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Posted April 25, 2018

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Boogaloo eMTB Race Series presented by Troy Lee Designs and Bosch eBike Systems is expanded for 2018 with more race venues and race categories. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged Electric bike / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted April 25, 2018

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Hearst Magazines has taken a minority stake in Gear Patrol, a "men's enthusiast media company" that operates partly on an affiliate e-commerce model. Last year Hearst bought Rodale, including its Bicycling magazine title.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions / Media/Publishing
Posted April 25, 2018

OREFIELD, Pa. (BRAIN) — Olympic gold medalist and three-time world champion cyclist Marty Nothstein is seeking the Republican nomination for Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted April 24, 2018
Papa Wheelies Natick.

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Dan Houston, who owns three stores with three different names in the Boston area, is bringing them all under the Papa Wheelies brand, first used on his store in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Posted in Retail News
Posted April 24, 2018

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike show director Pat Hus has left Emerald Expositions, the show's parent company; PR director Justin Gottlieb has been promoted to interim show director, the company announced Tuesday. Hus had been at the helm of Interbike since 2011.

Posted in Industry News
Posted April 24, 2018
Sea Otter rearranged spaces in Laguna Seca’s lake bed to make room for additional exhibitors this year.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Preliminary figures from organizers of the Sea Otter Classic show that the festival brought in a record 74,000 attendees, 8,500 campers and 9,800 athletes over four days of racing, a busy industry expo, bike demos, gran fondos, cycling tours and other associated events.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 24, 2018

MANNING, S.C. (BRAIN) — Kent International is bringing back the Univega brand, once a bike shop mainstay. The company will roll out a new line of Univega bikes — all made in the U.S. — at Interbike in Reno, Nevada, this fall, with price points from $200 to $800. The line will be sold exclusively by IBDs. 

Posted in Industry News
Posted April 24, 2018

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano said a mild economic expansion in Europe, a buoyant labor market in North America, and a moderate recovery in Japan contributed to a 5.1 percent net sales increase in its bicycle division in the opening quarter of 2018, compared to the same period last year.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 23, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — VeloNews will release the Official Guide to the Tour de France in early June.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Media/Publishing / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted April 23, 2018
May 5 will be the first edition of the planned annual event.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association has declared the first Saturday in May as International Women's Mountain Biking Day.

The first edition, May 5, is being promoted by IMBA and SRAM, PeopleForBikes, Rebecca Rusch and others.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 23, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling and the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame have announced a new agreement that will include sharing elements of the Hall's historic content with USA Cycling's membership base, collaborating to expand the number of participants who nominate and select Hall of Fame members, and engaging USA Cycling's community in fundraising to support the Hall of Fame.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Racing & Sponsorship

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