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OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin on Wednesday reported a 1 percent rise in second-quarter revenue, to $817 million from $812 million a year earlier, that included a 46 gain in its outdoor segment driven by strong demand for its Fenix smart watches.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike officials are planning a conference call with the media on Thursday morning to announce the show’s location for 2018.

Tagged Interbike

DENVER (BRAIN)  — Haibike has hired Chris Facas as a new territory manager to support retailers and promote sales throughout the Northeast United States.

Facas, former territory sales representative for Specialized and Jamis, will begin representing Haibike immediately.

Tagged Sales Reps

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Edward Hickey was the kind of bike industry lifer who would travel to the Taipei trade show just to catch up with old friends and keep in touch with bike industry happenings.

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Trips for Kids has appointed Robert Alan Ping as its executive director. Ping will be responsible for leading the implementation of the national strategic plan to enhance and expand the Trips for Kids National organization of independent community chapters.

DENVER (BRAIN) — Bicycle Colorado has launched a national search for a new executive director as Dan Grunig, the advocacy group's leader for the past 15 years, steps down in December.

SANDY, Utah (BRAIN) — Reynolds Cycling has hired industry veteran Scott Montgomery as its CEO.

World Champion Wout Van Aert won the 2016 CrossVegas

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Registration opens for the UCI Elite, USA Cycling, Wheelers & Dealers, and a new e-bike category at the Las Vegas event.

Tagged Electric bike / Racing & Sponsorship / Interbike

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kali Protectives has reached a distribution agreement with Quality Bicycle Products and will join the distributor’s Dealer’s Choice buying program starting in August.

Tagged Distributor news

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — West Virginia's Big Bear Lake Camplands was the scene for the Dirt Fest West Virginia mountain bike festival earlier this month. The event attracted more than 900 riders from 20 states and Canada.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Retail trade and other business groups, along with PeopleForBikes, are claiming victory following an announcement that congressional leaders will not include a border adjustment tax as part of tax reform legislation.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association said it enthusiastically endorses new legislation that would update processes and policies on national public lands to improve outdoor recreation.

LEVIS, Québec (BRAIN) — Hawley-Lambert has reached a distribution agreement for the new Pirelli PZero Velo tire range, covering both Canada and the United States.

Tagged Distributor news

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Focus Bicycles USA has hired Salt Lake City-based SOAR Communications to lead its public relations in the United States, supporting PR around the brand's lineup of new electric mountain bikes.

Tagged People

MEQUON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Jon Swanson is joining the Hayes Bicycle Group as its director of product management at its global headquarters here.

Tagged People

WHITEFISH, Mont. (BRAIN) — Hammer Nutrition says it has managed to remove all of its products from online marketplaces including Amazon.com, Jet.com, and Walmart.com.

Tagged MAP

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Assos of Switzerland has established a new U.S. office in this city's East Central neighborhood.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Pro's Closet has hired Travis Erwin as its VP of sales. Erwin was previously the director of global sales for Reynolds Cycling and at TPC he will focus on developing programs for industry partners.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — TerraTrike is bracing for its biggest edition of its annual RiderFest, which kicks off Saturday in South Grand Rapids.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

LIVINGSTON, Scotland (BRAIN) — Endura Inc. Is now offering custom clothing in the United States. The Scottish company has been producing custom clothing for more 25 years and has been providing clothing for the Movistar team since 2013.

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