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WATERFORD, Wis. (BRAIN) — Waterford Precision Cycles is planning a farewell ride next weekend and will be auctioning production equipment and other tools online starting June 24.

FRANKFURT (BRAIN) — Eurobike begins here Wednesday with more than 1,900 exhibitors attending, exceeding the number from the Frankfurt am Main's inaugural event last July.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Consumer Product Safety Commission will meet publicly July 27 at its headquarters here to discuss lithium-ion battery safety. The 10 a.m. meeting also can be accessed remotely.

Tagged Electric bike

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Senate legislation was introduced to restrict non-market economies like China from using the de minimis threshold to import potentially dangerous products — including e-bikes and lithium-ion batteries — into the U.S. marketplace without accountability for product integrity.

Paul Tobio.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — For our June magazine edition, we asked our State of Retail panel members: Tell us about your service department in terms of its percentage of overall sales, how you manage staffing and turnaround times, and how you set pricing.

Tagged From the Magazine

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Vista Outdoor's Bell Sports division has notified the state of California of the permanent closure of its Scotts Valley facility, which included the layoff of 57 employees there. 

The hangtag on a Lectric e-bike model at (e)revolution Thursday. Steve Frothingham photo.

DENVER (BRAIN) — ACT Lab, an independent testing laboratory, has launched a certification program that includes providing bike makers with hangtags letting consumers know on the sales floor that the bikes meet relevant standards including UL. 

Tagged Electric bike / The Big Gear Show / (e)revolution

EDINBURGH, Scotland (BRAIN) — The Scottish manufacturer Intra Drive, maker of an 8-speed e-bike motor/gearbox, has launched a new investment round to raise funds to open a production facility at its headquarters in Edinburgh. 

Tagged Electric bike

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The inaugural MADE handmade bike show has moved its venue to Zidell Yards, a Portland event space that hosts the One Moto Show. MADE also is opening ticket sales Monday.

The show is intended as a trade and consumer event. 

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Pat McGinnis.

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — The pandemic-fueled bike boom and aftermath might have caught some off guard in the industry, but not distributor HLC. Data, technology, and workforce investments made shortly before "provided a great foundation for us to provide valuable tools the dealers needed during that pandemic," said Pat McGinnis, HLC's president, who stepped into that role in the spring of 2019 before also being named CEO last year.

Tagged Distributor news / From the Magazine
2023 deaths have already surpassed last year's.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — More people in New York City have died so far this year because of lithium-ion battery fires than all of last year, according to recently released Fire Department of New York statistics.

Tagged Electric bike

(BRAIN) — Bicycle technology innovator Bernhard Felix Rohloff, inventor of the Rohloff SPEEDHUB, died on May 19, according to the company he founded. Rohloff, who suffered from Parkinson's disease, was 73.

QBP's distribution center in Broomfield, where U of Q was housed.

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has closed its bicycle mechanics school, U of Q, which was previously known as Barnett Bicycle Institute. The Minneapolis-based distributor said its projections pointed toward a decline in enrollment.

Tagged Retailer education

BRNO, Czech Republic (BRAIN) — Aspire Sports is expanding Cannondale and GT Bicycles distribution to the Baltics and the Balkans, while also distributing GT only in Austria.

Tagged Distributor news

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Frame tubing manufacturer Tange International Co. Ltd. will purchase frame parts manufacturer Long Shen's tooling and equipment after the owners said they are retiring.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) said during a media Zoom call on Wednesday that the Import Security and Fairness Act that addresses de minimis reform is being finalized for reintroduction into Congress.

Tagged Electric bike

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — YT Industries will open a customer experience center in Bentonville, Arkansas, next spring, its second "YT Mill" in the U.S.

Sixty-day comment period beginning Thursday will allow the public to voice opinions.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Consumer Product Safety Commission voted Friday to seek public comment on whether bicycle safety requirements are outdated and if they adequately address e-bikes. In addition, Commissioner Mary T. Boyle requested the agency's technical staff conduct a study of e-bike "hazard patterns."

Tagged Electric bike

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — The e-bike rental platform Whizz will provide 100 free helmets each month for the city's last-mile delivery workers for at least the next six months.

Tagged Electric bike

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Dick's Sporting Goods' first-quarter net sales increased 5.3% year-over-year, driven by a 2.7% increase in transactions and higher average ticket.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports


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