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Posted March 20, 2019

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Stromer is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall its ST5 e-bike because the stem can break, posing crash and injury hazards. Stromer has received one report of the stem breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Posted March 20, 2019

CHINO Calif. (BRAIN) — Police have arrested three suspects in a bike shop robbery during which a store manager was critically injured in this Southern California community.

Posted March 19, 2019
2019 winners to be announced Oct. 1.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — On Wednesday, the National Bicycle Dealers Association will open the application period for the 2019 America's Best Bike Shops program.

Posted March 19, 2019

LONDON (BRAIN) — At the start of May, four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome's team will get a major facelift as Team Sky will become Team Ineos. The British WorldTour team confirmed Tuesday that its new sponsor will be the multinational chemicals company Ineos, which is based in London.

Posted March 19, 2019

GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN) — Michelin has expanded its relationship with HLC to distribute the tire maker's full product lineup in the U.S. market. Products became available from HLC's U.S. distribution centers starting Monday, March 18.

HLC is already Michelin's exclusive distributor for Canada.

Posted March 19, 2019
The free webinar is Wednesday at 1 p.m. MT.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes will hold an industry webinar on Wednesday about bike legislation being considered by state lawmakers this year, and how that legislation will affect the bike business. 

Posted March 19, 2019

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Pro's Closet has launched a certified pre-owned program for bikes that includes a buyback guarantee that sets a pre-defined trade-in or buyback schedule for 18 months to encourage cyclists to regularly upgrade their bikes.

Posted March 18, 2019

SANTEE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Sidi's U.S. distributor, Ciclista America, has ended a refurbishing service for the Italian shoe brand that it launched in 2016.

Posted March 18, 2019
Pat Sorensen

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Twin Cities retailer Penn Cycle plans to close its six locations Monday evening; they will reopen Friday under the Freewheel Bike name, according to a Facebook post by Penn Cycle's owner, Pat Sorensen. Freewheel Bike currently has three locations in the area.

Posted March 18, 2019
No. 22 Bicycle Co. wins Best in Show award.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The North American Handmade Bicycle Show, which closed Sunday, notched a record number of exhibitors for the 15-year-old event: about 210.

Posted March 15, 2019

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized is the latest major bike brand to launch a click-and-collect program, which will allow consumers to order bikes and other products from the company's website and have the order fulfilled at a local Specialized dealer. 

Posted March 15, 2019

SALEM, Mass. (BRAIN) — Two road tire makers have responded to a safety warning that Enve issued last week about the use of some clinchers on its carbon wheels.

Posted March 15, 2019

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products will move its annual Frostbike dealer event out of Minnesota for the first time next year. The 2020 event will be held in Denver from Jan. 31-Feb. 2.

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