Taiwan’s complete bike exports down more than 18 percent in 2017

But the country's e-bike exports are on the rise and average unit price continues to increase. FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany — Export figures supplied by Taiwan’s Ministry of Finance shared at a press conference organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) on day two of Eurobike paint a rather bleak picture. The country’s complete bike exports, including e-bikes, are down 18.45 percent for the first half of 2017

Industry innovators honored at 6th annual d&i awards ceremony

TAIPEI (BRAIN) — Since being added to the Taipei Cycle Show in 2012, the d&i awards have recognized innovating design from all corners of the industry, including products in four categories. This year’s 57 winners were honored at the Taipei Cycle Show’s pre-show ceremony organized by the Taiwan Bicycle Association and Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), which puts on the trade show

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Taipei Cycle Show holds first-ever demo event

TAIPEI (BRAIN) — The Taipei Cycle Show kicked off a day earlier this year with an off-site demo — a first in the show’s 30-year history. Held on Tuesday, March 21, the demo attracted 30 brands and a mix of retailers, buyers and consumers looking to try everything from e-bikes and folding bikes to dropper posts and groupsets. The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) added the demo event to give show attendees a chance to try product at a more spacious venue, the Hua-Zhong Campsite in Taipei

Organizers expect strong turnout at sold-out 2017 Taipei Cycle Show

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Despite some challenges facing Taiwan’s bicycle market, including a nearly 30 percent drop in exports reported in 2016, the outlook for the 2017 Taipei International Cycle Show, which starts Wednesday and runs through Saturday at Nangang Exhibition Center, remains relatively positive. According to the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), which organizes the show, vendor registration is on par with the past couple of years and is sold out with 1,115 exhibitors occupying 3,340 booths, plus a wait list. Still, TAITRA is taking steps to ensure the show’s vitality and relevance in the face of an uncertain future

Trips for Kids founder Marilyn Price to retire

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marilyn Price, the founder of the Trips for Kids organization, will retire as that group’s executive director at the end of the year. She will continue on the group’s board of directors as founder and ambassador

Dealer Tour LA, Day 2: Crossing the car-centric City of Angels

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Time tables and a detailed itinerary went out the window Wednesday on Day 2 of Bicycle Retailer ’s Dealer Tour Los Angeles as the group of editors and sponsors made the 37-mile journey from the coast at Marina Del Rey and headed across the City of Angels to its ultimate destination in Pasadena. (Huge apologies to Velo Pasadena for being two hours late to our final stop and missing owners Hrach and Nevrik Gevrikyan!) Despite fantastic guiding from Steve Messer, president of the Concerned Off Road Bicyclists’ Association, and Jon Riddle, ride marshal for the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, we grossly underestimated how much traffic signals would delay us reaching our appointed stops. Still, the group got to witness the strides L.A

Hulu sponsors Santa Monica bike share

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN)?— The city of Santa Monica’s Breeze Bike Share program has landed premium streaming television service Hulu LLC as the program’s sponsor, securing a five-year commitment

Taiwan Bicycle Association: Exports up 13.9% in 2015

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — It was standing room only today at the Taiwan Excellence New Products Launch, presented in conjunction with the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA).

Taiwan Bicycle Association: Exports up 13.9 percent in 2015

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — It was standing room only today at the Taiwan Excellence New Products Launch, presented in conjunction with the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA). Journalists from all over the world gathered to see an assortment of new products from leading Taiwanese companies and discuss industry trends taking shape in 2015

Jenson USA holiday bike program/employee bike commute challenge starts Thursday

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jenson USA is kicking off its annual bike donation program on Thursday with a group employee bike commute and breakfast. The program, being held this year for the fourth time, ties Jenson employee bike commute goals to the donation of bikes to elementary students.