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Some view powersport dealers as a gateway to the transportation market.

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (BRAIN) — Several e-bike brands are looking to powersport dealers as retail outlets, especially for electric mountain bikes, which are becoming a hit with off-road motorcycle racers.

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Plans are to expand the mountain bike challenge to other regions around the world.
The La Ruta De Los Conquistadores format will expand globally.

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Spartan Race will acquire the La Ruta De Los Conquistadores multi-day endurance mountain bike race and brand and expand the format to other regions.

PeopleForBikes requested exclusion for bikes like this and other kids bikes.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Importers of kids bikes from China might get a reprieve from the 25% tariffs imposed as part of the Trump administration's trade war.

BEAVER, Utah (BRAIN) — Life Time, which owns the Leadville Trail 100, Chequamegon MTB Festival and Dirty Kanza events, has added Crusher in the Tushar, a long-standing gravel event in Utah organized by former pro racer Burke Swindlehurst.

Assembled in Chicago by PedalCell, the generator-electronics system produces 15-20 watts to charge USB devices.
The CadenceX is PedalCell's alternative to the classic dynamo generator.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — When Adam Hokin and Vishaal Mali began designing a bicycle generator, they started from scratch and followed the Apple game plan.

Devise a closed system more powerful and efficient than what's on the market.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (BRAIN) — A U.S. Patent and Trademark Office board will continue to review a petition by members of the Ross family to regain ownership of the Ross Bicycles trademark, which the family members claim has been abandoned by its current registrant.

A Priority City Cruiser.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The U.S. Trade Representative has granted two more importers exclusions from the U.S.-China trade war tariffs, currently 25%. The USTR also announced two new denials of exclusion petitions from the industry.

Taichung Bike Week 2019 took place Oct. 16-19.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Taichung Bike Week, traditionally known as an OEM event where decisions are made and deals done, needs an extra day to finish its business.

DES MOINES, Iowa (BRAIN) — A month and a half after its previous director and staff resigned and launched their own event, organizers of the Register's Great Annual Ride Across Iowa have appointed a new director.

QBP is celebrating Small Business Saturday on its website.

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — A.J. Camp experienced enough subpar Black Fridays to form an opinion on one of the biggest shopping days of the year.

Company will leave Little Rock for the Bentonville area in March.
Allied Cycle Works has a lot invested in the Able gravel bike.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BRAIN) — It's the perfect move in more ways than one.

Allied Cycle Works will relocate all of its manufacturing operations from Little Rock to Rogers, Arkansas, and go online in March. Rogers, about 200 miles northwest of Little Rock, is near the growing bike-tourist Bentonville area.

Donna Steiner.

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Donna Steiner, credit manager for BikeCo Advanced Sports, died Nov. 21 after battling leukemia.

Steiner was 54 and survived by daughter Nicolle, mother Diana and brother Bill. The family held a private ceremony.

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The new Nimble 9 is available for pre-order.

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (BRAIN) — Canfield Bikes unveiled the fifth-generation of its steel hardtail, the Nimble 9, for 2020.