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LeBron James made a surprise appearance Tuesday at the Harlem YMCA.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Lyft and NBA superstar LeBron James have teamed up to offer free bike-share services to teens and young adults through the YMCA.

Tagged Bikeshare

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products halted shipping from its Minnesota distribution center following a fire Jan. 16 in a trash compactor connected to the building. No one was injured in the fire, but inventory and shipping materials were exposed to smoke. 

Tagged Distributor news
"Let's expand e-bikes and e-scooters," governor says in budget address.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his budget address Tuesday.

ALBANY, N.Y. (BRAIN) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget address on Tuesday included a broad mention of a plan to legalize e-bikes and e-scooters in the state but did not explain what that legislation would look like.

Tagged Electric bike

BREMBATE, Italy (BRAIN) — Nearly four years after acquiring it, 3T Cycling is selling the THM Carbones component brand to Schmolke Carbon, another German carbon component maker.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Ian Boswell is a former European road pro focusing on gravel in 2020.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (BRAIN) — The racing organization hosted a gravel racing symposium in Bentonville, Arkansas, last week.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
White House photo of Trump signing the agreement Wednesday.

UPDATED: WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a Phase 1 trade agreement with China and said he will reduce recently imposed tariffs on some bike products from 15% to 7.5%. Trump's tariffs on most other bike-related products remain at 25%.

Tagged Tariffs
Company works with MIPS and the EPS Industry Alliance to give out MIPS-equipped Nutcase helmets in exchange for recycling a non-MIPS helmet.
Nutcase's helmet recycling bin at CABDA on Wednesday.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Nutcase Helmets is running a helmet recycling program at the CABDA West trade show, which runs through Thursday.

 

Tagged CABDA
Andy Pruitt

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Andy Pruitt has been considered one of the leading experts globally on the biomechanics of cycling for decades. Now Pruitt, who was deeply involved in Specialized’s Body Geometry program, is moving on from the Morgan Hill, California, company.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Under new owners, Diamondback is refocusing on IBD sales and launching programs at the CABDA West expo, opening in San Diego on Wednesday.

Tagged CABDA

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — As trade exhibitors move in to the Del Mar Racetrack convention space Tuesday, some retailers are already taking part in CABDA West's Education Day, which includes events by Bosch and the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association. 

Tagged CABDA
A new Underwriters Laboratories standard was published for e-bike systems.

OTTAWA, Ontario (BRAIN) — Underwriters Laboratories has published a new standard for e-bike systems and certification of the bikes' electrical components.

Goal of increasing domestic production leads to new home in Old Fort, N.C.

OLD FORT, N.C. (BRAIN) — For Kitsbow Cycling Apparel to increase domestic manufacturing, David Billstrom came to a necessary conclusion.

Brand to make its US debut at CABDA West this week.
Wolfpack's Eurobike display.

REXFORD, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Prestacycle has formed a new business entity to sell Wolfpack tires, a new Germany-based brand.

"Wolfpack NA" has exclusive operating rights for the brand in North America.

Kent sells Univega USA and Kent-branded e-bikes.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection has ruled that e-bikes fall under the same category as electric motorcycles and therefore share an exclusion, granted in September, from the Trump administration's Section 301 tariffs on Chinese imports. Importers of Chinese e-bikes are now exempt from paying the 25% tariff imposed in August 2018.

Tagged Tariffs / Electric bike
NY governor wants a bill to ensure "sustainable vehicle alternatives ... to keep riders, pedestrians and drivers safe."
N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Photo by Patrick Cashin.

ALBANY, N.Y. (BRAIN) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo tweeted last month that he would propose legislation to legalize e-bikes and e-scooters in the state. He said he would announce the legislation during his State of the State speech, which he delivered Wednesday. Instead, Cuomo, did not mention e-bikes in his speech.

Tagged Electric bike
KHS Bicycle Parts founder Karl Heinz Schaette died on Jan. 3.

OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — KHS Bicycle Parts founder Karl Heinz Schaette died on Jan. 3 from oxygen deficiency at Brookstone Estates assisted living in Olney. He was 88.

Bill de Blasio at City Hall in 2019. Wiki Commons photo.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Two days before Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to propose a new e-bike bill, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city's enforcement of delivery workers using throttle-control e-bikes is just.

Tagged Electric bike
Company received $120,000 in incentives to move to Fruita. It also announced several new hires.
Lance Canfield riding near Fruita.

DENVER (BRAIN) — Canfield Bikes plans to relocate to Fruita, Colorado, from Bellingham, Washington. The 20-year-old company will join DT Swiss, Rocky Mounts, and MRP in Colorado's Grand Valley.

KOBLENZ, Germany (BRAIN) — Canyon Bicycles was hit by a criminal cyber attack just before the start of the year, the company announced Monday. While the company was locked out of its IT systems at its Germany headquarters, its e-commerce website and U.S office's IT system was not affected. 

Aosom's Elite II pet bike trailer and jog stroller.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The U.S. Trade Representative has denied a dozen requests from Aosom LLC for exclusions from new tariffs on various types of bike trailers from China.

Tagged Tariffs

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