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Tim Johnson joins USA Cycling Foundation as development director

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.

Giant plans virtual rides to honor founder King Liu

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant is holding several virtual rides to honor founder King Liu May 4-6. The company has been holding an annual ride led by Liu, now 84, in Taiwan for 10 years.

Washington to impose tariffs on $60 billion of Chinese imports — no word yet if bikes will be included

WASHINTON, D.C.

Some Australian e-bike sales get a sharp surprise with a new 5% tariff

CANBERRA, Australia (BRAIN) — The notification that specific e-bike imports into Australia must pay a 5 percent surcharge took the nation’s bicycle industry by surprise. And no wonder

BikeBookings software helps stores communicate with service customers, manage service area

PERTH, Australia (BRAIN) — BikeBookings.com, an Australian company that offers a software package for bike service department management and communication, is now available in the U.S. BikeBookings allows consumers to book service appointments online, any time of the day, through a mobile app or website widget that can be customized with the store’s branding. The system also allows the store to communicate with customers through a chat feature in the mobile app or via email or texts.

Knog and Highway Two offer PWR Deal for shop floor staff purchases

RICHMOND, Australia (BRAIN) — Accessory brand Knog and its U.S. distributor, Highway Two, are now offering an employee purchase program for Knog’s new PWR lights. The PWR range is an “ecosystem” of bike lights with a power bank as the battery.

Irwin Cycling launches wheels in US market

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Handmade wheel maker Irwin Cycling is now offering its wheels in the U.S. The three-year-old company’s wheels were previously available only in Australia, Europe and Asia.

Paul Lew to head up Edco under new ownership

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.— U.S. industry veteran Paul Lew has been named CEO of the newly restructured Edco cycling company, now based in Arizona.

Australia’s FE Sports promotes Darren Harper to national sales manager

BRISBANE, Australia (BRAIN) — FE Sports has appointed Darren Harper as its national sales manager. FE Sports is one of the largest wholesale distributors of bike products in Australia and New Zealand.

New startup links cyclists with global rentals, accommodations and events

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — It’s a bold concept.