Coronavirus

Posted May 21, 2020
The company's Batch bike line is ideally positioned for the current boom in family bike sales.
Bruno Maier

MIAMISBURG, Ohio (BRAIN) — Bruno Maier has held a wide range of positions in the industry, including stints at Huffy, Pacific, CSG, PeopleForBikes, Rocky Mounts. Now he's at United Wheels, the owner of Huffy, Niner, Batch, Vaast, Royce Union and other brands.

Posted May 15, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Organizers of The Big Gear Show, a new outdoor and bike trade show planned for July, have decided to cancel the inaugural event and reschedule for Aug. 2-3, 2021.

Posted May 14, 2020

Merchandising experts share tips on operating an IBD during a pandemic.

Posted May 13, 2020
Owner has fun with group upset that Vitesse Cycle Shop is considered an essential business.

NORMAL, Ill. (BRAIN) — Bike retailer Chris Koos figured the best way to diffuse the protest of his shop was offering an exclusive sale.

Posted May 12, 2020

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Hardstreet, a motorcycle accessory company, is offering a variety of shatterproof counter shields for bike retailers looking to operate safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted May 8, 2020

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — Dorel Sports, parent company of Cycling Sports Group and Pacific Cycle Group, saw a 2% sales increase in the first quarter thanks to good business in the final two weeks of March.

Posted May 7, 2020
USA BMX tracks are gradually reopening in the US.

GILBERT, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Fifteen USA BMX tracks in six states held "soft" reopenings for practice and races last week under state and city social distancing guidelines established during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted May 7, 2020

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — In areas where local guidelines and public health considerations allow, some Dick's Sporting Goods stores in 26 states are reopening with social distancing measures in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted May 6, 2020

BRASELTON, Ga. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory recorded a 1.8% decline in revenue in its Speciality Sports Group, which is comprised of sales of bicycle products sold under the Fox, Marzocchi, Race Face and Easton brands. The company attributed the decline to "a shift in timing of OEM orders."

Posted May 4, 2020

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Eurobike, originally scheduled for Sept. 2-5, has been moved to the late November dates that organizers previously announced as a backup.

Posted May 4, 2020
In the first week, SBA lends $175 billion to small businesses.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Small Business Administration said Sunday it issued 2.2 million Paycheck Protection Program loans valued at $175 billion in the first week of the second round of federal funding during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted May 1, 2020
Ryan Zagata.

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Recent "Pandemic Check-ins" have featured executives with large IBD suppliers in Wisconsin, California, and Minnesota. Today we check in with a smaller supplier based in the pandemic's epicenter and who is experiencing a major sales boom — with sales up 600% so far this year.

Posted April 29, 2020
Large companies receiving small business loans leads to more oversight.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Small Business Administration and Department of the Treasury will make it easier for small businesses to obtain Paycheck Protection Program loans.

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