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I talk to a lot of brands, managers, CEOs and otherwise generally important people. What I hear and see, almost daily, is that everyone is focused on the loss of retailers — “bicycle shops,” as it were. Rarely do I hear talk about the rise of mobile bicycle shops. And yes, these are bicycle shops.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Stromer is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall its ST5 e-bike because the stem can break, posing crash and injury hazards. Stromer has received one report of the stem breaking. No injuries have been reported.

CHINO Calif. (BRAIN) — Police have arrested three suspects in a bike shop robbery during which a store manager was critically injured in this Southern California community.

2019 winners to be announced Oct. 1.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — On Wednesday, the National Bicycle Dealers Association will open the application period for the 2019 America's Best Bike Shops program.

LONDON (BRAIN) — At the start of May, four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome's team will get a major facelift as Team Sky will become Team Ineos. The British WorldTour team confirmed Tuesday that its new sponsor will be the multinational chemicals company Ineos, which is based in London.

GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN) — Michelin has expanded its relationship with HLC to distribute the tire maker's full product lineup in the U.S. market. Products became available from HLC's U.S. distribution centers starting Monday, March 18.

HLC is already Michelin's exclusive distributor for Canada.

The free webinar is Wednesday at 1 p.m. MT.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes will hold an industry webinar on Wednesday about bike legislation being considered by state lawmakers this year, and how that legislation will affect the bike business. 

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Pro's Closet has launched a certified pre-owned program for bikes that includes a buyback guarantee that sets a pre-defined trade-in or buyback schedule for 18 months to encourage cyclists to regularly upgrade their bikes.

SANTEE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Sidi's U.S. distributor, Ciclista America, has ended a refurbishing service for the Italian shoe brand that it launched in 2016.

Pat Sorensen

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Twin Cities retailer Penn Cycle plans to close its six locations Monday evening; they will reopen Friday under the Freewheel Bike name, according to a Facebook post by Penn Cycle's owner, Pat Sorensen. Freewheel Bike currently has three locations in the area.

No. 22 Bicycle Co. wins Best in Show award.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The North American Handmade Bicycle Show, which closed Sunday, notched a record number of exhibitors for the 15-year-old event: about 210.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized is the latest major bike brand to launch a click-and-collect program, which will allow consumers to order bikes and other products from the company's website and have the order fulfilled at a local Specialized dealer. 

SALEM, Mass. (BRAIN) — Two road tire makers have responded to a safety warning that Enve issued last week about the use of some clinchers on its carbon wheels.

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CYPRESS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, is now delivering its new adventure gravel e-bike, called the Wabash.