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Posted July 24, 2018

QUÉBEC (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau crashed during a group ride on Saturday and wound up in the hospital with a concussion and punctured lung. The 59-year-old is a former Canadian national team member on the road and track. 

Garneau was released from Hôpital de l'Enfant-Jésus on Sunday morning.

Posted in Industry News
Posted July 23, 2018
Brooks was among the bike brands at the OR show. Photo: Gary Newkirk.

DENVER (BRAIN) — Outdoor Retailer Summer Market opened Monday to crowded halls, but suppliers and retailers were worried about the impact of Trump administration tariffs and rising freight costs in the U.S. market.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted July 23, 2018

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Tuesday evening's DRAFT Meetup event here is being produced by PeopleForBikes and Felt Bicycles. 

The event will include three sets of speakers:

Posted in Industry News
Posted July 23, 2018

LEVIS, Québec and LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — As the last step in the merging of operations of the two companies, Hawley-Lambert has rebranded and is now known as HLC, an acronym for Hawley-Lambert Cycling.

The distributor has launched a new website at HLC.bike as well as a new logo.

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Posted July 23, 2018

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association is looking to raise $30,000 by July 29 to help fund construction of the Palisade Plunge, a planned 32-mile backcountry singletrack connecting the top of Grand Mesa outside of Grand Junction, Colorado, to the town of Palisade some 6,000 feet below.

Posted in Industry News
Posted July 23, 2018
Retailers, consumers and suppliers have left dozens of comments opposed to the e-bike tariff. Industry representatives will speak in Washington later this week.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Monday July 23 was the final day that the U.S. Trade Representative accepted public comments about its proposed 25 percent tariff on e-bikes and other goods. A public hearing is scheduled for this Wednesday and at least two industry representative are expected to speak. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged Trade/tariffs
Posted July 23, 2018

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Velofix is offering a $500 signing bonus for mechanics who take jobs with its franchises across North America.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 23, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — The Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association will present Tech Clinics again at this year's Interbike Expo in Reno. The association has also announced three education sessions focused on the current state of service in many shops.

The three sessions are:

Posted in Industry News Tagged Interbike / Retailer education
Posted July 23, 2018

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN) — EVOC, a Germany-based sports protection brand, is now working with ORIS Intelligence to help monitor and enforce its Minimum Advertised Price policy in the U.S.

Posted in Industry News Tagged MAP
Posted July 20, 2018

COCHRANE, Alberta (BRAIN) — Dynastream Innovations, the inventor of the ANT wireless protocol, is now operating as Garmin Canada Inc. Dynastream has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Garmin for more than 11 years.

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Posted July 20, 2018

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products is introducing the QBP Service Summit, an event in January 2019 for service department leaders that will include strategies and tools to increase profitability.

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