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BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association has announced the latest recipients of its IMBA Ride Center designation.

DENVER (BRAIN) — Several of Colorado's largest and longest standing bike events are being operated by new owners this season.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — On Friday — Bike to Work Day — Reps. Earl Blumenauer and Joe Crowley proposed restoring the bicycle commuter tax benefit, which was eliminated in the tax bill last year.

LEESBURG, Va. (BRAIN) — The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said they were able to use Strava to help identify and arrest a suspect in the assault of a cyclist on a bike path last month.

JEFFERSONVILLE, Vt. (BRAIN) — Height of Land Publications, the publisher of Alpinist, Backcountry Magazine, and Cross Country Skier, has acquired Mountain Flyer, the quarterly enthusiast mountain bike title published by Secret Agent Publishing in Gunnison, Colorado.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Product Suppliers Association members shipped 218,741 bikes to retailers in April, up from 217,980 for the same month in 2017, a nominal 0.3 percent increase. But dollars were way up, about 14 percent month on month, accounting for $114.7 million.

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday signed an industry-backed three-class e-bike law after vetoing a raft of legislation last month amid an unrelated dispute over teacher pay in the state.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — VeloNews said its podcasts have seen explosive growth in listeners over the past year — a 162 percent growth in monthly listens from 2017 to 2018. The publisher also said the podcasts have an average listening time of over 45 minutes and an average completion rate of nearly 80 percent. 

MINNETONKA, Minn. (BRAIN) — Erik's, the bike and ski retail chain in the Upper Midwest, is now offering Taxa Outdoor Campers at some of its locations. 

Taxa Outdoors offers lightweight recreational campers and trailers for off-the-grid adventures.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association has entered into a new three-year partnership for stats on the industry with The NPD Group.

SALEM, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Oregon Department of Revenue has collected $34,065 from bike retailers for the state's $15 bike tax, which went into effect Jan. 1.

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WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cannondale is releasing a new lightweight cross-country frame and fork in time for this weekend's UCI World Cup race in Albstadt, Germany.

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