Coronavirus

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. 

Posted March 26, 2020

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — As part of its LyftUp initiative, Lyft will provide free access to its bike-share programs in three metropolitan cities for health-care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted March 25, 2020

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group said it has withdrawn a proposed dividend of 0.30 euros ($0.33) per share as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted March 25, 2020
De Soto Sport is now making personal protective equipment.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — De Soto Sport — makers of multisport clothing, wetsuits and accessories for triathletes — began manufacturing personal protective equipment this week, joining many other cycling and cycling clothing suppliers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted March 25, 2020

HAYWARD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Panaracer says it will honor commitments made to events this year, even if they are not held because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The tire company was set to sponsor and/or exhibit at more than 30 events this year, in North America and Europe.

Posted March 25, 2020

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — REI Co-op extended the closure of its 162 stores indefinitely because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted March 25, 2020
Eurobike is scheduled for Sept. 2-5.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Eurobike organizers said in an email Wednesday they are preparing to hold the trade show and media events leading up to it as originally planned on Sept. 2-5 despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, uncertainty as to when the pandemic will end could change those plans.

Posted March 25, 2020

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Dick's Sporting Goods announced in a regulatory filing the temporary reduction of base salaries for its executive officers and other salaried employees, effective March 29, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted March 24, 2020

TOKYO (BRAIN) — The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo will be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted March 24, 2020
In the meantime, the component maker aids with PPE manufacturing.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — When trying to help during the COVID-19 pandemic, the last obstacle a company wants to encounter is red tape. Yet, that's what Industry Nine has in front of it.

Posted March 23, 2020

Shawn Small, the owner of Ruckus Composites, says: If there can be certainty about anything at all, it is this: Our communities need us to succeed.

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