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Pete Buttigieg. Photo courtesy U.S. DOT.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will address the League of American Bicyclists' annual National Bike Summit on Wednesday. The four-day summit is being held virtually this year.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Ride-share company Lime announced a $50 million investment in e-bikes that includes upgraded hardware and plans to expand service to 25 more cities this year.

Now more than ever retailers need to emphasize e-bike safety.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — A U.S. Patent and Trademark Office board has sided with Fox Factory and invalidated parts of a key SRAM patent on its X-Sync wide-narrow chainrings.

Owner Peter Dorantes in front of his Storck store in Santa Clarita.

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (BRAIN) — German brand Storck Bicycle GmbH is expanding its business in Northern America. With the help of a new exclusive partner, a Storck Concept Store has just opened here.

BRASELTON, Ga. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory’s bicycle-related business was up 22.4% last year, totaling $367 million.

And Fox's CEO said he's optimistic that demand for bikes — especially those with Fox suspension — will remain strong for the rest of 2021 and beyond. 

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Despite not making a profit in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, REI Co-op will issue members member credits equivalent to what they would have earned. The credits are commonly referred to as member dividends.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — An upcoming event on International Women's Day explores why a disproportionate number of men use micromobility compared to women and what can be done to increase ridership.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — REI Co-op announced the location of its first corporate satellite office, five months after selling its newly constructed corporate campus and revealing plans to move to a modified remote work environment.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Accessory manufacturer Blackburn Design announced a partnership with Walmart on Thursday to offer products from 10 categories, including pumps, lights, locks, and tools.

BOA's full-year net revenue, including pre-acquisition revenue, was $106 million.

HOYA, Germany (BRAIN) — Hermann Hartje KG will distribute Mavic products in Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg beginning March 1.

Mavic previously was distributed in Denmark through Bike Toyz of Skodstrup, Denmark.

In the Seattle area, Black people, who make up 8% of the population, received 17% of the tickets.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — With a new study showing Seattle police have ticketed Black riders not wearing helmets nearly four times the rate as white riders since 2003, multiple advocacy groups are working to decriminalize helmet use in the city and in King County.

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Pro-X3 Knee Guards.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — G-Form has expanded its line of protective wear with the Pro-X3 series. The Pro-X line has been available for seven years, featuring SmartFlex technology that flexes while riding and hardens upon impact. The Pro-X3 series upgrades the material and coverage.