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Interbike announces first wave of IBD Summit speakers at fall show

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced the initial wave of content and schedule for the IBD Summit at Interbike, the retail education track at the Interbike show this fall. The show said it sought to bring the same level of speakers that used to appear at the IBD Summit in its previous format, when it was held in Arizona in the winter.  Pat Hus, the vice president of Interbike, said, “We consulted with our Retailer Advisory Board, the NBDA and many others on the topics, and are confident that the sessions will be impactful for attendees

Planet Bike awards $24k in grants to 6 advocacy groups

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Rotor America adds Joel Sehloff as West Coast tech rep

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Rotor America has increased its IBD technical support with the hire of Joel Sehloff as West Coast tech rep. Sehloff wrenched at Wisconsin and Utah-area bike shops and raced road and mountain bikes before coming to Rotor America.

Shimano or Shimona? Knock-offs spotted on bikes brought to shops for service and assembly

Mechanics say Shinano, Shimona and SunRun components are showing up on bikes bought online. SAN ANTONIO (BRAIN) — Mechanics across the country are reporting that bikes brought in for service or assembly are coming spec’d with knock-off components. Often, customers bring the bikes in new in the box and mechanics are having trouble setting them up to work properly.

Bike share association celebrates defeat of Florida legislation

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (BRAIN) — The  North American Bikeshare Association said its helped defeat a Florida bill that would have replaced local control of bike share programs with a statewide policy.  The Florida House of Representatives and Senate introduced bills in December that imposed a statewide bikeshare policy. NABSA said the bills did not account for safety, data privacy, right of way management, or the needs of communities, among other issues

South Carolina’s Pedal Chic gains space in move

GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN) — Retailer Robin Bylenga opened Pedal Chic in 2010 to cater to female cyclists. In February, Bylenga moved the store into a larger space on the bike path in downtown Greenville, about two and half blocks from Pedal Chic’s previous location

IMBA launches trail education and grant program with Walton Family Foundation

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) and the Walton Family Foundation are partnering to present new Trail Labs educational programming and matching Trail Accelerator grants to bring more trails to communities across the U.S

Strider Sports announces 2018 Strider Cup race schedule

Next year's events will be in Fort Worth, Cleveland, Seattle and Boulder. RAPID CITY, S.D. (BRAIN) — Strider Bikes has announced the dates and locations for its 2018 Strider Cup, a national Strider Bike racing series for toddlers and children.

Reno-Tahoe takes up big booth to talk up new show venue

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Interbike is moving to the Reno-Sparks Convention Center next year and to Lake Tahoe’s Northstar California resort for its outdoor festival and demo. The RSCVA has nearly a dozen people here walking the show and manning its 20×20 booth, which is in the lobby area.

Outerbike plans Bentonville, Arkansas, event for 2018

MOAB, Utah (BRAIN) — Western Spirit Cycling, the organizer of the Outerbike demo events is planning one for Bentonville, Arkansas for next October. Western Spirit plans four Outerbikes for next year: spring and fall events in Moab, an August event in Crested Butte, Colorado, and the new Bentonville event in late October