Coronavirus

Posted March 6, 2020
A scene from last month's CABDA Midwest show near Chicago.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — CABDA show director Jim Kersten said next week's CABDA East trade show in New Jersey is going ahead as planned, even after at least 11 exhibitors have told him they plan to pull out. The show originally had 156 registered exhibitors.

Posted March 5, 2020
Crowds at the 2019 Sea Otter expo.

Many look to digital options as real-world marketing opportunities shift beneath their feet.

Posted March 5, 2020

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Sea Otter Classic, scheduled for next month here, announced Thursday that they are postponing the event to an undetermined date because of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

Posted March 4, 2020
Kersten at a 2020 CABDA Midwest party.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Organizers of next week's CABDA East trade show say the event will be held as scheduled with some new precautions because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The event will be held at the Meadowlands convention center in Secaucus, New Jersey.

Posted March 3, 2020
REI's flagship Seattle location.

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Two REI Co-op office employees possibly were exposed to the COVID-19 virus on Monday, and the outdoor giant, based in Seattle, closed three office campuses for deep cleaning. 

Posted March 3, 2020

BRAIN speaks with suppliers, retailers and others from across the industry and around the world.

Posted March 3, 2020
Photo by Daniel van den Berg on Unsplash

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The scale of the COVID-19 outbreak extends from the individual to the global, across medical, political, and economic spheres. The bicycle industry has its own specific concerns within the developing crisis. 

Posted March 3, 2020

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers of next month's Sea Otter Classic bike festival said Tuesday they are keeping a close eye on the COVID-19 virus outbreak and will make an announcement about the event in the next few days.

Posted March 3, 2020

DALLAS (BRAIN) — Organizers of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, originally scheduled for later this month in Dallas, have postponed the show to late August because of concerns about the COVID-19 virus outbreak. 

Posted March 2, 2020
Bafang organized the delivery of protective suits, masks and goggles.

SUZHOU, China (BRAIN) — E-bike component manufacturer Bafang Electric Co. said it has resumed operations following the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus.

After Bafang was included in a first-level alert status for the past month, the Jiangsu Provincial Government reduced the threat level on Feb. 24.

Posted March 1, 2020

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes will hold a webinar Thursday, March 12, to help industry businesses prepare for the COVID-19 outbreak.

Posted February 11, 2020

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Organizers of Taipei Cycle have postponed the trade show originally scheduled for March 4-7 to May 14-16 because of the coronavirus outbreak in China. 

Posted February 7, 2020
Major bike maker warns that 'anti-Chinese sentiment' in Vietnam could cause delays there and in Cambodia.
A welder at a Taiwanese bike factory. BRAIN photo.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — The CEO of A&J Bicycles — one of the world's largest bike makers, with factories in Taiwan, China, Vietnam, and Cambodia — is warning customers of possible shipment delays due to the novel coronavirus outbreak in China.

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