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Posted May 22, 2018

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Sustainable Trails Coalition has thanked Utah's Sen. Mike Lee's introduction of a revised version of his 2016 Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas Act. The act would allow local managers to decide if mountain bikes should be allowed in federal Wilderness areas.

Posted in Industry News
Posted May 21, 2018

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Joe Nocella, owner of 718 Cyclery in Brooklyn, is inviting fellow retailers to participate in the second edition of Bike Shop Day, which is aimed at connecting independent bike dealers and their communities.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 21, 2018

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (BRAIN) — Yakima is introducing its first ambassador program, the Yakima RackPack, with a group of athletes and everyday adventurers from numerous sports and pursuits. The ambassadors will share tips and tricks from the road, travel stories and more through Yakima’s website, blog, social media channels and public events.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Web/Internet
Posted May 21, 2018

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — A Linus bike covered in beadwork by South African artist Ralph Ziman will be auctioned to benefit the Venice (California) Family Clinic.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted May 21, 2018
RST's Jasper Feng

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Jasper Feng held up RST's new electronic dropper post and told more than a dozen editors that it would retail for $999. Several quickly asked Feng to repeat the price just to be certain they had heard him correctly.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted May 18, 2018
Virginia's Blue Ridge. Photo by Sam Dean Photography.

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

Posted in Industry News
Posted May 18, 2018

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

Posted in Industry News Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted May 18, 2018

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.

Posted in Industry News
Posted May 18, 2018

LEESBURG, Va. (BRAIN) — The Loudoun County (Virginia) 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.

Posted in Industry News
Posted May 18, 2018

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.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions / Media/Publishing
Posted May 17, 2018

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.

Posted in Studies/Reports

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