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Debbie and Chuck  Teixeira recently celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary.

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — As of Friday morning, more than 64,000 people have been evacuated because of the 50,000-acre wildfire ravaging the state. For one industry veteran, the fire was especially costly.

Louis Garneau

SAINT-AUGUSTIN-de-DESMAURES, Québec (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau Sports, which filed for bankruptcy protection in March, is presenting a new debt-restructuring plan to its creditors. The company said it has lined up a group of investors who will help it relaunch and keep it headquartered in Québec. The company did not reveal the identity of the investors.

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Perhaps because of the lack of supply of lower-priced bikes, retailers saw a bump in sales of $1,000-plus bikes in June, contributing to a 63% year-over-year growth in bike sales that month, according to the NPD Group.

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle has announced a new partnership with Bike Exchange, an online marketplace. The deal will allow North American Trek dealers to showcase and sell some Trek products online through the platform.

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (BRAIN) — Elizabeth Giaquinto was the industry's first female outside rep and has been serving Bianchi for the last 32 years in the New York and New Jersey area.

Earnings per share hit company record.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Giant Group's second-quarter sales were NT$19.7 billion ($669.7 million) and its earnings per share were NT$4.06, a company record high.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Leatt Corp. continued its record-setting financial year.

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (BRAIN) — Leatt Corp. continued its record-setting financial year with second-quarter revenue increasing 32% year-over-year with net income spiking 815%.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
REI Co-op will put its new corporate office up for sale.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — REI Co-op will sell its newly completed corporate office in Bellevue, Washington, and intends to transition to regional locations while giving employees more remote working options.

The parent of Cannondale, GT, Schwinn, and other brands notched its fifth consecutive quarter of growth.

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — Dorel Sports, a division of Dorel Industries, is reporting sales of $285.6 million in its second fiscal quarter, up 18.5% from the same quarter last year.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Now it's up to the cities.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — The 2020 bike boom is expanding into the micromobility sector with share-bike and share-scooter interest and ridership growing after cities reopened following COVID-19 restrictions.

Kids bikes from China will get a break from the trade war tariffs until Dec. 31, but some other products will see an extra 25% tariff again starting midnight Friday.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Trump administration has extended tariff exclusions it earlier granted to importers of most kids bikes and a few other bike products from China. The importers had been granted a break from a 25% tariff that was due to expire Friday night.

Tagged Tariffs

(BRAIN) — Vista Outdoor’s sales in its Action Sports division — which includes Bell, Giro, Kash, Raskullz and Blackburn — were up 7% in the company’s first quarter. Sales in the division totaled $72.9 million for the quarter, compared to $67.9 million last year.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
"It's a bit of a bike renaissance we are experiencing," CEO says.

BRASELTON, Ga. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory's bicycle-related sales were up 10% in its second fiscal quarter, which ended July 3.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Entrepreneur, philanthropist, NFL linebacker, and explorer will advise the leading creator of active lifestyle content as they grow and diversify their business

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pocket Outdoor Media, the leading endurance sports media platform, today announced that Dhani Jones, founder of BowTie Cause and Chairman of Qey Capital, has been elected to its board of directors.

Revenue decreased 54.1% in the second quarter.

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro Inc. reported a 54.1% revenue drop in the second quarter ending June 30.

Revenue was $134.2 million, compared with $292.4 million in the second quarter of 2019. Net income was $40.7 million, compared with $102.1 million year-over-year. Earnings per share were $0.34.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Millions of dollars annually will go to trail maintenance and creation.
The signing ceremony Tuesday. White House photo.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law the Great American Outdoors Act that will provide millions of dollars annually for trail maintenance and creation on federal lands.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
The ISO published its 10th specification for e-bike manufacturing safety.

GENEVA (BRAIN) — The International Organization for Standardization published its 10th specification for e-bike manufacturing safety, this one addressing requirements and testing methods for motors and electrical systems.

Tagged Electric bike
Along with partners Amy Charity and Ken Benesh, he founded the SBT GRVL event in 2019.
Satkiewicz at the SBT GRVL start.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Former Smartwool executive and SBT GRVL co-founder Mark Satkiewicz died of suspected cardiac causes while cycling near his home on Saturday. He was 52.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — Many importers of Chinese bike products will see costs increase by 25% as tariff exclusions are expected to expire August 7.

Tagged Coronavirus / Tariffs
The rim brake innovator possessed a "relentless focus on creating the highest quality products."

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (BRAIN) — Richard Everett, founder of Kool Stop International who led a quiet revolution in the manufacturing of rim brake pads, has died. Gene Smith, Everett's partner for more than 40 years, said the 76-year-old entrepreneur's "... heart simply gave out."


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