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Posted February 7, 2020
Joe V. says a fourth e-bike class is needed for trail use.
 A former Trek executive said a fourth e-bike class is needed for trail use.

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — While suppliers and advocacy groups were laying groundwork for e-bike use on paved roads and trails, electric mountain bikes began rolling onto sales floors and trails (or not) with little industry preparation.

Posted February 6, 2020
Vista's Action Sports brands saw 3% sales growth.

ANOKA, Minn. (BRAIN) — Bell and Giro sales were up in Vista Outdoor's third quarter thanks to strong sales of winter sports products, the company announced Thursday.

Posted February 6, 2020
Giant showed a model of the headquarters at the Taipei show last year.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Because of the novel coronavirus outbreak in China, Giant Group has postponed a grand opening media event at its new headquarters building.

Posted February 6, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Big Gear Show, a bike-paddlesport-outdoor hardgoods show planned for July, have announced a program that will reimburse retailers up to $450 for lodging costs at the show. 

Posted February 5, 2020

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Connected stationary fitness bike brand Peloton Interactive reported revenue of $466.3 million in its second quarter — 77% up from the same quarter last year, but less than the 103% year-over-year growth it reported last quarter.

Posted February 5, 2020
SNAFU product photos from court filings.

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — A district court judge has denied BMXer Ryan Guettler’s request for an injunction that would prevent Walmart and Hyper BMX from selling products with his likeness.

Posted February 5, 2020
Stella Yu toasts guests at the 2019 Velo/Wellgo/Prologo dinner.

TAIPEI (BRAIN) — The welcoming dinner, hosted by the Velo saddle company, Wellgo pedal and Prologo, has been canceled. The show is surveying registered visitors to see if they still plan to attend.

Posted February 5, 2020
First new store will be in Austin.
Rad Power Bikes' Rad Rover step-thru

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — The company said it will use the funding to support new brick and mortar retail locations, and to expand its mobile service and "white glove" delivery offerings.

Posted February 4, 2020
Taipei Cycle attracts more than 1,110 exhibitors and 8,000 visitors.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Taiwan-based exhibitors at the Taipei Cycle show — scheduled to open a month from Tuesday — are circulating a petition asking organizers to cancel it because of the new coronavirus outbreak in China. 

Posted February 4, 2020
 Rocktown Bicycles manager Kelly Paduch going all out at Roller-Rama.

HARRISONBURG, Va. (BRAIN) — There are many ways to end up owning a bike shop. Ken Bell started Rocktown Bicycles in 2013 after a successful career as a video producer and owner of a trade show display company. "I'd always wanted to own a shop," Bell said. "Decades of racing definitely fueled my passion for it."

Posted February 4, 2020

TORRANCE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pioneer Cycle Sports will cease production of power meters, cycling computers, and pedal monitoring as of March 31 and transfer some assets of its Cycle Sports business to Shimano.

Posted February 4, 2020

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Benita Warns. the co-owner of Midway Bicycle Supply, appears on the newest episode of the Outspoken Cyclist, a podcast hosted by former retailer Diane Jenks.

Posted February 3, 2020
Kriske — who sold her clothing brand to Specialized — joins Kristin Carpenter's Channel Mastery podcast this week.

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Machines for Freedom's founder, Jennifer Kriske, is Kristin Carpenter's latest guest on the Channel Mastery podcast.

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