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BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Hundreds of friends packed a Boulder church on Sunday to remember Catalyst founder Leslie Bohm, who died of cancer August 20.

Tagged People

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Interbike Expo organizers are reminding exhibiting companies that they don't need to wait in line in Las Vegas to register their booth staff. They can be registered now online at www.interbike.com.

Tagged Interbike
Club Ride headquarters, Ketchum, Idaho

KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN) — Idaho-based clothing maker Club Ride has moved into a new building with three time the square footage of its previous headquarters. 

The company has also expanded its product line, its staff and even its credit line, it announced Tuesday.

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International has promoted John Solinsky to Oval Concepts product and brand manager.

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FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—SRAM plans to break ground in the coming weeks on its second factory in China with a target to have the plant running within 12 to 15 months. The factory is near Kunshan, home to the mainland China factories for Taiwan’s two biggest frame manufacturers, Giant and Merida.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Business and advocacy leaders gathered at the first Advocacy Summit held at Eurobike Thursday to discuss how to unlock 6 billion euros of government funding for new cycling infrastructure to stimulate bicycle sales in a stagnant market.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Eurobike

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The team of 2012 Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins will race in Rapha clothing next year, the team and clothing supplier announced Thursday.

As part of a four-year agreement, Rapha will also supply Team Sky with off-the-bike clothing, the company said.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Eurobike

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—SRAM president Stan Day said on Thursday he still feels taking the company public is the right decision for the long-term, and will initiate an IPO as soon as stability and visibility improves in global financial markets.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports / Eurobike

OGDEN, UT (BRAIN) — ENVE has hired a new director of engineering, Scott Nielson, formerly of Trek Bicycle Corp.

Nielson has 15 years of composites engineering, testing, and manufacturing experience.

Tagged People

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The first day of Eurobike's indoor trade show (following an outdoor demo on Tuesday) drew in thousands of retailers and media from around the world.

Tagged Eurobike
Mike Cooper

DRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — They are not particularly compact or cute, nor do they feature racing stripes. But the Cooper bicycle line has some strong connections to the Mini Cooper automobiles, starting with the bike brand's founders, the Cooper family.

Tagged Eurobike
Ken Avery

RATZENRIED, Germany (BRAIN) —Vittoria wants to grow its market share in mountain bike tires in the U.S. and recently hired Ken Avery as a dedicated brand and product manager for its Geax off-road tire line.  

Tagged Eurobike / Tradeshows and conferences / People

RATZENRIED, Germany (BRAIN)—Thousands of retailers, media people and suppliers came to this town Tuesday to test ride bikes under stunning blue skies.

Tagged Eurobike / Tradeshows and conferences

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Market factors such as the devaluation of the euro, Europe’s economic slump and poor weather are all weighing on the minds of many gathered here for the start of Eurobike on Wednesday.

Tagged Eurobike

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—When it comes to bicycles, the Dutch know how to treat themselves.

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BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The Taiwan Bicycle Exporters Association has committed to another three-year, $150,000 investment in the Bikes Belong Foundation. This will bring TBEA's total contribution to $300,000 by 2015.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

OGDEN, UT (BRAIN) — Fat bike maker 9:ZERO:7 is moving its distribution center from Anchorage, Alaska, to Ogden, Utah, the company announced this week.

The company said the new location will allow it to service its dealer base more easily.

Tagged Distributor news

TAMPA, FL (BRAIN) — Police in Tampa will use Kona's recently launched Safariland 29er patrol bikes at the Republican National Convention this week.

The convention was brought to order briefly on Monday before being adjourned because of an approaching tropical storm.

Hawley has added two new sales reps in the West to round out coverage there following the opening of a West Coast distribution center in Nevada earlier this year.

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