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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Interbike's first electric bike media event will open next Wednesday in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, with about ten exhibitors and more than 20 journalists and more than 50 retailers registered.

Tagged Electric bike / Events / Interbike
Pull Magazine

GILBERT, AZ (BRAIN) — USA BMX has hired Jason “Shooter” McGuire as editor and photographer of Pull Magazine, which goes out to the race association’s more than 65,000 members. 

Tagged People / Media/Publishing

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano is continuing as a sponsor of this month's North American Handmade Bicycle Show and will use the show to promote its Alfine internal gear components, including its Alfine Di2 electronic shifting parts.

Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
OEM powerhouse looks to build its own brand in the U.S.
Velo Senso saddle

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — While the Velo saddle brand is little known among U.S. bike consumers, the Taiwanese company behind the brand is a powerhouse in Asian OEM production, making saddles, grips and handlebar tape for a variety of major brands over the years.

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Selle San Marco North America has opened a new headquarters here, with Tom Petrie as the company's new operating manager. The company will maintain a separate shipping and receiving warehouse in Massachusetts.

PAAL-Beringen, Belgium (BRAIN) — Belgian bike manufacturer Ridley Bikes has hired Richard Wittenberg as vice president of international operations.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Wednesday’s nomination of REI chief executive Sally Jewell to head up the Interior Department was met with approval and encouragement by the industry’s biggest advocacy groups.

The Race Face Next SL crank

NEW WESTMINSTER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Wanting a pair of Race Face’s carbon Next cranksets has been a long, very long wait. It didn’t matter if you were a rider or an OEM, you took your place in line and waited.

Dannie Nall

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Dannie Nall has joined Exustar USA as general manager as the shoe and pedal brand looks to increase its presence in the U.S.

Tagged People
Outdoor industry group applauds nomination

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — President Obama has nominated REI's chief executive, Sally Jewell, to become U.S. Secretary of the Interior.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
BTI's 2013 catalog

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN) — Retailers this week are receiving Bicycle Technologies International's 20th anniversary parts and accessories catalog.

Tagged Distributor news

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Independent bike dealers rang out last year on a high note, with December sales of $218 million, up 3 percent from a year earlier, to propel full-year 2012  merchandise sales to $3.3 billion, according to Leisure Trends Group’s RetailTRAK data.

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN) — Interbike Expo co-founder Steve Ready has donated $10,000 to Trip for Kids International. The nonprofit plans to use the new funds to expand its programs, which provide mountain bike outings, mechanic training and environmental education for low-income youth. 

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

LOUISVILLE, CO (BRAIN) — Wheels Manufacturing wrapped up 2012 with a $10,000 matching funds campaign to benefit Boulder, Colorado-based Community Cycles and is now accepting sponsorship applications from cycling-related organizations and individual cyclists nationwide.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — Industry sponsors are being sought for the inaugural CycleSF, a fun ride that will open 24 miles of San Francisco’s streets to cyclists and benefit the city’s Recreation and Parks Department.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) — Bike New York continues to see exhibitors sign up for its second annual Bike Expo New York show May 3-4. Specialized will return to the show, joining Raleigh, REI, Thule, Timbuk2, Primal Wear, Osprey, Nutcase, Eastern Mountain Sports and Terry Bicycles, among others.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Live to Play Sports, formerly known as Norco Products, is adding 10 new brands to its offerings, including several brands owned by U.S. distributor QBP.

Tagged Distributor news
Johs Huseby

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Johs Huseby has joined Alchemy Bicycle Company as its new vice president of sales, the company announced Monday.

Huseby brings more than 12 years of experience in sales and product management for both Cannondale and Pedro's. 

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Product Suppliers Association members’ shipments to bike shops grew a modest 2 percent last year to 2.6 million bikes.

From the magazine

KENT, WA — Sub-900-gram carbon frames built with Campagnolo’s Super Record group are rare, but what gets the double-take and holds it is the Diamondback logo on the downtube.

Tagged From the Magazine

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