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Posted May 17, 2018

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday signed an industry-backed three-class e-bike law after vetoing a raft of legislation last month amid an unrelated dispute over teacher pay in the state.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted May 17, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — VeloNews said its podcasts have seen explosive growth in listeners over the past year — a 162 percent growth in monthly listens from 2017 to 2018. The publisher also said the podcasts have an average listening time of over 45 minutes and an average completion rate of nearly 80 percent. 

Posted in North America
Posted May 17, 2018

MINNETONKA, Minn. (BRAIN) — Erik's, the bike and ski retail chain in the Upper Midwest, is now offering Taxa Outdoor Campers at some of its locations. 

Taxa Outdoors offers lightweight recreational campers and trailers for off-the-grid adventures.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 16, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association has entered into a new three-year partnership for stats on the industry with The NPD Group.

Posted in Industry News
Posted May 16, 2018

SALEM, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Oregon Department of Revenue has collected $34,065 from bike retailers for the state's $15 bike tax, which went into effect Jan. 1.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 16, 2018

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Amgen is extending its sponsorship of the Tour of California, which has already continued for more than a decade. AEG, the owner and operator of the race, said Amgen will retain naming rights and other exclusive sponsorship benefits for the race.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted May 16, 2018

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Cane Creek Cycling Components has named Eric Smith as its new director of supply chain. The newly created position is a promotion for Smith, who has been with Cane Creek for 10 years, most recently serving as sourcing manager.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted May 16, 2018

DENVER (BRAIN) — JackRabbit, which operates 60 athletic specialty stores and several e-commerce sites, has acquired Clever Training, a multisport e-commerce retailer. JackRabbit's parent is the private investment firm CriticalPoint Capital. 

Posted in Retail News Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted May 16, 2018
UPDATED: Dean wins Democratic primary in PA-4.

OREFIELD, Pa. (BRAIN) — Olympic cyclist Marty Nothstein won Tuesday's Republican primary for Pennsylvania's 7th U.S. House district. Also in the Keystone State, Madeleine Dean — the wife of bike industry veteran Pat Cunnane — won the Democratic nomination for the 4th House district.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted May 15, 2018

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Cat Bartash, the buyer at Ace Wheelworks in Boston, will be among the speakers at the fifth annual Aligned Conference in October.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted May 15, 2018

LOVELAND, Colo. (BRAIN) — Push Industries is expanding its dealer network and international distributor base as the suspension manufacturer continues to shift from selling exclusively consumer direct to a greater B2B presence.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People

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