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Gordon (center in fez) in the 1996 SOPWAMTOS parade at Interbike.

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Framebuilder, innovator and industry gadfly Bruce Gordon was found dead Friday morning at his home in Petaluma, according to friends.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pocket Outdoor Media has hired longtime cycling journalist Ben Delaney as its content director for special projects. It's a homecoming of sorts for Delaney, who was editor-in-chief of VeloNews from 2007-2011.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — For cyclists who are cash rich but time poor, offers concierge-style bike rental services in business destination cities around the world. The startup will deliver a high-end road bike to a hotel, office, or Airbnb, professionally tuned and adjusted. It also offers guided rides.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Eurobike's organizers are changing some policies in order to engage consumer-direct brands, brands with large dealer events, and other companies that have seen little value in attending trade shows.

Tagged Eurobike

LEVIS, Québec and LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — HLC is now offering an online fulfillment service to retailers in the US and Canada.

Tagged Distributor news / Omnichannel

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Early in this decade, the U.S. imported bike car racks, high-end road wheels, and the occasional road bike from Mexico. As recently as 2001, the U.S. imported hundreds of thousands of bikes annually from south of the border. But more recently, Mexico has exported almost no bicycle products to the U.S.

Tagged Tariffs

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The U.S. Trade Representative is delaying by 15 days the imposition of increased tariffs on some Chinese goods.

Tagged Tariffs

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bird, which operates e-scooter share programs in more than 100 cities, has announced a new option being rolled out for tests in some markets: a two-seated electric bike called the Bird Cruiser.

Tagged Bikeshare / Electric bike

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Have you ever wanted to join PeopleForBikes' congressional visit program to share your business's concerns and story with elected officials?

PeopleForBikes will hold an industry webinar June 19 to review its congressional visit program

GIVISIEZ, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Scott Sports is now occupying its new headquarters building here, a 7-level, 278,000-square-foot structure that houses 600 employees in the company's Bike, Winter, Moto and Running divisions.

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Brett Hahn, the brand Manager for Continental Bicycle Tires in North America, is leaving his post after 20 years.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — A pair of street artists have settled a copyright lawsuit they had filed against Brompton Bicycle and a closed New York bike shop, court records show.

DENVER (BRAIN) — Books are not the only resource you can borrow from the Denver Public Library. All branches now have bicycle repair kits available for on-site use.

KIRCHBERG, Luxembourg (BRAIN) — Giant Electric Vehicles has asked the General Court of the European Union for an anullment of the 24.6% anti-dumping duties it imposed on the company's China-made e-bikes in January.

Tagged Tariffs / Electric bike

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes has promoted Jenn Dice to chief operating officer. Dice previously was the organization's Business Network vice president.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Tour director Christian Prudhomme tours a Conti' factory.

KORBACH, Germany (BRAIN) — By the time the Tour de France begins next month, Continental will offer a limited number of road bike tires made in Germany of rubber derived from dandelion plants grown in the country.

BEIJING (BRAIN) — China is considering restricting the export of rare-earth magnets in response to the trade war with the U.S. A restriction could throw a big wrench into the e-bike market, because the magnets are a critical part of all e-bike motors and China controls much of the world's supply.

Tagged Tariffs / Electric bike

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Rapha on Wednesday announced a $1.5 million foundation that will support cycling development programs. Simon Mottram, the founder and CEO of the British brand, said neither the foundation or the company's recently published Rapha Roadmap are intended to drive sales of Rapha product.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

The Scottish trials rider's latest video, Danny Daycare, has garnered 3.7 million views since it launched May 19. The company that makes the one-wheeled child trailer in the video is seeing increased web traffic and more inquiries from dealers and consumers.

Separately, Allied to launch new model at Dirty Kanza and unveil new IBD program this week.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (BRAIN) — HIA Velo, LLC, the parent of Allied Cycle Works, laid off about 15 workers this month as managers adjusted staff levels to demand for its U.S.-made carbon bikes. The workers let go were from a variety of departments but mostly from production.


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