Posted June 2, 2023

(BRAIN) — Bicycle technology innovator Bernhard Felix Rohloff, inventor of the Rohloff SPEEDHUB, died on May 19, according to the company he founded. Rohloff, who suffered from Parkinson's disease, was 73.

Posted June 1, 2023
QBP's distribution center in Broomfield, where U of Q was housed.

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has closed its bicycle mechanics school, U of Q, which was previously known as Barnett Bicycle Institute. The Minneapolis-based distributor said its projections pointed toward a decline in enrollment.

Posted June 1, 2023

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (BRAIN) — Fox Racing held a grand opening ceremony for its new store during the Bentonville Bike Fest last week.

Posted June 1, 2023

BRNO, Czech Republic (BRAIN) — Aspire Sports is expanding Cannondale and GT Bicycles distribution to the Baltics and the Balkans, while also distributing GT only in Austria.

Posted May 30, 2023

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — A "Charlie Fest" has been scheduled for Friday and Saturday to honor City Bikes founder and CEO Charlie McCormick, who died May 11 at 60.

Posted May 26, 2023
Chad Schoenauer.

OLD FORT, N.C. (BRAIN) — Chad Schoenauer's long-range goal always was to expand the footprint of his bike repair shop beyond the walls of a back room inside the Kitsbow Cycling Apparel's Ride House visitor center. He just didn't expect to have to do it so soon.

Posted May 25, 2023

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Frame tubing manufacturer Tange International Co. Ltd. will purchase frame parts manufacturer Long Shen's tooling and equipment after the owners said they are retiring.

Posted May 24, 2023

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) said during a media Zoom call on Wednesday that the Import Security and Fairness Act that addresses de minimis reform is being finalized for reintroduction into Congress.

Posted May 24, 2023

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — YT Industries will open a customer experience center in Bentonville, Arkansas, next spring, its second "YT Mill" in the U.S.

Posted May 23, 2023
Sixty-day comment period beginning Thursday will allow the public to voice opinions.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Consumer Product Safety Commission voted Friday to seek public comment on whether bicycle safety requirements are outdated and if they adequately address e-bikes. In addition, Commissioner Mary T. Boyle requested the agency's technical staff conduct a study of e-bike "hazard patterns."

Posted May 23, 2023

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — The e-bike rental platform Whizz will provide 100 free helmets each month for the city's last-mile delivery workers for at least the next six months.

Posted May 23, 2023

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Dick's Sporting Goods' first-quarter net sales increased 5.3% year-over-year, driven by a 2.7% increase in transactions and higher average ticket.

Posted May 22, 2023

BRUSSELS (BRAIN) — Belgium e-bike brand Cowboy announced plans Monday to start a European bike shop network to increase its retail and service presence and complement online sales channels. Its goal is to have 300 new retailers in 60 European cities by the end of the year.