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Some local Trek Bicycle Stores planning Pride Rides on June 27.

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle will donate $75,000 to several regional LGBTQIA+ organizations and host national Pride Ride events on June 27. More than 78 Trek Bicycle Stores in 25 cities are participating with some hosting the rides. 

The headbadge was custom made by Jen Green of Philadelphia's Revolution Cycle Jewelry.

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Philly framebuilder Steve Bilenky fulfilled a special order for a custom bike in under two weeks recently — a far cry from his usual two-year waiting list for custom frames. This time the customer was the U.S. State Department Office of Diplomatic Gifts.

But we need to be on guard.
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ASHBURN, Va. (BRAIN) — Ransomware attacks that shut down operations at a major oil pipeline in May and the world's largest meat processor in June refocused the nation's attention on the importance of cybersecurity. Less known nationally, four bicycle companies also have been targeted in the past year.

Kent Bicycle's factory in Malaysia is also closed.
2007 BRAIN photo by Matt Wiebe.

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano's factory in Malaysia will be completely closed until at least June 14 due to an official COVID-19 mandate. Since June 1, the factory had been allowed to operate at 60% capacity.

PNW Components Range Stem.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — PNW Components no longer will sell products through Amazon. The company said it is making the change to to reallocate inventory to support bike shops and industry retailers.

CamelBak is recalling its Podium and Peak Fitness water bottles.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — CamelBak is recalling about 60,000 of its Podium and Peak Fitness water bottles because the cap's silicone valve can loosen and detach, posing a choking hazard.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The surge in bike imports continues and monthly tire imports exceeded $10 million for the first time in ... maybe forever.

Eurobike returns to the Messe Friedrichshafen in September.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Eurobike has announced its safety and hygiene regulations for the Sept. 1-4 show at its Messe Friedrichshafen venue.

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Domenic's 2 Wheelers, an area landmark bike shop for 41 years, will close this month.

2020 brought unprecedented change to the bicycle industry. But when we look at the 2021 dealer count, the most surprising thing is how few surprises there are.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (BRAIN) — KAV Sports, which has been selling a custom 3D-printed hockey helmet since last fall, is launching a custom 3D-printed bike helmet with a crowdfunding campaign that began Tuesday.

How shops can welcome the LGBTQ+ community.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — June is Pride Month. BRAIN reached out to LGBTQ+ consumers and shop owners to gauge how our industry's doing. Can we take pride, or is there room for improvement in our shops?

The dealer association will produce breakout sessions, dealer receptions, and other events at the three events.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Organizers of the CABDA Expos announced a new agreement with the National Bicycle Dealers Association on Monday.

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New Product

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Wolf Tooth introduces a synthetic chain lube designed for all conditions that it says will enhance drivetrain efficiency and reduce wear.