Coronavirus

Posted April 8, 2020

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (BRAIN) — Vail Resorts, the ski resort, real estate and retail giant, told Colorado officials Wednesday that it has furloughed 65 employees at its Bicycle Village stores in Aurora, Boulder and Littleton, Colorado.

Posted April 8, 2020

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Dick’s Sporting Goods will furlough “a significant number” of employees beginning April 12, the company said in a statement to investors.

Posted April 7, 2020
Patience and persistence needed when applying for SBA's PPP loan, official says.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Steve White urges patience and persistence during the rollout of the Paycheck Protection Program that authorizes billions of dollars in forgivable small-business loans for retailers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted April 7, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Some event news as the COVID-19 shuffling and re-shuffling continues: CrankTank's Impact media event tied to the Dirty Kanza 200 gravel race will move, with the race, to September.

Posted April 7, 2020
Thule's 3D printers are now making face shield parts.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM, Thule and Aventon have joined a growing group of industry brands making or donating masks for COVID-19 responders.

Employees at SRAM's Zipp facility in Indianapolis are now making masks for hospitals in the area.

Posted April 6, 2020

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — REI Co-op will begin a 90-day furlough for "the majority" of its retail and field employees starting April 15, said Eric Artz, president and CEO, in an email on Monday night to co-op members.

Posted April 6, 2020

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — The newest episode of the Channel Mastery podcast was produced in response to many questions about the typical consumer mindset during the pandemic.

Posted April 6, 2020
Would you trade a tube for hand sanitizer?
Mac McCabe is adjusting to difficult times with a sense of humor.

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Mac McCabe won't complain.

"I have a really good time doing what I do," said the owner of Mac's Harpeth Bikes for the past 11 years. "I'm not going to bitch and gripe about how shitty our margins are or any of that nonsense."

Posted April 3, 2020

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — A program authorizing billions of dollars in forgivable small-business loans hit major snags on Friday, after final Treasury Department guidance went out late Thursday combined with application issues to hinder the process.

Posted April 3, 2020
Fox Racing and Smith Optics are also donating goggles.
100% is donating protective eyewear to first-responders and medical personnel.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Performance eye protection has been a focus of 100% with its lines of sunglasses and goggles.

Until two weeks ago.

Now the focus is clearly necessary eye protection.

Posted April 3, 2020

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Evelo, a Seattle-based e-bike brand, has access to personal protective equipment, including face masks, from some of its Chinese and Hong Kong suppliers.

Posted April 3, 2020

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle is offering free home delivery throughout the continental U.S. for online bike orders through May 1 to provide better access to cycling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted April 2, 2020

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Outdoor Retailer has canceled its 2020 Summer Market, originally scheduled for June 23-25 at Denver's Colorado Convention Center.

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