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LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN) Wednesday June 27 2012 11:09 AM MT—Forest fires in Colorado Springs, Boulder and Fort Collins have many bike industry members scrambling.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Around 650 BIXI bike share bikes lined the courtyard of the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre for Velo-city Global, the premier cycling planning conference, happening this week.

Tagged Events / Advocacy/Non-profits

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) Wednesday June 27 2012 8:43 AM MT—Jason Grantz, brand manager for Quality Bicycle Products’ Foundry Cycles and Whisky Parts Co. carbon fiber brands, left QBP last week, ending his second stint with the company.

Tagged People / Distributor news

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) Wednesday June 27 2012 — Andrew Love hopes the feds’ recent bust of a counterfeit cycling gear scheme in Denver is a sign of things to come.

GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN) Tuesday June 26 2012 4:29 PM MT— Robin Bylenga, owner of Pedal Chic and co-founder of SpokesWomen, is working with the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC) to plan a second annual happy hour for industry women at this year’s Interbike.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) Tuesday June 26 2012 10:57 AM MT— Marisa Shimano has joined the Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editorial staff as summer intern.

Tagged BRAIN News

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) Tuesday June 25 2012—The Velo-city Global conference returns to North America Tuesday with a four-day run in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Tagged Events / Advocacy/Non-profits

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) Monday June 25 2012 6:16 PM MT—Investigators in Colorado have arrested four Denver residents and charged them with selling $200,000 worth of counterfeit cycling jerseys and components on eBay over the past four years.

GUNNISON, CO (BRAIN) Tuesday June 26 2012—Retired mountain bike racer Dave Wiens is adding another job to his packed schedule. The former World Cup winner has been named Mountain Sports Team Director at Western State College of Colorado in Gunnison.

Tagged People

ALLEN, TX (BRAIN) Monday June 25 2012 4:05 PM MT—Amer Sports Group has reached a multi-year agreement with PFWeb, Inc., an e-commerce company, for all of its brands, which include Mavic, Salomon, Atomic, Wilson, Suunto and Bonfire.

Polar Bottle is official bottle at USAPC • Serfas celebrates 20th, unveils new logo • Denver celebrates biking FROM work

CamelBak revamps MTB line • Lazer fills out helmet line • Assos offers luggage, compression socks

Tagged PressCamp

Sharp joins Garmin team as co-sponsor • Knog sponsors CrossVegas and Cross After Dark series • Interbike registration opens for exhibitors and media

Magura picks up Dutch tire brand • SBS revamps computer system • Big Mig joins Vegas Gran Fondo

OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—Magura Direct is taking over as U.S. distributor for Vredestein tires starting July 1. Previously, the Dutch tire company worked with Move Sport.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—Lance Armstrong won’t be in the line-up when the gun goes off at Ironman Nice in France on Sunday, but many in the triathlon industry hope they haven’t seen the last of the dominant cyclist and the exposure he brings to the sport.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Triathlon Business International will hold next year’s conference Feb. 9-12 at San Diego’s Rancho Bernardo Inn.

The annual triathlon industry gathering costs $495 for members and $595 for members, but prices increase after Sept. 30.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Triathlon Business Conference

Shimano, Pearl Izumi debut at Outdoor Show • German trade group gains stronger voice • ISPO to study business opportunities in Brazil

SHERWOOD, WI (BRAIN)—Doug Witmer, Clif Bar’s national sales manager for Canada, died last weekend of an apparent heart attack while competing in Wisconsin’s High Cliff Triathlon.

Tagged People

Park Tool takes Tech Summits to D.C. and Portland • CSG to open new R&D facility this summer • USA BMX announces free racing on Olympic Day • Advocacy groups in Mississippi and Arizona get $25,000 in grants • Peaks Coaching adds to veteran coaching roster

News from Clif, Sugoi and Nu Vinci

PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN) Wednesday June 20 2012 8:02 PM MT—The three-day PressCamp continued Wednesday with perfect weather and trail conditions as journalists met with dozens of brands to get hands-on experience with new gear.

Tagged PressCamp

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