAIN) —The North American Handmade Bicycle Show will return from its pandemic hiatus next September. The event will be held at the National Western Complex in Denver, Colorado. show founder Don Walker announced Thursday.

Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Gary Teller

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (BRAIN) — Longtime industry professional Gary Teller died Tuesday after a long battle with kidney disease. He was 68.

Teller had a career as a parts and accessories sales representative for JBI and was known to his customers as "Mr. Partz."

FLYER Uproc6.

HUTTWIL, Switzerland (BRAIN) — FLYER will begin distributing its e-bikes in North America after developing and selling models in Europe for 25 years. It's looking for dealer partners in the U.S. and Canada to begin distribution next spring.

Tagged Electric bike

BANG PU, Thailand (BRAIN) — The Vittoria Group will invest $20 million into building the world's first carbon-neutral bicycle tire facility that will open at the end of next year.

Tagged DEI and Sustainability

KOBLENZ, Germany (BRAIN) — Armin Landgraf will step down as Canyon Bicycles CEO at the end of the month, and Chief Financial Officer Winfried Rapp will assume the role on an interim basis.

Landgraf cited personal reasons for his resignation. He will remain a Canyon consultant until the end of the year.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes started a campaign to fight climate change that includes three individual challenges on its ride-tracking app to encourage bike commuting.

Tagged Electric bike
UCI also is "exploring" a Snow Bike World Cup and World Championships and will test a new cyclocross relay race at the Fayetteville World Championships.

BRUGES, Belgium (BRAIN) — Meeting here during the Road World Championships this week, the Management Committee of the Union Cycliste Internationale announced a number of decisions. They include the creation of a UCI Gravel World Series and a Gravel World Championships event. 

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Howard Chung.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — For our September magazine edition, we asked our State of Retail panel members: What are your thoughts about click-and-collect, omnichannel sales, and brands that sell directly to consumers?

Tagged State of Retail / From the Magazine

COTATI, Calif. (BRAIN)  — Yuba Bicycles is relocating its headquarters from Cotati, California, which is in Sonoma County, to a new location in San Juan Capistrano, which is in Orange County.  The move is expected to be completed by the end of October.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — While Congress continues to debate the reconciliation bill that includes making e-bikes more affordable and bike commuting safer, two bicycle organizations are asking for the industry's help after the e-bike tax credit was cut in half Wednesday by the House Ways and Means Committee.

Tagged DEI and Sustainability / Electric bike
Claudia Wasko.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The third annual E-Bike Future Conference will be held Oct. 11-15 and feature 30-plus entrepreneurs and e-bike business representatives.

Tagged Retailer education / Electric bike / Events

CANTON, Mass. (BRAIN) — With e-bike demand increasing, Kryptonite has created an online and in-store retail display guide to help customers understand the importance of security with theft on the rise.

The former owners of Ross Bicycles agree to pay $1 million in restitution to the State of Oklahoma.

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Bike industry veterans Steven and Allen Goldmeier pleaded guilty Wednesday to hoarding surgical masks and selling them at "exorbitant" prices to the State of Oklahoma.

Stronger than expected international visits a positive surprise at Eurobike.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — On Saturday, Eurobike wrapped up its final show here at the Messe Friedrichshafen, counting a total of 18,770 trade visitors and 13,424 consumers.

Tagged Coronavirus / Eurobike

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (BRAIN) — The Cycle of Influence Summit has been postponed until next year because of COVID-19 Delta variant concerns. New dates will be announced later this year.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
VanMoof co-founder Taco Carlier.

AMSTERDAM (BRAIN) — Dutch e-bike manufacturer VanMoof announced a $128 million Series C minority investment led by an Asia-based private equity firm.

Tagged Electric bike / Mergers, Acquisitions & Investments

MIAMISBURG, Ohio — Since 2019, VAAST Bikes has prioritized environmental responsibility, so it's no surprise that its first e-bike will be manufactured with emphasis on sustainably sourced materials and packaged without plastic.

Tagged Electric bike

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The Italian Professional Cyclists Association has announced that six female Afgan cyclists, along with a male athlete and some family members, arrived in Rome on Italian Air Force plane.

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