Electric Bike

DRAFT Meetup at Giant headquarters planned for next Thursday

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes’ next DRAFT Meetup event is next Thursday, March 22, at the Giant Bicycles headquarters here. The event includes beer, tacos, gear raffles, networking and presentations about building a better community through cycling.

Park Tool contributes to Project Bike Tech video library


POC works with Locally to add online dealer locator with real-time inventory information

PARK CITY, Utah (POC) — POC is working with Locally to add a retail locator tool to POC’s e-commerce website starting April 15. The feature will show POC’s ski and bike product dealers as well as real-time availability of products. “We are excited to partner with Locally to support our customers’ shopping experience from researching products online to experiencing them in person at local dealers,” said Ryan Barnes, POC’s snow sales manager for North America. “With the help of Locally’s tool and the service at our fantastic local dealers, we are confident that our customers are going to get the POC product best-suited for them.” The tool will be available throughout the U.S

Myagi offers free bike retail staff training video series

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Myagi, which hosts video training programs for several industry suppliers and organizations, also has available 10 free bicycle retailer staff training videos. The videos cover how to sell tires, helmets and other products. The videos were produced in the U.K.

Todson and Hutchinson enter exclusive importer deal


Montana pedicab maker opens experiential marketing division

MISSOULA, Mont. (BRAIN) — Coaster Cycles, which manufactures pedicabs and other three-wheeled vehicles in its Montana factory, is launching a new division to help brands use its customized vehicles in their marketing campaigns.  Coaster opened its 12,000-square-foot factory in Bonner, Montana, in 2012. It makes a variety of custom trikes, including the e-assist trike that UPS is testing in Toronto .

Restrap produces bags for Wald bike baskets, launches new Rando bags

MAYSVILLE, Ky. (BRAIN) — British bag maker Restrap has  signed a manufacturing and distribution agreement with Wald Sports to produce a collection of Basket Bags specifically made for Wald bike baskets. The company also has launched a new front bag, the Rando.

Vee Tire works with Thailand group to recycle tires into key rings

Program is intended to reduce poverty in Northern Thailand. ATLANTA (BRAIN) — Vee Tire Co.

Lindarets offers thru axle wheel mount for storage, display or transport

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Lindarets’ Thru Axle Wheel Mount was made to securely hold thru axle front wheels to a wall or other surface, for storage, display or transport.

Bike share association celebrates defeat of Florida legislation

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (BRAIN) — The  North American Bikeshare Association said its helped defeat a Florida bill that would have replaced local control of bike share programs with a statewide policy.  The Florida House of Representatives and Senate introduced bills in December that imposed a statewide bikeshare policy. NABSA said the bills did not account for safety, data privacy, right of way management, or the needs of communities, among other issues