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FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The 17-year-old Czech Republic brand, Apache Bicycles, made its first Eurobike appearance here this year. Apache's branding shocked some visitors from the U.S.

Tagged Eurobike

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Giant announced production and distribution expansions in Europe this week, signaling its commitment to that market and its eye on reducing costs. Giant currently sells more than 400,000 bikes annually in Europe, including traditional bikes and e-bikes.

BERN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry has formed a new e-bike committee focused on developing equipment regulations for competition.

Tagged Electric bike / Racing & Sponsorship / Eurobike

GIRONA, Spain (BRAIN) — Organizers of Sea Otter Europe have announced that the third edition of the festival will be held May 31-June 2, 2019 — once again in Girona, Spain.

Tagged Events / Sea Otter Classic
The show is increasingly focusing on e-bikes and e-mobility products and services.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — This year’s Eurobike show is set to open Sunday, a day after the Tour de France begins.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Raleigh Bike Parts will be the new exclusive U.K. distributor of Saris Brands, which includes Saris car racks, CycleOps trainers and PowerTap power meters.

Jeff Frehner, Saris' COO, said he was delighted with the partnership.

Tagged Distributor news
Stefan Reisinger, the head of Eurobike and Klaus Wellmann, the CEO of Messe Friedrichshafen

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Organizers of the the Eurobike show announced Tuesday that next year's show will be July 31-Aug. 3, roughly splitting the difference between the show's traditional dates in late summer and the early summer positioning of this year's show, which opens this Sunday, July 8.

Tagged Eurobike

LONDON (BRAIN) — The Global Cycling Network has launched a new Spanish language channel, GCN en Español. The company said it is the first part of a major expansion plan of internationalisation.

Tagged Media/Publishing

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Organizers of Taipei Cycle say the trade show's shift from spring to fall will last just one year. 

The show will be held this fall, Oct. 31-Nov. 3 at the Taipei World Trade Center. For the 2019-2021 shows, the event will move back to March.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Taiwanese e-bike exports were up 34 percent in units and 55 percent in dollars through April, as the country's bicycle industry rapidly gears up to supply e-bikes to the world.

Tagged Tariffs

OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — Dahon said its newly restructured management team is committed to strengthening operations and continuing growth.

TREVISO, Italy (BRAIN) — The Sidi Company is warning consumers to beware of websites masquerading as "official Sidi websites."

Tagged Web/Internet

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cycling Sports Group has signed Aspire Sports to take over distribution of Cannondale, GT Bicycles, Fabric and Mongoose products for the 2019 model year, ending CSG's distribution through Mali Bicycle Technology.

Tagged Distributor news

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

TREVIGLIO, Italy (BRAIN) — Bianchi owner Salvatore Grimaldi and current CEO Bob Ippolito have announced that Fabrizio Scalzotto will take over as CEO on Sept. 3. Scalzotto will report to Ippolito who will continue to manage the overall Global Bianchi company in the new position of executive chairman.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The United Nations has designated Sunday, June 3 as the inaugural World Bicycle Day. Events are being planned around the world, including a gathering of international leaders at United Nations headquarters in New York City.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Taiwanese bicycle exports for the first four months of the year offer a mixed picture on the state of the industry — while e-bike exports posted healthy growth, exports of conventional bicycles continued to decline.

GRENCHEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — BMC Switzerland has announced a collaboration with Red Bull Advanced Technologies, the company that has developed technology used by the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Formula One program. The company also has developed technology for sail boat racing and air racing. 

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cycling Sports Group has promoted Seth Brosnan to director, international sales. Brosnan has been with CSG for seven years in sales roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as the Northeast regional sales manager for Cannondale.

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