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PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Chris King Precision Components said there is a fraudulent website advertising "deep discounts" on its products.

The company said the only URL Chris King sells through is chrisking.com and noted users will not be redirected to any other sites to transact purchases.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Sea Otter Classic exhibitor space is 90% sold out with nearly 1,000 brands set to display at the 33rd annual event.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — A defendant in the investigation into a series of shop burglaries accepted a plea agreement, according to the Colorado Attorney General's Office.

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Vela Bikes, an e-bike brand launched in Brazil 12 years ago, plans to move all its operations and manufacturing to the U.S. by early next year. The company is moving its headquarters to Detroit and will partner with Detroit Bikes to manufacture its bikes in the city.

Pedego Electric Bikes Fort Myers donates e-bike to the police department nearly a week after it is given a temporary home.
Pedego Electric Bikes Fort Myers gave the police a $2,400 Element e-bike.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (BRAIN) — Despite the hardships of losing her store to Hurricane Ian in October, Lisa Badolato said it was time to thank the Fort Myers Police Department.

GUNNISON, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association has produced a one-page buyer's guide to help mountain bikers understand e-bike technology, regulations, and other issues before they buy an e-bike. 

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Dick's Sporting Goods reported net sales increased 7.7% in the third quarter and raised full-year guidance.

Net sales for the quarter ending Oct. 29 were $3 billion, up from $2.7 billion from the same time last year. Comparable store sales increased 6.5%.

SUN VALLEY, Idaho (BRAIN) — Now in its fifth year to support women's brands, Women-Led Wednesday 2022 carries more significance than ever in light of the abortion rights debate this year, said the CEO of Women-Led Wednesday and Wild Rye mountain apparel company, Cassie Abel.

(BRAIN) — FSA and Vision is reporting an increase in websites and e-commerce sites that refer to both brands without authorization.

Both are reminding the industry the only official company websites are:

Left to right: Nyle Nims, Pat Cunnane and Dennis Schöemburg.

AMES, Iowa (BRAIN) – Messingschlager USA has named industry veteran Pat Cunnane as its CEO. Cunnane most recently was president and chief operating officer of Yuba Bicycles.

Founder Mike Radenbaugh will become chairman of the board.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Mike Radenbaugh, who built his first e-bike in his garage 15 years ago, will step down as Rad Power Bikes CEO and transition to chairman of the board to focus on e-bike advocacy and innovation.

LONDON (VELONEWS) — Rapha's CEO William Kim will step down, with Francois Convercey and Daniel Blumire taking over as joint managing directors, the company announced.

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — The annual bicycle-inspired food drive Cranksgiving will be in full swing this weekend with 43 events scheduled across the U.S.

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