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Posted September 25, 2020
EBC founder Sean Lupton-Smith.

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Electric Bike Company, which builds electric cruiser bikes in California from imported and domestic parts, has opened what could be the first of many retail showrooms. 

Posted September 25, 2020
This is the latest incident involving an officer using a bike as a weapon that has drawn criticism by some in the industry.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — The King County Sheriff's Office is investigating a video circulating on social media in which a Seattle Police Officer rolls his bike over the head of a protester lying in the street.

Posted September 24, 2020

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Organizers of California’s Belgian Waffle Ride gravel race have canceled the 2020 edition of the San Diego County-based event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted September 24, 2020
Sirrus Sport.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle Components has notified the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission about a recall of three Sirrus bicycle models with a crank arm that can fall off.

Posted September 24, 2020
Recalled Cylinder Cable approximate location.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Pedego has informed the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission that it is recalling six e-bike models because of a fall hazard involving an improperly manufactured electrical cable.

The cable can cause these models to accelerate unexpectedly, posing the user fall hazard:

Posted September 23, 2020
The Echelon Connect is sold by Walmart.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — This week has been action packed in the indoor cycling world, after Echelon stirred things up by announcing a "Peloton Killer" smart bike, called the Prime Bike, that it said it had developed with Amazon and would retail for $500 on that site. That would undercut Peloton's hot-selling bikes that start at more than twice that price.

Posted September 23, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Strava has announced that its Strava Metro data, which compiles anonymous ride data from Strava users for transportation planners, is now free of charge for urban planners, city governments and safe infrastructure advocates. 

Posted September 23, 2020
Compass, the former owner of Fox Factory and CamelBak, is paying $454 million for BOA.
Compass Diversified will acquire the BOA Fit System.

DENVER (BRAIN) — Compass Diversified announced Tuesday that it will acquire BOA Technology Inc., creators of the BOA Fit System for shoes and other products. 

Posted September 22, 2020
The LeMond Dutch e-bike.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (BRAIN) — After a long dormancy, LeMond Bicycles is back, releasing two new bikes Tuesday.

Posted September 21, 2020
Chandler in front of the new location.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Full Cycle is the latest retailer to announce a move off of Boulder's Pearl Street, weeks after Vecchio's Bicicletteria announced a move.

Posted September 21, 2020
Robert W. Gore was 83.

NEWARK, Del. (BRAIN) — Robert W. Gore, whose work with developing performance fabric advancements led to the creation of GORE-TEX Outerwear, died Sept. 17 at home after a long illness.

He was 83.

Posted September 18, 2020
Cycling apparel company opens visitor center to showcase Old Fort's outdoor potential

OLD FORT, N.C. (BRAIN) — If the town needed another sign that the Old Fort Ride House was quickly taking shape, it got one — literally — in late July when a wooden Pisgah National Forest sign arrived on loan from the Forest Service during an employee training day.

Posted September 17, 2020

GIRONA, Spain (BRAIN) —The Sea Otter Europe cycling festival has been canceled, but organizers said that some of the event's races will be held under stringent COVID-19 measures. The event was to have been held Sept. 25-27.

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