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Posted November 23, 2022

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Vela Bikes, an e-bike brand launched in Brazil 12 years ago, plans to move all its operations and manufacturing to the U.S. by early next year. The company is moving its headquarters to Detroit and will partner with Detroit Bikes to manufacture its bikes in the city.

Posted November 22, 2022
Pedego Electric Bikes Fort Myers donates e-bike to the police department nearly a week after it is given a temporary home.
Pedego Electric Bikes Fort Myers gave the police a $2,400 Element e-bike.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (BRAIN) — Despite the hardships of losing her store to Hurricane Ian in October, Lisa Badolato said it was time to thank the Fort Myers Police Department.

Posted November 22, 2022

GUNNISON, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association has produced a one-page buyer's guide to help mountain bikers understand e-bike technology, regulations, and other issues before they buy an e-bike. 

Posted November 22, 2022

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Dick's Sporting Goods reported net sales increased 7.7% in the third quarter and raised full-year guidance.

Net sales for the quarter ending Oct. 29 were $3 billion, up from $2.7 billion from the same time last year. Comparable store sales increased 6.5%.

Posted November 21, 2022

SUN VALLEY, Idaho (BRAIN) — Now in its fifth year to support women's brands, Women-Led Wednesday 2022 carries more significance than ever in light of the abortion rights debate this year, said the CEO of Women-Led Wednesday and Wild Rye mountain apparel company, Cassie Abel.

Posted November 21, 2022

(BRAIN) — FSA and Vision is reporting an increase in websites and e-commerce sites that refer to both brands without authorization.

Both are reminding the industry the only official company websites are:

Posted November 18, 2022
Left to right: Nyle Nims, Pat Cunnane and Dennis Schöemburg.

AMES, Iowa (BRAIN) – Messingschlager USA has named industry veteran Pat Cunnane as its CEO. Cunnane most recently was president and chief operating officer of Yuba Bicycles.

Posted November 17, 2022
Founder Mike Radenbaugh will become chairman of the board.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Mike Radenbaugh, who built his first e-bike in his garage 15 years ago, will step down as Rad Power Bikes CEO and transition to chairman of the board to focus on e-bike advocacy and innovation.

Posted November 17, 2022

LONDON (VELONEWS) — Rapha's CEO William Kim will step down, with Francois Convercey and Daniel Blumire taking over as joint managing directors, the company announced.

Posted November 17, 2022

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — The annual bicycle-inspired food drive Cranksgiving will be in full swing this weekend with 43 events scheduled across the U.S.

Posted November 16, 2022

(CYCLINGTIPS) — The scammers are at it again. Sramcycling-dot-com is the latest in a string of websites offering cycling components at prices just too good to be true.

Posted November 16, 2022

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Kitsbow Cycling Apparel has emphasized community since relocating three years ago from California to the tiny textile town east of here in Old Fort. From helping with a mural project celebrating efforts to desegregate schools in the South to creating living wage jobs, Kitsbow quickly became a neighborhood business leader.

Posted November 16, 2022

New patents are often in the news. But for a few special patents, their expirations lead to big changes in the industry.

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