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Millions of dollars annually will go to trail maintenance and creation.
The signing ceremony Tuesday. White House photo.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law the Great American Outdoors Act that will provide millions of dollars annually for trail maintenance and creation on federal lands.

The ISO published its 10th specification for e-bike manufacturing safety.

GENEVA (BRAIN) — The International Organization for Standardization published its 10th specification for e-bike manufacturing safety, this one addressing requirements and testing methods for motors and electrical systems.

This is a challenging time for all of us. As more and more events go virtual, trade shows are canceled and travel within our industry at a standstill, I am concerned about the depth of connection within our industry and to our customers.

Along with partners Amy Charity and Ken Benesh, he founded the SBT GRVL event in 2019.
Satkiewicz at the SBT GRVL start.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Former Smartwool executive and SBT GRVL co-founder Mark Satkiewicz died of suspected cardiac causes while cycling near his home on Saturday. He was 52.

The Japanese industrial giant Yamaha may not yet be a prominent name in U.S. retail shops, but the company’s patent filings suggest strong interest in the e-bike market here.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — Many importers of Chinese bike products will see costs increase by 25% as tariff exclusions are expected to expire August 7.

Revolution Bicycles' homepage.

ARCATA, Calif. (BRAIN) — At least 15 bike shops in California have received emails and letters from a law firm threatening suits over their websites' compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and a California statute.

The rim brake innovator possessed a "relentless focus on creating the highest quality products."

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (BRAIN) — Richard Everett, founder of Kool Stop International who led a quiet revolution in the manufacturing of rim brakes, has died. Gene Smith, Everett's partner for more than 40 years, said the 76-year-old entrepreneur's "... heart simply gave out."

Garmin reported a 9% year-over-year revenue decrease in the second quarter.

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin Ltd. reported a 9% year-over-year revenue decrease in the second quarter, but gains in the fitness sector helped mitigate the losses.

Stradalli T-700 full carbon gravel bike with Shimano Ultegra 11-speed.

POMPANO, Fla. (BRAIN) — Stradalli Cycle, primarily a consumer-direct brand, is for sale.

Shimano will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2021.

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano reported Tuesday that its first-half sales in its bicycle products division were down 14.6% from the same period last year, to 123 billion yen ($1.2 billion); operating income in the segment was down 19.7%.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — While year-over-year IBD bicycle sales through May have grown by 30% and other categories also have seen increases, apparel sales declined by 10%, according to the NPD Group. Industry suppliers and retailers revealed a multitude of factors in this decline, while some have found creative ways to buck the trend.

DENVER (BRAIN) — A Colorado business is offering short term rentals of fully outfitted overlanding vehicles for visitors and locals who want to go offroad camping with all the toys, including bikes.

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Kask has released its new Mojito³ helmet.

CHIUDUNO, Italy (BRAIN) — Cycling helmet manufacturer Kask debuts its new model, the Mojito³. Replacing the Mojito X model, it builds on the strengths of its predecessor, offering commuters, e-bikers and enthusiast road riders a helmet that doesn't compromise on safety.