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TDWsport owner Tim de Waele joins Getty as staff photographer,

LONDON (BRAIN) —  Getty Images has acquired TDWsport, a cycling photography business and archive owned by Tim de Waele. De Waele has joined Getty Images as a staff photographer to lead the company's cycling coverage.

GIRONA, Spain (BRAIN) — Cannondale will be the main sponsor of the 2018 Sea Otter Europe Costa Brava-Girona Bike Show, which will hold its second edition in June.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

SEATTLE, Wash. (BRAIN) — Rad Power Bikes, a Seattle-based direct-to-consumer electric bike company, has formed a commercial division to offer its electric vehicles to logistics and delivery companies, courier services, and corporate campuses and university that provide fleets.

Tagged Electric bike

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Camber Outdoors has released speaker information for its CEO Pledge event, which is Jan. 27 in Denver during the OR + Snow trade show. 

DENVER (BRAIN) — Shane Hensley and Marty Caivano have launched Smart Cycling Service, a services contracting group specializing in demo and expo event representation, neutral support, and evaluation and training services for retailers.

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Joan Rojas, the founder of the Buff headwear brand, died Sunday at 71.

MASSA MARITTIMA, Italy (BRAIN) — A new company, Bike Connection Agency, will hold a cycling media event next month in Italy.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike says it wants to "lead early OEM conversations" with a new hall dedicated to original equipment manufacturers at its September show in Reno, Nevada. The show also will produce a dedicated OEM directory for the show. The OEM area will be called "Source."

Tagged Interbike

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — A U.S. District Court judge in California on Monday ordered that Fox Factory's patent infringement case, filed here in February 2016, be dismissed and moved to a Colorado court.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Aaron Walker has left Mavic North America, where he was commercial manager, to pursue new opportunities, the company announced Friday. Walker had been with the company 16 years.

EAST BURKE, Vt. (BRAIN) — Following a search process that began in August, the Kingdom Trails Association announced Friday that it has hired Abigail Long as the organization's new executive director.

Tim Tierney, who served as the association's executive director for more than a decade, resigned last May.

The Alchemy Oros.

DENVER (BRAIN) — Alchemy Bicycles has expanded production capacity at its factory, added 20 new dealers, three new international distributors and two new independent sales reps. The company also will begin shipping complete bikes for the first time.

The 35-year-old component brand cites challenging marketplace in decision to close.
American Classic's 35th anniversary logo

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Amclassic Inc., the parent company of the American Classic wheel and component brand, has voluntarily closed its factory here and laid off about 40 employees in Taiwan and the U.S.

LETHBRIDGE, Alberta (BRAIN) — Reid Cycles has entered the Canadian market, with sales through Step 4 Distributing in Alberta. 

Tagged Distributor news

RIDGEFIELD, Wash. (BRAIN) — SR Suntour North America said it has seen "tremendous growth" in the last two years and is moving into a larger facilty as a result.

An investor group has made a stalking horse offer and will acquire the company from bankruptcy unless it's outbid.
Photo courtesy of Niner.

DENVER (BRAIN) — If all goes to plan, a Colorado investor group will acquire Niner, Inc.'s assets and bring the company out of bankruptcy before the end of the month

But first, other potential buyers will be given a chance to bid for the company at an auction next Thursday.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The industry's source for contact information for manufacturers, distributors, events, nonprofits, service providers, and other bike companies and brands is now available as a digital flipbook.

Tagged BRAIN News
New organization will give the bike industry a voice in vehicle-to-vehicle technology discussions.

HERGISWIL, Switzerland (BRAIN)—The World Bicycle Industry Association has formed, with founding members from the Bicycle Association Japan, the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association based in the U.S., the Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry and the Taiwan Bicycle Association.

Fluhr, the first U.S. importer of Giant-made bikes, led a multi-generational bike industry family as president of Beacon Cycle.
Robert Fluhr

LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The first time Steven Fluhr attended the New York City bike trade show, he was treated like royalty. After all, he was accompanied by one of the kings of the industry during the 1970s bike boom: his father Robert.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bikeshare provider CycleHop recently launched an upgraded platform designed to connect users, system operators, sponsors and suppliers, and to help inform potential bikeshare customers on the latest trends and developments in the industry.

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