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RENO, Nev. (BRAIN) — The loss of Subaru as a corporate sponsor two years ago revealed larger issues at the International Mountain Bicycling Association.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — William Robert "Bobby" Hawley Sr., passed away last Thursday at age 87.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Industry Nine has signed a licensing agreement with Shimano to offer Micro Spline-compatible freehubs for use with the new XTR M9100 12-speed mountain group. All the freehubs will be produced at I9’s facility in Asheville, and will be available by the end of the year.

BOULDER, Colo.  (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industry Association has hired Patricia Rojas-Ungar to lead its advocacy agenda as the vice president of government affairs. Rojas-Ungar is currently vice president of public affairs at the U.S. Travel Association.

The Storck headquarters store in Idstein, Germany.

IDSTEIN, Germany (BRAIN) — The high-end German brand Storck Bicycles has opened its consumer direct sales to most international markets, including the U.S., where the brand has about nine dealers but no distributor.

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ARLINGTON, Va. (BRAIN) — In an emergency response trial held here recently, bicyclists were able to transport 1,250 pounds of water and 1,100 pounds of food over difficult terrain, showing how the vehicles can be put to use when needed the most.

BRUSSELS (BRAIN) — The European Bicycle Manufacturers' Association has withdrawn its request to the European Commission to begin registering the imports of e-bikes into the EU.

HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Amer Sports on Thursday confirmed that it's continuing to explore a sale to a Chinese sports company and an Asian private equity firm.

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — No Vet Alone, a peer support network for military veterans and first responders, is planning group rides and other events at bike shops and other venues for Veterans Day weekend. The group is hoping to enlist more bike shops to host events, which mark the 100th anniversary of the holiday.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The latest figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show an 8.1 percent decline in cyclist deaths due to motor vehicle-related incidents last year, compared with the prior year. 

HAMPSTEAD, Md. (BRAIN) — Maryland fire investigators say a 25-year-old man assembling a do-it-yourself e-bike caused a fire that destroyed a house.

No one was injured in the fire, which started Sunday afternoon. 

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MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — WTB has added a 27.5 x 2.8 size to its Vigilante tread family.

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