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Santa Fe, N.M., is a silver-level IMBA Ride Center.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association is now accepting applications for the next class of IMBA Ride Centers.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

NEVADA CITY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Chris Kelly, who founded Kelly Bike Company in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1980s, is putting the company and its brand up for sale. He said he's hoping an investor will take the brand and run with it, whether he remains involved or not.

TRYSIL, Norway (BRAIN) — Swix Sport Group has changed its name to BRAV. Ferd, which bought Swix in 1978, remains the group's parent. The new name will not be consumer-facing, but will serve internally to unite the company's several brands, officials said.

SUN VALLEY, Idaho (BRAIN) — Club Ride Apparel will be distributed in Australia by Vivelo ltd., a distributor based in Queensland.

The clothing brand said Vivelo will carry a large seasonally relevant assortment of Club Ride products beginning next month.

Tagged Distributor news

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BRAIN) — RedMonkey Sports has acquired Zevlin, a bar tape company, adding road and gravel bar tape to its product offerings.

Zevlin, is a Dallas-based company owned and operated by brothers Drew and Brad Hagestad, launched at Interbike in 2012.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) —Registration is now open for exhibitors/builders for next year's North American Handmade Bicycle Show, which will held at the Sacramento Convention Center from March 15-17, 2019.

Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Matt Powell

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Matt Powell, the vice president and senior industry adviser for sports at The NPD Group, will present the latest retail and consumer shopping trends in the cycling industry at an Interbike session on Sept. 19.

Tagged IBD Summit / Interbike

BOULDER, Colo. — Camber Outdoors has announced seven June events in its 2018 Camber Exchange series.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pocket Outdoor Media, the owner of Triathlete magazine, announced Wednesday that the magazine will be the official race program sponsor of the Ironman North American Series for the 2018 race season.

Tagged Media/Publishing / Racing & Sponsorship

DENVER (BRAIN) — Gates Industrial Corporation, maker of the Gates Carbon Drive belt system, has created several new positions within its bicycle division to meet growing customer demand in electric mobility and share/fleet bikes.

Tagged Bikeshare / Electric bike / People

ORLANDO, Fla. (BRAIN) — Recumbent trike manufacturer Catrike recently expanded its Orlando facility with the addition of a new wheel assembly line.

True also announced that Peter Nicholson has been promoted to vice president.

SAUSALITO, Calif. (BRAIN) — True Communications has expanded its communications offerings to include content creation with the hiring of Matthew Ankeny as senior content director. Ankeney was most recently with Gear Patrol. True also announced it had promoted Peter Nicholson to vice president.

Tagged People
Stepp was charged with selling Specialized, Giro and Catlike helmets he had purchased on Ali Express.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BRAIN) — After a four-day trial, Matthew S. Stepp of Shepherdsville, Kentucky, was found guilty Friday of eight counts of mail fraud and three counts of trafficking in counterfeit goods for selling counterfeit high-end bike helmets on eBay.

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley-Lambert has announced six key hires from coast to coast. 

Tagged People / Sales Reps
Kansas gravel (photo by Bob Huff)

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — On the heels of the Dirty Kanza, which took place last weekend, Interbike – The Podcast talks to the Emporia event’s organizers including Jim Cummins and LeLan Dains about how the sold-out event went off this year.

Tagged Interbike

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP has announced the winners of its 2018 QBP Community Grant program. The six grant recipients are: Foothill Cyclery in San Luis Obispo, Calif.; Over the Edge Sports/Destination Development in Fruita, Colo.; Bicycle Garage Indy in Indianapolis; Fresh Bike Service Inc.

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Colorado-based sports drink manufacturer Tailwind Nutrition has appointed Podium Imports to be the exclusive Canadian distributor of Tailwind's Endurance Fuel throughout Canada.

Tagged Distributor news

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle Corporation and Make Him Smile, Inc. have agreed to settle their lawsuit over Trek's use of the name Farley for one of its fat bike models. 

Show hires retail relations specialist to assist dealers.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike announced Wednesday that additional key brands have committed to Interbike Marketweek including Haibike, Jamis Bicycles, Look Cycle USA, Eddy Merckx and Yuba Bicycles, which will be exhibiting at one or more of the week’s events in Reno-Tahoe.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
RockyMounts' current showroon in Boulder.

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bike rack and lock brand RockyMounts plans to move its headquarters from Boulder about 250 miles west to Grand Junction. The company will make its home in a new business park being developed specifically for outdoor industry companies.

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