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Abbey delivering saddle position measurement tool

BEND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Abbey Bike Tools is now shipping its Fit Kit, a saddle position measuring system it first showed at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show this year.  The system includes three magnetic “bullets” that fit into various bottom bracket spindle types and hold the end of a standard measuring tape. The bullets allow a saddle height measurement to be taken easily from the center of the bottom bracket.

BRAIN seeks retailers to join State of Retail panel for upcoming year

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for retailers to participate in our 2017-2018 State of Retail panel.

DRAFT: LA Meetup planned for July 20 in Burbank

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes’ next beer, bikes and biz gettogether is planned for next Thursday in Burbank, California.  The DRAFT: LA Meetup is the latest stop in the group’s nationwide series intended to bring together bike industry entrepreneurs

Echos Communications hires Fornes as senior account manager

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Echos Communications has hired bicycle industry veteran Brian Fornes as senior account manager for the bike division.

MTBparks Pass available for 2017 season

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Donnelly Sports hires Michael Johnston as European manager

DENVER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Donnelly Sports, the licenses of the Clement brand, has hired Michael Johnston as its new European manager as the company looks to restore its presence in the European market. Donnelly Sports, which is owned and managed by Donn Kellogg, plans to offer the full Clement product line to European customers.  “I hope that I can contribute to the mission set out by Donn and am very enthusiastic and motivated about the opportunity to take the mythic Clement brand back to its rightful place in the bicycle world,” said Johnston

North American Bikeshare Association hires first executive director

BOSTON (BRAIN) — The North American Bikeshare Association has hired its first executive director, Samantha Herr. Herr is the former program manager for the City of Boston, where she spearheaded efforts to offer low-cost bikeshare memberships, making it one of the first major U.S. cities to focus on equity in bike share

Bicycle Blue Book’s trade-in program expands into Performance and other major retailers

SAN JOSE, Calif. (BRAIN) — All 106 Performance Bicycle stores are now accepting used bike trade-ins via Bicycle Blue Book’s program, which provides customers with store credit in exchange for their old bikes, which are shipped to BicycleBlueBook to resell.  About 1,200 bike shops in the U.S. are now using the program, said Ira Becker, the president of Bicycle Blue Book.

Portland State Univ. asks brands, retailers to promote e-bike survey

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — With more than 1,000 responses already received, a university researcher is asking the industry to promote an online survey on how consumers use e-bikes. June 23 is the last day to take the survey

Rad Power Bikes added to Velofix Direct program

SEATTLE, Wash. (BRAIN) — Rad Power Bikes, a Seattle-based direct-to-consumer electric bike company, has joined Velofix’s bike delivery program, Velofix Direct.