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WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Paycheck Protection Program was extended another month to small businesses needing financial assistance in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) —  Shimano's chairman emeritus and former chairman Yoshizo Shimano died of chronic heart failure at 85 on July 3.

"The contributions he made to Shimano's business cannot be measured and his impact will be felt forever," the company said. 

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes, which owns and operates the Bicycle Leadership Conference, announced Wednesday that it will hold the BLC as a virtual event this fall and an in-person BLC next April 12-14 in Santa Cruz, California. Meanwhile, organizers of the Sea Otter Classic, which has hosted the BLC in Monterey for many years, announced a rival management conference for next April.

(BRAIN) — Cannondale is shifting to an updated version of the cycle the industry relied on in decades’ past: dealer pre-season commitments made in the fourth quarter and model transitions centered around the new year. The company is promising to eliminate most mid-season model year changeovers.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Sea Otter Classic on Wednesday announced that the 2020 event, which had been rescheduled for October, will not be held. 

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pocket Outdoor Media, which owns media titles including VeloNews, Triathlete and Bicycle Retailer & Industry News, has acquired three divisions of Active Interest Media.

Organization creates Tim Blumenthal Legacy Fund

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Jenn Dice is named president and CEO of PeopleForBikes as Blumenthal retires after 16 years at the helm.

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SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Garmin Ltd. has acquired Firstbeat Analytics Oy, a privately-held provider of physiological analytics and metrics for consumer devices in the health, wellness, fitness and performance markets.

Production photo courtesy of Saris.

FREEPORT, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Some of the bike products most in demand during the current mini bike boom — things like kickstands, indoor trainers, and car racks — happen to be available from domestic manufacturers. Companies with U.S.

(BRAIN) — The United Kingdom bike industry says e-bike sales growth stalled in Q1 and during the country's COVID-19 lockdown. The industry is urging the government to provide financial incentives for e-bike purchases and create a public awareness campaign to encourage the use of e-bikes for transportation.

Specialized is recalling certain 2019 and 2020 Sirrus and Sirrus X models.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle Components has issued a safety notice about certain 2019 and 2020 Sirrus and Sirrus X models because of incorrect crankset installation.

Courtesy photo from the 2019 Eurobike.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Eurobike organizers say local officials have given it the go ahead to hold its event here on its new dates, Nov. 24-26, 2020.

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CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Spinergy's new GXX gravel wheels feature a new carbon rim design and the brand's PBO fiber spokes.