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Banshee Bikes rolls out dealer-direct program for North America

NEDERLAND, Colo.

Colorado Legislature passes ‘Safety Stop’ bill

DENVER (BRAIN) — Colorado could become the third state with a law that allows bicyclists to treat some stop signs like yield signs and red lights like stop signs.

ACT Lab adds Phil Bash to global sales team

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — ACT Lab, an independent third-party laboratory that conducts safety and compliance testing for the bike and outdoor industries, has added bike industry veteran Phil Bash to its global sales team. Bash previously worked at Polar Bottle as sales director, where he managed domestic, international, and custom/OEM sales.

Hawley-Lambert strikes strategic partnership with Danish e-bike brand

Hawley-Lambert will distribute Promovec-made e-bikes in North America under the EVO brand. LEVIS, Québec and LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley-Lambert has reach an agreement with Promovec, a Danish e-bike brand, to distribute Promovec-made e-bikes in the U.S

Quincy Is Co-Hosting Traffic Skills Cycling Course With MassBike

From the email:

Hello Quincyclists,

I would like to announce that Quincy is co-hosting a League of American Bicyclists’ Smart Cycling Traffic Skills 101 class on April 7 and 8. Please join us!
Register here:
http://www.massbike.org/ts101quincy
This Traffic Skills 101 Cycling Education Course is a fast-paced, two-day class that provides cyclists with the confidence to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail. We will cover the basics of bike maintenance, rules of the road, on-bike skills, and crash avoidance techniques. This class is a prerequisite for becoming a certified League Cycling Instructor from the League of American Bicyclists.

Join us Saturday, April 7, 10a-1pm for an indoor session, and Sunday, April 8, 10am-1pm for an outdoor session on the bike and a written test. Participants MUST take both days to participate.

The League of American Bicyclists’ Smart Cycling program is designed to develop your knowledge and expertise in the craft and science of bicycling — the ability to use a bicycle with confidence and competence for pleasure, utility and sport under various highway, climate, terrain, and traffic conditions.

The bicycling education program was started in 1974, and continues to be the only nationally recognized cycling education program with trained and certified instructors.

Traffic Skills 101 is the foundation of the program. It provides instruction and guidance in the basic principles of vehicular bicycling. Bicyclists have more fun when they ride with skill and confidence. This course combines classroom discussion and parking lot activities with on-road practice of the principles of vehicular bicycling. The instructor for this course is certified by the League of American Bicyclists and has years of experience and training.

If you are interested in becoming a League Certified Instructor this course is a prerequisite. That course will be offered in May.  Please let us know if you are interested!

Keep pedaling,

Irene Lutts
President
Quincycles.org

Dirty City Cycle Supply to distribute Van Dessel Cycles in Canada

MENDHAM, N.J. (BRAIN) — Van Dessel Cycles has announced Dirt City Cycle Supply as their new exclusive Canadian distributor effective immediately. Dirt City Cycle Supply is run by Cliff Vallentgoed and Brent Ruelling, who own and manage the Red Bike retail store in Edmonton, Alberta.

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

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Felt Bicycles to be acquired by Rossignol Group

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Rossignol Group, the French ski company, has agreed to acquire Felt Bicycles. A purchase price was not disclosed.

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