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BRAIN Dealer Tour tastes Kansas’ gravel on its final day

LAWRENCE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Forty-six miles of riding — a good dusty chunk of it on gravel roads — brought the BRAIN Dealer Tour crew to visit two shops Thursday. One store was less than two months old in a tiny town that happens to be along a popular cycling route.

Guilty verdict in Kalamazoo’s deadly crash gratifies local cyclists

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (BRAIN) — Bike riders do things a bit differently now in this city of 75,000, where a driver plowed his truck into a group road ride nearly two years ago, killing five cyclists and injuring four others.

Fox Factory reports 10.3% sales growth in bike products in Q1

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif.

PeopleForBikes to hold second PlacesForBikes conference this week

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — The second annual PlacesForBikes Conference takes place this week here. Organized by PeopleForBikes, the conference kicks off Tuesday afternoon and runs through Thursday. The conference brings together about 300 attendees, ranging from city officials and advocates to bike industry leaders and retailers to focus on the challenges and opportunities for building better bike infrastructure

Arizona e-bike law in limbo after governor’s veto on unrelated issue

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Arizona’s governor has vetoed a state measure containing three-class e-bike legislation favored by the industry. In an unusual gubernatorial protest related to a proposed teacher pay raise that Ducey supports, he vetoed unrelated bills that had been supported by Republicans, who oppose the pay raise. “Please send me a budget that gives teachers a 20 percent pay raise by 2020 and restores additional school district assistance,” Ducey wrote in a veto message for the e-bike legislation

Colorado Legislature passes ‘Safety Stop’ bill

DENVER (BRAIN) — Colorado could become the third state with a law that allows bicyclists to treat some stop signs like yield signs and red lights like stop signs.

Kent buys Univega brand, will relaunch it as a US-made IBD brand

MANNING, S.C. (BRAIN) — Kent International is bringing back the Univega brand, once a bike shop mainstay.

Ben & Bikes podcast to include PeopleForBikes’ ’Surprising Bike Legislation‘ segments

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Each edition of the Ben & Bikes podcast will now feature a segment produced by PeopleForBikes, called “Surprising Bike Legislation.” The popular bike podcast, which has new issues every two weeks, is hosted by Ben Lockett. The PeopleForBikes segments will highlight a current legislative issue and how to get involved.

Pivot officially launches Shuttle e-MTB in US

MONTEREY, Calif.

Arizona Legislature passes e-bike bill

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Arizona will become the ninth state in three years to enact the industry’s model e-bike legislation if, as expected, Gov