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Posted January 12, 2020
Kent sells Univega USA and Kent-branded e-bikes.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection has ruled that e-bikes fall under the same category as electric motorcycles and therefore share an exclusion, granted in September, from the Trump administration's Section 301 tariffs on Chinese imports. Importers of Chinese e-bikes are now exempt from paying the 25% tariff imposed in August 2018.

Posted January 8, 2020
NY governor wants a bill to ensure "sustainable vehicle alternatives ... to keep riders, pedestrians and drivers safe."
N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Photo by Patrick Cashin.

ALBANY, N.Y. (BRAIN) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo tweeted last month that he would propose legislation to legalize e-bikes and e-scooters in the state. He said he would announce the legislation during his State of the State speech, which he delivered Wednesday. Instead, Cuomo, did not mention e-bikes in his speech.

Posted January 8, 2020
Clifton Cargill was murdered in the parking lot of Bell's Bicycles.

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (BRAIN) — A cyclist who led group rides from a South Florida bike shop was murdered Sunday morning in the parking lot from where the rides started.

Posted January 8, 2020
KHS Bicycle Parts founder Karl Heinz Schaette died on Jan. 3.

OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — KHS Bicycle Parts founder Karl Heinz Schaette died on Jan. 3 from oxygen deficiency at Brookstone Estates assisted living in Olney. He was 88.

Posted January 7, 2020
Bill de Blasio at City Hall in 2019. Wiki Commons photo.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Two days before Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to propose a new e-bike bill, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city's enforcement of delivery workers using throttle-control e-bikes is just.

Posted January 7, 2020
Company received $120,000 in incentives to move to Fruita. It also announced several new hires.
Lance Canfield riding near Fruita.

DENVER (BRAIN) — Canfield Bikes plans to relocate to Fruita, Colorado, from Bellingham, Washington. The 20-year-old company will join DT Swiss, Rocky Mounts, and MRP in Colorado's Grand Valley.

Posted January 6, 2020

KOBLENZ, Germany (BRAIN) — Canyon Bicycles was hit by a criminal cyber attack just before the start of the year, the company announced Monday. While the company was locked out of its IT systems at its Germany headquarters, its e-commerce website and U.S office's IT system was not affected. 

Posted January 6, 2020
Aosom's Elite II pet bike trailer and jog stroller.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The U.S. Trade Representative has denied a dozen requests from Aosom LLC for exclusions from new tariffs on various types of bike trailers from China.

Posted January 2, 2020
Now all bikes with wheels from 12- through 24-inch are excluded. Some saddles and pumps also get the exclusion.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The U.S Trade Representative has granted tariff exclusions to two more categories of kids bikes from China.

Posted January 1, 2020
Reid Bikes will plant a tree for every bike it sells in 2020.

MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN) — Reid Bikes will take an active role in tackling climate change by planting a tree for every bike it sells in 2020.

Posted December 27, 2019
Governor says he will work to introduce another bill in January with an emphasis on e-bike safety.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed a bill Thursday that would give all classes of e-bikes the same rights of the road as traditional bicycles throughout the state. Only Class 1 pedal-assist e-bikes will still be allowed in the city.

Posted December 26, 2019

Let’s get straight to it: Cycling is a risky activity.

Posted December 24, 2019
The top 10 most-viewed stories in 2019.
A story about Panasonic's e-bike was a surprise atop our Top Ten most-viewed list.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The bankrutpcy of Advanced Sports Enterprises — parent company of Performance, Nashbar and Fuji-distributor ASI — dominated the web news on BicycleRetailer.com in early 2019.

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