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LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — KHS has expanded its offering of Wheels Mfg. products and is now a full-line distributor, the company said.

LINDON, Utah (BRAIN) — Fezzari Bicycles is now offering a lifetime warranty on all frames. Previously the consumer-direct bike brand had a five-year frame warranty. 

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Mike's Bikes, which has 12 locations in Northern California, is acquiring Public Bikes, a San Francisco-based brand that sells city bikes and accessories online and through a limited number of brick-and-mortar stores.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has released its full schedule of e-bike training, to be held within its Electric Theatre, epowered by Bosch, at the show beginning in two weeks.

Tagged Electric bike / Interbike

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Quintana Roo has launched an online auction of its Fit Series entry-level triathlon bike, the Kilo Race, to support the OneStar Foundation’s Rebuild Texas Fund.

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Santa Cruz Bicycles has responded to Oregon's controversial new bicycle tax with a promotion that promises to deliver thousands of dollars to mountain bike projects across the state.

BREA, Calif. (BRAIN) — When Bob Weber and Robert Reisinger launched 6D Helmets six years ago, they were betting on new technology to put them in the big leagues of helmet design.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike is calling on all mechanics to sign up for its Mechanics Challenge, now in its second year.

Tagged Interbike

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Eastern Outdoor Reps Association and New England Sports Reps, two trade groups, are merging to become Eastern Active Sports Reps.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Sales Reps

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — TRP has made two changes to its management structure as it focuses on OEM service, support and delivery.

Dave Biehler has been promoted to domestic sales manager. He will now handle TRP/Tektro distributors ordering through the U.S. office and small builder OEM sales.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (BRAIN) — Las Vegas-based beverage brand idrink is a new sponsor of CrossVegas, being named the "official water of CrossVegas."

Nick Pargaz, the COO of idrink, said, "We are pumped and ready to hydrate the thousands of elite cyclists, VIP guests, media, and volunteers at CrossVegas."

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Interbike

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Saris Cycling Group is reducing its U.S. distributor count from 10 to six, parting ways with BTI, Downeast, Hans Johnsen Co., and KHS. Saris will continue to be distributed by Giant, Hawley, J&B, Olympic Supply, Trek and QBP.

Tagged Distributor news

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Greg Shepherd, a long time rep who worked for SBS from 1998 to August 2015, was recently hospitalized after being struck by a car. Shepherd is recovering from spinal cord injuries at the ICU at Harborview Hospital in Seattle, where he’s been since Aug. 21.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced the winners for the Interbike Innovation Awards. Revamped for 2017, the awards recognize excellence and innovation in product, retail and advocacy.

Tagged Awards / Interbike / Interbike Awards

QUÉBEC CITY (BRAIN) — Garneau has promoted David Cathcart from director of USA and international sales to now oversee the company's sales & marketing teams as executive leader, of sales and marketing.

HANOVER, N.H. (BRAIN) —Briko, an Italian brand best known for its ski helmets and eyewear, is now bringing its bike helmets to the U.S. market. The bike products were previously available only in Europe.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bosch eBike Systems will offer free professional training onsite at Interbike next month. The training can be used to renew mechanic certification, which expires 15 months from the date of the last training.

The Bosch Dealer Certification Clinic covers:

Tagged Electric bike / Interbike

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The North American Bikeshare Association said it is frustrated by a decision to remove a Capital Bikeshare station from the White House grounds last week.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association has sent a letter to its members informing them of updates to California's Prop. 65 warning label regulations. The changes go into effect Aug. 30, 2018.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (BRAIN) — Illinois has become the latest state to sign a new e-bike bill into law that designates a three-class system for electric bikes.

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