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The Amer Sports brand also announces new positions for Pantone, Nielson, and Points.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — ENVE has announced that Jeremy Venz will move into the position of managing director. He has served as the company's COO since July 2017.

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP has recently promoted Jessica Grenwis to fill its vice president of marketing role and hired Bill Schouman to fill its vice president of sales role. The company said the two will work closely together to further integrate QBP's sales and marketing initiatives.

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) — Mountain Racing Products has hired industry veteran Rob Aguero to its sales team. Aguero has previously worked for Pivot Cycles, Reynolds Cycling, and Magura USA in various sales and marketing-focused roles. He will serve as manager of sales and business development.

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LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — ACT Lab, an independent third-party laboratory that conducts safety and compliance testing for the bike and outdoor industries, has added bike industry veteran Phil Bash to its global sales team.

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Show organizers say they have commitments from Cannondale, Pivot Cycles, KHS and other major bike brands.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Registration for retailers, distributors and media opened Thursday for this year's Interbike Marketweek. Meanwhile, show organizers have announced a growing list of exhibitors for the event, which includes the Northstar Free-Ride Festival, the OutDoor Demo and the indoor expo, all in the Reno-Tahoe area from Sept. 14-20.

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — A potential buyer may breathe new life into popular bike rental platform Spinlister, which announced last month that it would shut down. The tech company has received multiple offers from companies interested in acquiring its assets, according to CEO Marcelo Loureiro.

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Maier (left) with Smith.

DAYTON, Ohio (BRAIN) — Huffy Bicycles has announced a new line of bikes to be sold exclusively through IBDs: Batch Bicycles.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Outdoor Retailer Snow Show have moved next year's show in Denver a few weeks later than previously planned. 

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A VanMoof SmartBike.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — The Dutch e-bike brand VanMoof is launching a subscription program for its bikes, starting at $19 per month.

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Kona Bicycles will hold a pair of fundraising events at next week’s Sea Otter Classic to benefit two mountain bike advocacy groups and their efforts to rebuild trails damaged in last year’s California wildfires.

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MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Sea Otter Classic say they have sold out the entire expo area for this year's festival. The expo will include more than 500 exhibitors representing nearly 900 brands and occupy 165,000 square feet of display space.

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The Giro-owned events, in California and Scotland, are in the fourth year.
A photo from Grinduro Scotland. Credit: Melanie Garrido (Giro Sport Design)

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giro Sport Design has announced a wide slate of sponsors for the company's two Grinduro events, which are something like a gravel bike enduro combined with a music, food and bike festival. 

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — CrankTank has announced Specialized and Maxxis will attend its Impact Media Summit, planned for June 26-27 in Sun Valley.

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Mavic also is moving its North American headquarters from a space it shared with Enve into its own offices in Park City.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Mavic has appointed Isaac Wilson as the commercial director for the brand in North America. Wilson joins Mavic from its fellow Amer Sports brand, Salomon, where he was Nordic product category manager.

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SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Ride share company Uber has purchased Jump, which operates dockless e-bike share programs in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Uber had announced earlier this year that its users could reserve Jump e-bikes using the Uber app in San Francisco.  

Tagged Bikeshare / Electric bike / Mergers & Acquisitions

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Interscholastic Cycling Association has announced new industry partnerships for 2018 through its Corporate Booster Club. NICA Booster Club Members support NICA through donations, in-kind gifts and proceeds of product sales.

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DAVIS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame is accepting nominations through April 30 for the 2018 class of inductees. Anyone can submit a nomination and nominees include those who have achieved tremendous success in racing or who have enhanced the sport of cycling through their lifelong efforts.

Given the size of his latest punitive tariffs proposal, consumer goods — and bike-related products — are likely to be included.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — President Trump proposed late Thursday an additional $100 billion in punitive tariffs against Chinese imports, suggesting the president is looking to penalize approximately $400 billion in Chinese goods. About $505 billion in Chinese goods were imported into the U.S. in 2017.

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool has announced the winners of the company's third annual Community Tool Grants program. Park awarded 10 nonprofits with bicycle tools and repair stands to help them continue to make a difference in their community.

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PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kitsbow has announced that industry veterans Paul Blum and Andrew Herrick have joined its board of directors. The two new members join existing members of the board Zander Nosler, David Billstrom and Peter Nosler.

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