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First Flight Bicycles to remain open following sale

STATESVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — In the months following retailer Jeff Archer’s death after being struck by a car while crossing the street last July, the fate of his shop, First Flight Bicycles, remained uncertain

First Flight Bicycles to remain open following sale

STATESVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — In the months following retailer Jeff Archer’s death after being struck by a car while crossing the street last July, the fate of his shop, First Flight Bicycles, remained uncertain

RZC Investments, controlled by Wal-Mart heirs, buys majority share in Rapha

LONDON (BRAIN) — Rapha has announced that U.S.-based RZC Investments is now the majority shareholder in the business.

Peter Henry joins NBDA board of directors

LAFAYETTE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Peter Henry, the president of the New England retail chain Landry’s Bicycles, has joined the National Bicycle Dealers Association’s board of directors.

Dirt Fest West Virginia attracts 900-plus riders

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — West Virginia’s Big Bear Lake Camplands was the scene for the Dirt Fest West Virginia mountain bike festival earlier this month. The event attracted more than 900 riders from 20 states and Canada

Fortified, another ’Mustachian’ brand, aims to offer the Honda Civic of bicycles

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Fortified Bicycles offers simple, affordable bikes that are designed to be theft resistant and low maintenance. The company even offers a theft replacement warranty to help  make potential customers in high theft areas more confident about investing in a new bike. Earlier this week, BRAIN published an article about Urban Tribe Cargo Bicycles , a brand new cargo bike brand from Texas, whose founder was moved by the philosophy of Pete Adeney, the man behind the Mr.

Fortified, another ’Mustachian’ brand, aims to offer the Honda Civic of bicycles

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Fortified Bicycles offers simple, affordable bikes that are designed to be theft resistant and low maintenance.

Accell Group to appoint Ton Anbeek as its next CEO and chairman

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group N.V.’s Supervisory Board intends to appoint Ton Anbeek as the company’s next CEO and board chairman.

Retailers face bike tax burden in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (BRAIN) — Retailers will take on a new burden come January 1, 2018, as a new bike excise tax takes effect in Oregon. State lawmakers recently signed and passed a transportation bill that requires that retailers collect a $15 flat fee on the sale of bicycles with 26-inch wheels that retail for more than $200.

Fox Racing supports IMBA’s instructor certification program

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Fox Racing is continuing its support of International Mountain Bicycling Association’s Instructor Certification Program for the third year “Fox Racing wants to help our sport grow and understands that certified instructors play an important role in bringing new riders into the community and showing them the ropes,” said Tammy Donahugh, IMBA’s instructor certification program manager. IMBA launched the program in 2013 to offer professional training and certification for individuals who lead group rides or teach mountain bike skills clinics.  Fox Racing outfits IMBA Instructor Trainers and supports new instructors