Posted March 31, 2020

BRUSSELS (BRAIN) — The World Bicycle Industry Association is asking all countries to allow bike repair services to continue through the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Posted March 30, 2020
Many jurisdictions are allowing shops to stay open, but in about a dozen states it's still unclear whether shops can operate.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — While it doesn't have the force of law, an advisory from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued should encourage local jurisdictions to consider bike repair workers essential during the COVID-19 response. 

Posted March 30, 2020
Kitsbow Cycling Apparel receives additional sewing machines.

OLD FORT, N.C. (BRAIN) — Aided by Industry Nine, Watershed drybags and Oowee Products, Kitsbow Cycling Apparel shipped its first personal protective equipment Friday in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted March 30, 2020

TOKYO (BRAIN) — The International Olympic Committee, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and other stakeholders have announced new dates for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad: July 23-Aug, 8, 2021. They also announced new dates for the Paralympic Games, which will be celebrated from Aug. 24-Sept. 5, 2021. 

Posted March 27, 2020
SRAM began promoting its program on Friday.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Industry suppliers are offering new fulfillment programs helping retailers maintain some revenue and connections with their community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted March 27, 2020

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — On Friday Congress approved and the president signed a $2 Trillion stimulus package into law. PeopleForBikes plans a webinar next week to explain what it could mean to retailers and other members of the bike industry. 

Posted March 27, 2020

FLETCHER, N.C. (BRAIN) — Component manufacturer Cane Creek has suspended operations through April 10 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Taiwan operations will continue normally, according to a Cane Creek news release.

Posted March 27, 2020

FRESNO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Reasoning that sporting goods stores sell emergency supplies, the city of Fresno has allowed the stores to reopen as essential businesses under a statewide shelter in place order.

Posted March 26, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Technologies, Inc. will shut down operations at the end of the day Friday due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted March 26, 2020
Sycamore Cycles says it's doing what's necessary to slow spread of COVID-19.
Sycamore Cycles posted this on its Facebook page.

PISGAH FOREST, N.C. (BRAIN) — Wes Dickson and staff are taking one for the team.

That team being the small Pisgah Forest community they have served at Sycamore Cycles the past two decades.

Posted March 26, 2020
The Italian manufacturer has converted its carbon factory to produce valves for ventilator masks during the pandemic.
Some of the 3D-printed valves by 3T.

BERGAMO, Italy (BRAIN) — 3T Cycling is the latest bike company to reveal that it has converted its factory to make devices for the medical industry. The Italian brand is running its 3D printer 24 hours a day to make a valve part for a ventilator mask.

Posted March 26, 2020
"We know we're defying the governor's orders. We also know people need us," said one New Mexico retailer.
Campfire Cycling remains open in Arizona, where there is no state-wide order.

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — More state and local officials are declaring bike shops "essential" businesses that can stay open despite shut-down orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, several jurisdictions have reversed course in what is a constantly changing landscape across the country.

Posted March 26, 2020

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) — While officials in many regions are restricting travel and other activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some are questioning the legality of some orders that affect outdoor activities on public lands. 


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