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WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Utah Sen. Mike Lee once again has introduced legislation to restore bike access to federal Wilderness areas.

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GT Bicycles announced a North American IBD program that will offer build fees and revenue-share of 6% of purchase price to the brand's authorized dealers for derailleur bikes purchased online. 

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Retrospec is recalling some Beaumont Plus ST bikes because the front disc brake rotor and brake pads can be misaligned, posing a crash hazard.

(BRAIN) — Warner Bros. Discovery has sold Play Sports Network — the parent of cycling website GCN — back to its founders, Simon Wear and Mia Walter.

Gillian Forsyth.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — For our June magazine edition, we asked our State of Retail panel members: How do you engage with youth cycling in your store and community?

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (BRAIN) — Kuat Innovations is recalling its Kuat Transfer v2 1-bike (T201B), Kuat Transfer v2 2-bike (T202B, T222B), and Kuat Transfer v2 3-bike (T223B) bicycle carriers.

For sure dealers are getting squeezed on overstocked bike pricing, but suppliers are feeling the same pinch.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Congressional bike advocate Earl Blumenauer's newest bill is aimed at rejuvenating U.S. bike manufacturing.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Two Three Bird, a cyclist insurance company, has acquired Project 529, a bike-registry and recovery company. 

TREVIGLIO, Italy (BRAIN) — Bianchi officially opened its new factory here Tuesday with a manufacturing capacity of 500 bikes per shift.

Andy Smallwood, left, and Adrian Williams.

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Pashley Cycles named Andy Smallwood its new CEO, replacing Adrian Williams, who remains chairman of the brand.

Smallwood previously was Ribble Cycles' CEO and before that was Boardman Bikes' managing director.

(Pinkbike) — Santa Cruz Bicycles founder Rob Roskopp, who left Santa Cruz soon after it was acquired by Pon, has joined Specialized in an advisory role, Pinkbike reports.

DETROIT (BRAIN) — Cardinal Cycling Group has sold Detroit Bikes to Beacon Manufacturing, a new company that provides services to light electric vehicle manufacturers.

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Alpine Trail E1 Bosch.

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin recently launched an additional Alpine Trail E line of e-bikes that are powered by the Bosch drive system. The Alpine Trial E Bosch e-MTBs are offered in two models and constructed with new Series 4 aluminum MultiTrac 2 LT frames with 160mm travel.