Safety

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.

Sea Otter 2018: Brands return after absence; e-MTBs make their mark

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Sea Otter Classic opened Thursday with an expo that includes more than 500 booths representing nearly 900 brands and covering 165,000 square feet of space at Laguna Seca Raceway

City governments struggle as bike sharing upsets traditional transportation models

MONTEREY, Calif.

Kitsbow developing mountain bike gloves with Mechanix Wear

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Upscale mountain bike clothing maker Kitsbow is working with glove maker Mechanix Wear on a new line of mountain bike gloves that will be launched later this year. Kitsbow plans to offer two models of riding gloves with Mechanix branding.  Mechanix Wear is based in Valencia, California, and produces gloves for the  automotive, industrial, tactical and construction industries.

BPSA, PeopleForBikes to examine ties as issues grow more complex

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — It’s a tentative move couched in words like “cautious,” “respectful,” “tentative,” and “complex.” But the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association and PeopleForBikes have agreed to examine whether the BPSA should move to combine forces with the industry’s leading advocacy association. “We are starting an examination of our relationship,” said Adam Micklin, the BPSA’s president, in an interview Wednesday at the Bicycle Leadership Conference

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

MIPS and POC settle lawsuit over alleged infringement of safety technology

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — MIPS and POC Sweden say they have agreed to settle a legal dispute over intellectual property used in ski and bike helmets. The companies say they have agreed to work together to develop safer helmets. POC was one of the first helmet brands to use MIPS technology, said to reduce the likelihood of brain injuries from rotational impacts on a helmet.

BMC owner Andy Rihs dies at 75

ZURICH (BRAIN) — Andreas “Andy” Rihs, the owner of the BMC bike company and its pro race team, died Wednesday at age 75, according to the brand. Reports say Rihs was suffering from cancer.  “We will create a special place for Andy inside the company. All employees, friends and business partners will have the chance to leave a personal note here for Andy,” said David Zurcher, the CEO of BMC Switzerland

Bike Expo New York moves to new venue

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Less than a month before the event, Bike New York has announced that it will move Bike Expo New York to Pier 12 in Brooklyn. Due to unexpected maintenance, the nonprofit was unable to obtain a permit to hold the event at Basketball City, where the event has taken place for the last six years. The event is May 4-5

Service planned for Friday for Eli Eipper, industry veteran who died after being struck by drunken driver

CORONA DEL MAR, Calif.