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Posted November 1, 2021

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — The application period opened Monday for Park Tool 2022 Community Tool Grants. The period remains open until Dec. 31.  

Now in its seventh year, the Park Tool Community Tool Grant has so far donated over $90,000 worth of tools to organizations throughout the world.

Posted November 1, 2021
Tony Tom during a BRAIN shop visit in 2013.

SAUSALITO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Anthony "Tony" Tom, founder and owner of Sausalito's A Bicycle Odyssey, died last week. He was about 65. Tom and his store are legendary among bike lovers in Marin County and the Bay Area.

Posted November 1, 2021

HILDEBRAN, N.C. (BRAIN) — DeFeet is celebrating the life of long-time employee John Berry with a special sock design. Sales of the socks will benefit state cycling and pedestrian advocacy group BikeWalkNC.

Posted November 1, 2021

WESTPORT, Conn. (BRAIN) — Compass Diversified, the owner of BOA and Lizard Skins as well as a variety of other middle-market businesses, reported net sales of $488 million in its fiscal third quarter, up from $388 million in the same period last year.

Posted October 31, 2021
Vene Stria e-bike.

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (BRAIN) — Operating on the belief that successful retailers combine brick-and-mortar storefronts with e-commerce, micromobility company Vene Rides has started a $1.07 million crowdfunding campaign through Republic to grow its two existing stores to 100 by 2024.

Posted October 29, 2021
Event is March 21-23 in Dana Point, California.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes' virtual Bicycle Leadership Conference opens Tuesday. The organization also has announced some details of a in-real-life Bicycle Leadership Conference, the first since 2019, which is planned for March 21-23, 2022 in Dana Point, California. 

Posted October 29, 2021

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. (BRAIN) — JW Zhang, who founded e-bike brand Aventon eight years ago, said the company's next step is to open a "highly automated" e-bike factory in the U.S.

Posted October 29, 2021
Jeanette Willem

NORTHVALE, N.J. (BRAIN) — Funeral services for Jamis Bicycles employee Jeanette Willem will be Monday at Vander Plaat Caggiano Funeral Home from 4-8 p.m. in Fair Lawn, New Jersey.

Posted October 29, 2021
The Vvolt Proxima.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — VVolt, a new e-bike brand that launched earlier this year has added outdoor retailer Moosejaw as a multichannel partner.

Posted October 28, 2021
A page from the Mongoose 1983 catalog.

(BRAIN) — Old School BMXers remain hungry for a piece of their childhood.

Posted October 28, 2021

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — President Joe Biden released a revamped climate-change plan Thursday as part of his Build Back Better Act that includes restoring the originally proposed e-bike tax credit percentage while keeping the bicycle commuter benefit unchanged.

Posted October 28, 2021

NORTHVALE, N.J. (BRAIN) — Police investigators say Christian Giron used a hand-held sledgehammer to kill his Jamis Bicycles co-worker Jeanette Willem at the brand's headquarte

Posted October 28, 2021
We may never know how much GM spent developing its e-bike.

On Thursday Rad Power announced that with its latest $154 million financing round, it has brought in a total of $329 million in investments since its inception. The company claims that makes it the best-funded e-bike brand, at least in the direct-to-consumer market. While strictly speaking that's likely true, there are some other giant players in the e-bike space, with the power to further disrupt the market for regular and electric bikes, if they choose.

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