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TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Multiple sources in Taiwan and the U.S. tell BRAIN that next month's Taipei Cycle show has been canceled. Exhibitors and other potential visitors have told show organizers they were reluctant to attend because of the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak in China.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Joe V. says a fourth e-bike class is needed for trail use.
 A former Trek executive said a fourth e-bike class is needed for trail use.

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — While suppliers and advocacy groups were laying groundwork for e-bike use on paved roads and trails, electric mountain bikes began rolling onto sales floors and trails (or not) with little industry preparation.

Tagged Electric bike / From the Magazine
Vista's Action Sports brands saw 3% sales growth.

ANOKA, Minn. (BRAIN) — Bell and Giro sales were up in Vista Outdoor's third quarter thanks to strong sales of winter sports products, the company announced Thursday.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Giant showed a model of the headquarters at the Taipei show last year.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Because of the novel coronavirus outbreak in China, Giant Group has postponed a grand opening media event at its new headquarters building.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show / Coronavirus / Tradeshows and conferences

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Big Gear Show, a bike-paddlesport-outdoor hardgoods show planned for July, have announced a program that will reimburse retailers up to $450 for lodging costs at the show. 

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Connected stationary fitness bike brand Peloton Interactive reported revenue of $466.3 million in its second quarter — 77% up from the same quarter last year, but less than the 103% year-over-year growth it reported last quarter.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
SNAFU product photos from court filings.

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — A district court judge has denied BMXer Ryan Guettler’s request for an injunction that would prevent Walmart and Hyper BMX from selling products with his likeness.

Stella Yu toasts guests at the 2019 Velo/Wellgo/Prologo dinner.

TAIPEI (BRAIN) — The welcoming dinner, hosted by the Velo saddle company, Wellgo pedal and Prologo, has been canceled. The show is surveying registered visitors to see if they still plan to attend.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
First new store will be in Austin.
Rad Power Bikes' Rad Rover step-thru

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — The company said it will use the funding to support new brick and mortar retail locations, and to expand its mobile service and "white glove" delivery offerings.

Taipei Cycle attracts more than 1,110 exhibitors and 8,000 visitors.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Taiwan-based exhibitors at the Taipei Cycle show — scheduled to open a month from Tuesday — are circulating a petition asking organizers to cancel it because of the new coronavirus outbreak in China. 

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show / Coronavirus / Tradeshows and conferences

TORRANCE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pioneer Cycle Sports will cease production of power meters, cycling computers, and pedal monitoring as of March 31 and transfer some assets of its Cycle Sports business to Shimano.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Benita Warns. the co-owner of Midway Bicycle Supply, appears on the newest episode of the Outspoken Cyclist, a podcast hosted by former retailer Diane Jenks.

Kriske — who sold her clothing brand to Specialized — joins Kristin Carpenter's Channel Mastery podcast this week.

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Machines for Freedom's founder, Jennifer Kriske, is Kristin Carpenter's latest guest on the Channel Mastery podcast.

Clinton (left) with Brauns.

DENVER (BRAIN) — Challenge Tires rolled out its new North American focus at QBP's FrostBike event here last week. The tire brand has hired industry veteran Chris Clinton as their North American Director.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Trump administration has announced additional Chinese tariff exclusions for some bike-related products.

Tagged Tariffs
Workers at Bafang's factory in Poland.

SUZHOU, China (BRAIN) — Bafang, one of the world's largest e-bike drive system manufacturers, has announced that it is extending delivery lead times by at least 10-15 days because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Tagged Electric bike / Coronavirus / Tradeshows and conferences

MIAMI (BRAIN) — Jeep showed an upcoming e-bike model Sunday in a Super Bowl ad featuring Bill Murray.

Tagged Electric bike
Unsplash photo of man in Macau, China, in face mask during the coronavirus outbreak.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Next month's Taipei Cycle Show will be held as scheduled, organizers announced, but visitors and exhibitors from mainland China will not be welcome. Organizers also said all workers at the show will be required to wear face masks. 

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show / Coronavirus / Tradeshows and conferences
ISPO Beijing has been canceled because of the outbreak.

(BRAIN) — Due to the spread of the coronavirus, Chinese businesses and government officials are extending the Lunar New Years holiday closing period until at least Feb. 8 in more regions, increasing the likelihood of bicycle shipment delays. 

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products' Minnesota Distribution Center resumed operations Wednesday following a trash compactor fire that forced it to close two weeks ago.

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