Memphis bike share system planned for spring 2018 launch

New system will be the largest to use B-Cycle's Dash system. MEMPHIS, Tenn

Memphis bike share system planned for spring 2018 launch

New system will be the largest to use B-Cycle's Dash system. MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BRAIN) — A 600-bike bike share system is planned for Memphis, where Explore Bike Share, a local non-profit, has announced its contract agreement with B-Cycle.

Portland State Univ. asks brands, retailers to promote e-bike survey

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — With more than 1,000 responses already received, a university researcher is asking the industry to promote an online survey on how consumers use e-bikes. June 23 is the last day to take the survey

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.

Rotor America hires Joe Hanrahan as inside sales lead

SALT LAKE CITY — Rotor America has hired Joe Hanrahan as its inside sales lead. Hanrahan will work out of the company’s North American headquarters in Salt Lake City. Hanrahan most recently worked as an outside sales rep for Shimano, and has worked in various bicycle shops in Colorado and Utah.

Giant supports Project Bike Tech

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycles has become a premier partner of Project Bike Tech, a project that uses bicycle education as a conduit to teach core academics, enhance lives, create career opportunities and inspire new generations to be passionate about bikes.

Detroit’s bike share system, MoGo, to launch in late May

DETROIT (BRAIN) —  Detroit’s new public bike share system, set to launch in late May, will be named MoGo, Detroit Bike Share — inspired by the city’s heritage as the Motor City and the home of the Motown sound. “We are thrilled to introduce Detroit to MoGo,” said Lisa Nuszkowski, the share system’s executive director. “Today’s announcement continues the city’s mobility evolution, providing Detroiters and visitors alike with more accessible options to move around the city.” MoGo is an affiliate of the Downtown Detroit Partnership founded in collaboration with the city of Detroit, the Henry Ford Health System and the Health Alliance Plan

Federal budget deal includes funding for some bike-friendly programs

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — A budget deal reached by Congress this weekend includes funding for bike projects including the U.S. Department of Transportation’s TIGER grant program, said Katy Hartnett, the director of government relations for PeopleForBikes. The deal, reached Sunday, would fund government operations through Sept

Opinion: PBMA’s president has a suggestion for increased service department profits

Editor’s note: James Stanfill is president of the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association.  We’re rolling into peak season. Everyone wants their bicycle tuned up and ready to ride and they want it yesterday.

The Pro’s Closet launches Quality Assurance program, hopes to expand sales of demo and overstock bikes

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Pro’s Closet is rolling out a new pre-owned bicycle program, coined “TPC Quality Assurance.” The company — which claims to be the largest retailer of used bikes in the country — said the new program will benefit customers looking to buy quality pre-owned bicycles, and also assist vendors and manufacturers in selling overstock and demo products. Under the new program, TPC inspects and tunes demo bikes before offering them for sale.