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WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is calling on the nation's mayors and local elected officials to close select streets to vehicle traffic to increase access to safe outdoor space for people walk or bike while maintaining social distance during the COVID-19 crisis.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The former owner of the Public Bikes brand — a brand now owned by Bay Area retailer Mike's Bikes — has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after failing to reach a settlement in a legal dispute with a landlord.

BRUSSELS (BRAIN) — The World Bicycle Industry Association is asking all countries to allow bike repair services to continue through the COVID-19 pandemic. 

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — SmartEtailing updated its software to include a home-delivery shipping option for its IBD subscribers that enables delivery of assembled bikes from their inventory.

Many jurisdictions are allowing shops to stay open, but in about a dozen states it's still unclear whether shops can operate.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — While it doesn't have the force of law, an advisory from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued should encourage local jurisdictions to consider bike repair workers essential during the COVID-19 response. 

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — As fears of COVID 19 have swept through markets worldwide, Giant Group is bracing for a difficult year ahead. However, record revenue for 2019 should help bolster the multi-national company as it attempts to minimize the virus’s impact on its global operations.

Kitsbow Cycling Apparel receives additional sewing machines.

OLD FORT, N.C. (BRAIN) — Aided by Industry Nine, Watershed drybags and Oowee Products, Kitsbow Cycling Apparel shipped its first personal protective equipment Friday in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

TOKYO (BRAIN) — The International Olympic Committee, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and other stakeholders have announced new dates for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad: July 23-Aug, 8, 2021. They also announced new dates for the Paralympic Games, which will be celebrated from Aug. 24-Sept. 5, 2021. 

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Uber Technologies Inc. filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Department of Transportation over the sharing of real-time location data of its JUMP e-bike and scooter riders.

SRAM began promoting its program on Friday.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Industry suppliers are offering new fulfillment programs helping retailers maintain some revenue and connections with their community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — On Friday Congress approved and the president signed a $2 Trillion stimulus package into law. PeopleForBikes plans a webinar next week to explain what it could mean to retailers and other members of the bike industry. 

FLETCHER, N.C. (BRAIN) — Component manufacturer Cane Creek has suspended operations through April 10 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Taiwan operations will continue normally, according to a Cane Creek news release.

FRESNO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Reasoning that sporting goods stores sell emergency supplies, the city of Fresno has allowed the stores to reopen as essential businesses under a statewide shelter in place order.

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Gazelle Bikes' new Class-3 Gazelle Ultimate T10+ brings together the newest generation Bosch Performance Line Speed motor with integrated PowerTube 500 battery, Shimano XT components, and a Suntour suspension fork.