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FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Eurobike trade show are trying to encourage visitors to use bike to get to the show this year, partly in an effort to reduce traffic and parking challenges.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike
Jeff Scully

HEILSBRONN, Germany (BRAIN) — Ortlieb Sportartikel GmbH has hired Jürgen Siegwarth as the company's new CEO and has added senior staff members Jeff Scully and Martin Esslinger to its managing board.

Tagged People

CANBERRA, Australia (BRAIN) — The notification that specific e-bike imports into Australia must pay a 5 percent surcharge took the nation’s bicycle industry by surprise. And no wonder. The official notification, issued Feb. 14, was buried at the bottom of the last page of a 14-page government document — underneath new tariff considerations for tools used in the slaughter of goats.

DUBAI (BRAIN) — Despite the ongoing turmoil throughout the Middle East, where arms sales generate conventions and attention, there is also interest in generating attention for bicycle and accessory sales.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Taichung Bike Week is moving to earlier dates this year. The show will be shortened to three days and be held September 26-28, 2018, just a week after Interbike’s Reno trade show and consumer festival.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Taichung Bike Week / Taipei Cycle Show
Organizers announce summer edition to be held in Les Gets, France.

MASSA MARITTIMA, Italy (BRAIN) — Ten brands and 16 journalists from global media outlets took part in the inaugural edition of Bike Connection Winter, a cycling media event presented by marketing and business development consultancy Bike Connection Agency.

Tagged Media/Publishing / Events

AMSTERDAM (BRAIN) — Enviolo (previously NuVinci Cycling) has expanded the role of Avelino Rivera to include new responsibilities focused on bike share programs globally.

Rivera will be in charge of supporting existing and new bike share customers.

Tagged People / Bikeshare

PILA, Poland (BRAIN) — Thule Group has opened a new factory here, in western Poland.

The company said the new plant offers increased production capacity on existing products as well as the possibility of production of newly launched product categories.

The factory is 145,000 square feet.

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles has moved its European office from the company's former location in Edewecht, Germany, to a new facility in Munich.

Tagged People
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

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

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.

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Finish Line Technologies has added HF Christiansen and Unicykel to its list of international distributors. HF Christiansen will be Finish Line's exclusive distribution partner for the Danish market while their subsidiary, Unicykel, will cover the Swedish market.

BATH, U.K. (BRAIN) — Play Sports Network, which produces the Global Cycling Network, Global Mountain Bike Network and Global Triathlon Network, is launching the Electric Mountain Bike Network in early 2018. Haibike and Specialized are among the network's initial sponsors.

Tagged Electric bike / Media/Publishing

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN) — Pirelli has created a new website for its Pzero Velo tires, with an e-commerce section that functions in Italy, France, Germany, the Benelux and the United Kingdom.

ROUSE HILL, Australia (BRAIN) — After 13 years with JetBlack Products, founder Trent Fitzgibbins has announced that he will be leaving the company to launch a new brand he has developed called M2O Industries.

LYON, France (BRAIN) — Vélo Capital Partners, an investment group that has been studying the international bike market for several years, is launching a company, called véliSo, offering several technologies that combined would produce what the company calls "the world's safest bicycle."

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Lezyne products are now being distributed by Velocenter in Russia and Pukinn in Iceland. Both companies are the exclusive Lezyne distributors in their countries.

Editor's note: This article has been updated to clarify that Vista Outdoor has no investment in MIPS. 

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