Bike News

State officials say Trump election caused Outdoor Retailer show to pull out of Utah

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — The election of Donald Trump contributed to the outdoor industry’s decision to move its major trade show out of Utah after nine years in the state, two state officials told journalists Wednesday. Lt.

Ocean freight rates set to rise July 1

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Ocean freight rates from Asian ports to the West Coast are on the rise as shippers have reduced capacity and as the global economy posts stronger growth.   Members of the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) consortium — a group of 15 major shipping lines — have approved rates that take effect July 1.

Former retailer launches second children’s book on Kickstarter

TETON VALLEY, Idaho (BRAIN) — The founders of Fitzgerald’s Bicycles, Scott and Jannine Fitzgerald, launched a second Kickstarter campaign to expand on their book “B is For Bicycles” and podcast series, which encourages kids to ride their bike. The Fitzgeralds, former owners of Fitzgerald’s Bicycles, are launching their second illustrated, hardcover children’s book, “Buddy Pegs Taking the Lead.” It features the loveable animal characters from the Fitzgerald’s first illustrated children’s book.

PeopleForBikes launches consumer campaign to inspire people to get out and ride

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes today launched its latest consumer campaign, Bike Days of Summer, with the goal of motivating more ridership this summer

Transportation officials hold webinar on ‘near miss’ bike incidents

NEW YORK CITY (BRAIN) — The  National Association of City Transportation Officials will hold a free webinar Monday on how close calls and aggressive drivers affect bike use. ” Fear of being hit and seriously injured by a car is a major deterrent for people considering whether to bike on city streets,” a NACTO press release said.

North American Bikeshare Association hires first executive director

BOSTON (BRAIN) — The North American Bikeshare Association has hired its first executive director, Samantha Herr. Herr is the former program manager for the City of Boston, where she spearheaded efforts to offer low-cost bikeshare memberships, making it one of the first major U.S. cities to focus on equity in bike share

WTB hires Johs Huseby as global OEM sales manager

MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — WTB has hired Johs Huseby as global OEM sales manager and for product development. Huseby’s first day at WTB is June 19.

Canfield Brothers creates official demo center in Moab at Double Down Bikes

MOAB, Utah (BRAIN) — Boutique bike brand Canfield Brothers has opened an official demo center at the new Double Down bike shop here. The shop uses Canfield Brothers bikes exclusively in its demo and rental fleet.

BikeFit offers app to measure foot tilt and recommend cleat wedge setup

KIRKLAND, Wash. (BRAIN) — BikeFit has launched a mobile app for Android devices that lets cyclists measure their foot tilt and that recommends the number of the company’s Cleat Wedges needed to optimize pedaling. “At BikeFit, we discovered that approximately 90 percent of the population does not fit properly into a bicycle pedal

Park Tool introduces three new socket and bit sets and smaller shop hammer