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SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Haibike is working with LA street artist Laurent Proneur to create custom e-bikes, the first of which will be raffled to support the National Interscholastic Cycling Association's mountain biking programs.

Tagged Electric bike / Racing & Sponsorship

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Sustainable Trails Coalition has thanked Utah's Sen. Mike Lee's introduction of a revised version of his 2016 Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas Act. The act would allow local managers to decide if mountain bikes should be allowed in federal Wilderness areas.

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (BRAIN) — Yakima is introducing its first ambassador program, the Yakima RackPack, with a group of athletes and everyday adventurers from numerous sports and pursuits. The ambassadors will share tips and tricks from the road, travel stories and more through Yakima’s website, blog, social media channels and public events.

Tagged People / Web/Internet
RST's Jasper Feng

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Jasper Feng held up RST's new electronic dropper post and told more than a dozen editors that it would retail for $999. Several quickly asked Feng to repeat the price just to be certain they had heard him correctly.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Virginia's Blue Ridge. Photo by Sam Dean Photography.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association has announced the latest recipients of its IMBA Ride Center designation.

DENVER (BRAIN) — Several of Colorado's largest and longest standing bike events are being operated by new owners this season.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions / Consumer Expos and Rides

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — On Friday — Bike to Work Day — Reps. Earl Blumenauer and Joe Crowley proposed restoring the bicycle commuter tax benefit, which was eliminated in the tax bill last year.

LEESBURG, Va. (BRAIN) — The Loudoun County (Virginia) Sheriff's Office said they were able to use Strava to help identify and arrest a suspect in the assault of a cyclist on a bike path last month.

JEFFERSONVILLE, Vt. (BRAIN) — Height of Land Publications, the publisher of Alpinist, Backcountry Magazine, and Cross Country Skier, has acquired Mountain Flyer, the quarterly enthusiast mountain bike title published by Secret Agent Publishing in Gunnison, Colorado.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions / Media/Publishing

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Product Suppliers Association members shipped 218,741 bikes to retailers in April, up from 217,980 for the same month in 2017, a nominal 0.3 percent increase. But dollars were way up, about 14 percent month on month, accounting for $114.7 million.

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday signed an industry-backed three-class e-bike law after vetoing a raft of legislation last month amid an unrelated dispute over teacher pay in the state.

Tagged Electric bike

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — VeloNews said its podcasts have seen explosive growth in listeners over the past year — a 162 percent growth in monthly listens from 2017 to 2018. The publisher also said the podcasts have an average listening time of over 45 minutes and an average completion rate of nearly 80 percent. 

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association has entered into a new three-year partnership for stats on the industry with The NPD Group.

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Amgen is extending its sponsorship of the Tour of California, which has already continued for more than a decade. AEG, the owner and operator of the race, said Amgen will retain naming rights and other exclusive sponsorship benefits for the race.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Cane Creek Cycling Components has named Eric Smith as its new director of supply chain. The newly created position is a promotion for Smith, who has been with Cane Creek for 10 years, most recently serving as sourcing manager.

Tagged People
UPDATED: Dean wins Democratic primary in PA-4.

OREFIELD, Pa. (BRAIN) — Olympic cyclist Marty Nothstein won Tuesday's Republican primary for Pennsylvania's 7th U.S. House district. Also in the Keystone State, Madeleine Dean — the wife of bike industry veteran Pat Cunnane — won the Democratic nomination for the 4th House district.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

LOVELAND, Colo. (BRAIN) — Push Industries is expanding its dealer network and international distributor base as the suspension manufacturer continues to shift from selling exclusively consumer direct to a greater B2B presence.

Tagged People

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Giant Manufacturing's first-quarter earnings report offers a look at how the e-bike market is changing the look of the bicycle industry.

Premium e-bike sales drove Giant's growth in the first quarter, accounting for more than 30 percent of its quarterly revenue.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Eurobike trade show — which moves to new dates in early July this year — said the show is sold out of exhibit space. The list of exhibitors includes about 100 brands that are either new to the show or who are returning after an absence.

Tagged Eurobike
Some of MoGo's new adaptive cycles.

DETROIT (BRAIN) — On the anniversary of its MoGo bike share program, Detroit is rolling out a pilot program with a variety of adaptive cycles for riders of all abilities. It's one of the first major cities to offer an adaptive cycle share program.

Tagged Bikeshare

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