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CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Canyon Belgian Waffle Ride have named IRC Tire as the event's Official Tire Partner.

The BWR covers a rolling route of about 140 miles, including roughly 41 miles on dirt (the exact route changes every year), making it a challenge for riders and their tires.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Consumer Expos and Rides

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Exhibitor registration for the ninth annual Philly Bike Expo, set for Oct. 27 and 28 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center here, is now underway. Early-bird discounts and premium booth locations are available, organizers stated.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) —Triathlon Business International honored the winners of 11 awards at its 8th annual business conference, held here this weekend. The award winners are:

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike is trying to encourage bike riding at this year's show in Reno, Nevada, with a new partnership with BikeFlights.com, a secure bike parking spot at the event, and a new guide to rides in the area.

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN) — Technical pack and equipment maker EVOC Sports has signed Colorado-based Uncommon Communications as the brand’s North American public relations and communications agency.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Vintage Electric has hired Park City, Utah-based Simbol Communications as its public relations agency of record.

The e-bike brand also announced it has recently opened a showroom adjacent to its headquarters in Santa Clara. The showroom features all the brand's newest models.

Tagged Electric bike

COTATI, Calif. (BRAIN) — Yuba Bikes has relocated its office and warehouse from Petaluma to Cotati, the company announced Thursday. The new space is larger and has a more streamlined warehouse design, the company said. The warehouse is three times the size of the Petaluma facility.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling has hired marketing veteran Sean Coffey as its new global marketing director. Coffey was previously a category manager at Bell Helmets, and has a lengthy history in the cycling industry with stints at Ritchey, Easton and Bicycling magazine.

Tagged People

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — A U.S. District Court judge this week set a jury trial date of Feb. 1, 2019, for the case Greg LeMond has filed against a father and son who he says are cybersquatting on at least 66 web domains related to his name and trademarks.

ST. HELENA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Clif Bar has signed on title sponsor for the second annual CampoVelo, a three-day event and fundraiser this spring in Northern California's Napa Valley wine country blending cycling, cuisine, wine and wellness.

QUEBEC CITY, Quebec (BRAIN) — Distributor On The Edge (OTE) Canada has named Denis Lapierre sales manager and has hired new sales and service representatives.

Tagged People

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling announced Tuesday that a longtime leader of its elite athletic programs, Jim Miller, is leaving the organization to join Training Peaks, a training software company.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / People

TORONTO (BRAIN) — Onex Corporation, the owner of Emerald Expositions, has completed the purchase of SMG Holdings, a global manager of convention centers, arenas, theaters and other venues.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions / Interbike

ST. LOUIS (BRAIN) — The 2018 Mississippi Valley Bike + Outdoor Expo attracted about 2,500 attendees, a record for the 16-year-old show. The event also raised a record amount of money for BWorks, a nonprofit that will benefit from event ticket sales.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Jason Meyerson has made "a significant investment" in RedMonkey Sports, a mountain bike accessories brand. Meyerson said he hopes to expand the brand's domestic and international sales and distribution.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions / People

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. (BRAIN) — Longtime OE frame maker Frank Wadelton is moving his operations into a new 12,000-square-foot factory that will give him room to increase production capacity and extra space to rent to like-minded entrepreneurs.

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — As part of an expansion of its outside dealer sales rep force, Rolf Prima wheels has hired Jonathan Perez to represent the brand in Florida and Michael Murphy to cover the mid-Atlantic region. Murphy will cover Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

SANTA FE, N.M (BRAIN) — Willard Chilcott, a cycling enthusiast who envisioned and developed at least two major events in New Mexico, died Monday at age 89.

Tagged People
BPSA releases year-end wholesale sale data.
Gravel bikes gave the industry a boost in 2017.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — A new report shows the value of bikes shipped last year was down just 1 percent from 2016 due to higher average price; the number of bikes shipped was the lowest in a decade.

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Late Thursday, Accell North America unveiled a new omnichannel distribution program designed to entice brick-and-mortar dealers to fulfill online bike orders, while requiring the stores to carry few — or no — ANA bikes on their sales floor.

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