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Pedego Stretch e-cargo bike.

DENVER (BRAIN) — The city has established a series of rebates for the purchase of an e-bike or e-cargo bike from participating bike shops that goes into effect on Friday as part of its Climate Action Rebate program.

Tagged Electric bike

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Another of our industry’s elder statesmen has left us. Harry Manko died at 94 on April 13. 

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Rad Power Bikes has laid off about 100 workers as it closes most of its mobile services business and shifts to expanding its stationary retail store locations. 

Tagged Electric bike

HARRISONBURG, Va. (BRAIN) — Lauf Cycling, an Iceland-based company making frames and forks for gravel riding, is opening a showroom and distribution center here. 

Benedikt Skulason, the founder and CEO of Lauf, attended a City Council meeting Tuesday night.

Pam Sayler.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — For our April magazine edition, we asked our State of Retail panel members: What could suppliers do to make your life easier, and what are best-in-class suppliers doing that sets them apart?

Tagged From the Magazine
Nyle Nims.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Emerging from two years of sequestered gatherings, Nyle Nims eagerly anticipated this year's Sea Otter Classic. The founder of Cycle Force Group has a lot to share with the industry.

Tagged Sea Otter Classic

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — So what is "The State of Magura" following the industry's topsy-turvy past two years dealing with the pandemic, lockdowns, and supply-chain issues?

Tagged Sea Otter Classic
Woom bikes CEO Mathias Ihlenfeld.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Woom bikes celebrates a return to in-person events this year after the COVID-19 outbreak with the March announcement it signed a three-year sponsorship agreement to be the official kids bike manufacturer of the Sea Otter Classic.

Tagged Sea Otter Classic

NEWARK, N.J.  (BRAIN) — Samuel Mancini, the director of a Denver-based fund that planned to invest in several well-known cycling brands, has pleaded guilty to one count of securities fraud. 

Tagged Lawsuits/legal

RALEIGH, N.C. (BRAIN) — A North Carolina cyclist is suing Rene Herse Cycles alleging the company was negligent in selling a tubeless road tire that blew off a hookless rim, causing a crash.

Tagged Lawsuits/legal

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kent Bicycles' VanDessel is selling Specialized bottles to benefit charities related to Ukrainian refugees.

Tagged Sea Otter Classic

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — American Classic, now in its second season as a tire-only brand, is at the Sea Otter Classic expo showing a revamped product line that is now being sold in IBDs in addition to consumer direct. 

Tagged Sea Otter Classic

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Chris Caughman created the online bike auction platform Crank Farm during the pandemic, a time when he got out on the bike and read a lot about cycling.

Tagged Sea Otter Classic
Chris Riddell at the Sea Otter Classic Summit on Wednesday. Dragon Fruit photo.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Chris Riddell told a packed conference room that the development of technology over the next three years could set the trends for the next 100 years.

Tagged Sea Otter Classic

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — As Sea Otter Week gets underway this week here with the opening of the Sea Otter Summit, the event's official festival guide is now available for download.

Tagged Sea Otter Classic

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle today announced it joined the industry's U.S. e-bike battery recycling program that officially began last month.

Tagged DEI and Sustainability / Electric bike

OBERWANGEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Stromer reached an agreement to merge with Spanish e-bike brand Desiknio Cycles SL. Details of the transaction, which is subject to customary approvals, were not released.

Tagged Electric bike / Mergers, Acquisitions & Investments

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The U.S. Forest Service finalized e-bike guidance for local land managers considering expanding access on trails and grasslands.

Tagged Electric bike

SHANGHAI (BRAIN) — The 31st China International Bicycle Fair scheduled for May 6-9 at the New International Expo Centre has been postponed as the city deals with rising COVID-19 cases.

Tagged Coronavirus / Tradeshows and conferences

PARIS (BRAIN) — Global sports retailer Decathlon is the latest company to announce it will suspend its business in Russia due to the Ukraine invasion. Most other brands involved in cycling have done the same


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