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PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The clothing brand Kitsbow has announced its inaugural Trail Advocate Program and its first Trail Advocate of the Year recipients: Joe Lopresti (Homer Glen, Illinois), Tim Kugler (Gunnison, Colorado) and Erik Mickelson (Northvale, New Jersey).

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (BRAIN) — WD-40 Bike has launched a sweepstakes promotion that will award a custom painted Squid Bikes Shred to Ed's model to a lucky winner, as well as another bike to the winner's chosen bike shop.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The redesigned Interbike Innovation Awards submission period is now open for exhibitors in the product categories.

Tagged Awards / Interbike / Interbike Awards
Pentland owns brands including Speedo, Mitre, Canterbury and Berghaus.

LIVINGSTON, U.K. (BRAIN) — Endura has been acquired by Pentland Brands Limited, the British family-owned business behind global brand names such as Speedo, Mitre, Canterbury and Berghaus.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — VeloPress has named Renee Jardine as its new publisher. Jardine was previously the company's editor and associate publisher and has worked in a variety of roles over her 16-year tenure with the company.

Tagged People / Media/Publishing

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists, responding to the first U.S. pedestrian fatality involving an autonomous vehicle, is supporting changes to Senate legislation that would regulate the self-driving cars and trucks.

Tagged Autonomous vehicles

WASHINGTON (BRAIN ) — Companies looking to get exclusions from new steel and aluminum tariffs must apply according to rules set out by the Department of Commerce on Mond

Tagged Trade/tariffs

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — CrankTank has announced two new brand sponsors for its June Impact Media Summit in Sun Valley. The event organizer also announced that Sun Valley-based endurance rider Rebecca Rusch and bike media veteran Zap Espinoza will participate in a PeopleForBikes Draft Meetup event planned for the closing evening of the Summit.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Impact Media Summit

ROSEVILLE, Minn. (BRAIN) — Hed Cycling Products has enacted a unilateral Minimum Advertised Price Policy, to be enforced across all channels of advertising.

Tagged MAP

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cycling Sports Group has launched a video training series focused on "Selling Service" to its Cycling Prophet retail education program. 

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Rotor America has increased its IBD technical support with the hire of Joel Sehloff as West Coast tech rep.

Tagged People

POOLE, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Muc-Off has announced Quality Bicycle Products as their latest U.S. distributor. QBP started carrying Muc-Off's complete line on March 1. Muc-Off will continue to be carried by BTI, Downeast, Hans Johnsen Company and Hawley-Lambert.

Tagged Distributor news
UPDATED: San Francisco bike group calls death “entirely avoidable.”

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — A self-driving Uber car hit and killed a pedestrian Sunday night here, according to New York Times reporter Daisuke Wakabayashi's twitter feed.

Tagged Autonomous vehicles

MANNING, S.C. (BRAIN) — The Trump Administration’s newly announced tariffs on imported steel and aluminum will — at least temporarily — put a jobs expansion proposal by Kent International on hold. 

Tagged Trade/tariffs

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes has hired Reese Ruland as the brand's new social media manager. Ruland comes to Niner with a diverse background in the outdoor and cycling industry, most recently working in social media for TrainingPeaks and Specialized Bicycle Components.

Tagged People

MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — Fyxation has acquired the Pedal Milwaukee Building, a 1929 brick building that will house the brand's design center and corporate offices as well as warehouse space. The building also is home to Wisconsin Bike Fed, Velobahn Coffee and Team Sports, Inc, which is owned and managed by Tom Schuler, t

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Gazelle Bikes has launched a new ambassador program called "Gazelle Stories," in several U.S. cities. The brand is looking for interested electric bike enthusiasts, commuters, and storytellers in the cities to help grow and represent the brand.

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes' next DRAFT Meetup event is next Thursday, March 22, at the Giant Bicycles headquarters here.

The event includes beer, tacos, gear raffles, networking and presentations about building a better community through cycling. The event is free but RSVP is required.

FRISCO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Project Bike Tech is launching video library to help teach students, parents, school administrators and others about careers in the bike and outdoor industries. The library includes a video featuring Eric Hawkins, Park Tool's owner and chief mechanic.

PARK CITY, Utah (POC) — POC is working with Locally to add a retail locator tool to POC's e-commerce website starting April 15. The feature will show POC's ski and bike product dealers as well as real-time availability of products.

Tagged Web/Internet

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