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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.

Donnelly Sports hires Michael Johnston as European manager

DENVER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Donnelly Sports, the licenses of the Clement brand, has hired Michael Johnston as its new European manager as the company looks to restore its presence in the European market. Donnelly Sports, which is owned and managed by Donn Kellogg, plans to offer the full Clement product line to European customers.  “I hope that I can contribute to the mission set out by Donn and am very enthusiastic and motivated about the opportunity to take the mythic Clement brand back to its rightful place in the bicycle world,” said Johnston

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

Bicycle Blue Book’s trade-in program expands into Performance and other major retailers

SAN JOSE, Calif. (BRAIN) — All 106 Performance Bicycle stores are now accepting used bike trade-ins via Bicycle Blue Book’s program, which provides customers with store credit in exchange for their old bikes, which are shipped to BicycleBlueBook to resell.  About 1,200 bike shops in the U.S. are now using the program, said Ira Becker, the president of Bicycle Blue Book.

Bicycle Blue Book’s trade-in program expands into Performance and other major retailers

SAN JOSE, Calif. (BRAIN) — All 106 Performance Bicycle stores are now accepting used bike trade-ins via Bicycle Blue Book’s program, which provides customers with store credit in exchange for their old bikes, which are shipped to BicycleBlueBook to resell.  About 1,200 bike shops in the U.S. are now using the program, said Ira Becker, the president of Bicycle Blue Book

Felt Bicycles makes changes to sales structure, promotes Adam Micklin and Jake Duehring

Adam Micklin has been promoted to vice president of global sales & marketing.

Interbike to offer seminar on RFID technology in partnership wth sister show

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike is working with its sister trade show,  RFID Journal LIVE! , to offer the bike industry a seminar on RFID technology at this year’s show

Bike industry leaders call Trump’s Paris accord decision ‘embarrassing’ and ’short-sighted’

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Leaders of two of the largest bike brands are speaking out publicly about President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord.  Trek Bicycle’s CEO John Burke tweeted about the decision on Thursday, calling Trump’s move “embarrassing.” Specialized made a post on its Facebook page Thursday afternoon, soon after Trump announced his decision.

PeopleForBikes hosts two executive fly-ins and Congressional Bike Fest in DC

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes and representatives from the bike industry spent two days here last week for two executive fly-ins and the first-ever PeopleForBikes Congressional Bike Fest. “The fly-ins and our first-ever Bike Fest are part of PeopleForBikes’ ongoing effort to elevate the bike industry’s voice on Capitol Hill,” said Jenn Dice, the vice president of the PeopleForBikes Business Network.