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Posted October 12, 2018
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ARLINGTON, Va. (BRAIN) — In an emergency response trial held here recently, bicyclists were able to transport 1,250 pounds of water and 1,100 pounds of food over difficult terrain, showing how the vehicles can be put to use when needed the most.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 12, 2018

BRUSSELS (BRAIN) — The European Bicycle Manufacturers' Association has withdrawn its request to the European Commission to begin registering the imports of e-bikes into the EU.

Posted in International Tagged Trade/tariffs
Posted October 11, 2018

HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Amer Sports on Thursday confirmed that it's continuing to explore a sale to a Chinese sports company and an Asian private equity firm.

Posted in International
Posted October 10, 2018

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — No Vet Alone, a peer support network for military veterans and first responders, is planning group rides and other events at bike shops and other venues for Veterans Day weekend. The group is hoping to enlist more bike shops to host events, which mark the 100th anniversary of the holiday.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 10, 2018

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The latest figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show an 8.1 percent decline in cyclist deaths due to motor vehicle-related incidents last year, compared with the prior year. 

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted October 9, 2018

HAMPSTEAD, Md. (BRAIN) — Maryland fire investigators say a 25-year-old man assembling a do-it-yourself e-bike caused a fire that destroyed a house.

No one was injured in the fire, which started Sunday afternoon. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged Electric bike
Posted October 8, 2018
The 2018 Directory cover.

(BRAIN) – Bicycle Retailer & Industry News and PeopleForBikes are collecting new listings and updates for the 2019 Industry Directory.

Posted in Industry News
Posted October 8, 2018
Project321’s own aftermarket Super Boost rear hub

BEND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Many consumers and even bike retailers may not have heard of the Project321 brand before last week. But the Bend, Oregon-based component maker got a shot of name recognition when Crankbrothers announced at the start of October that its new Synthesis line of front- and rear-tuned carbon wheels would include Project321 hub internals.

Posted in Industry News
Posted October 5, 2018

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Rocky Mountain Bicycles is hoping dealers can help recover 160 bikes stolen from a shipping container that was on the grounds of the company's warehouse here. 

Posted in Industry News
Posted October 5, 2018

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Before preteen BMX racers head to the gate at tracks around the world next year, they may hear a new command from the starter: "Show us your feet!"

Posted in Industry News Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted October 4, 2018
Shirley (left) with Pantone.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Enve's Jake Pantone swears that the Amer Sports-owned brand does not include VO2 max test results on its job applications. Nevertheless, the brand does have a way of attracting some of the fastest riders in the sport to its staff. 

Posted in Industry News

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