Inspired by Oregon, Colorado lawmaker floats state bike tax idea

DENVER (BRAIN) — A Colorado lawmaker is taking inspiration from Oregon in floating the idea of a tax on bicycles. State Sen. Ray Scott made a post on Facebook Wednesday, linking to a story on the Washington Times website about Oregon’s tax .  “We will be proposing something similar, they use the roads also,” wrote Scott, a Republican from Grand Junction. Scott is the assistant majority leader in the state Senate and serves on the Senate transportation committee.  Scott later told that he was serious about the idea and was soliciting feedback about it.  “One way to get feedback is to put it out there and see where it goes,” Ray told the paper.  Oregon’s $15 tax will apply to new bikes selling for $200 or more and with wheels 26-inch or larger .

New BRAIN issue looks at e-bike market, PressCamp, and more

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Amid a continued woeful start to the year for the industry as a whole, e-bike sales are a sole bright spot, and the newest issue of BRAIN takes a look at the growing market.

BRAIN and USA Cycling survey bike retailers about youth cycling programs

Survey respondents eligible for prize drawing. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo

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.

Gates hires Justin Hawkins as market specialist in Carbon Drive division

DENVER (BRAIN) — Gates Corporation has hired Justin Hawkins, a former product testing manager and account executive at Pearl Izumi, as a market specialist in the Gates Carbon Drive bicycle division.

New owner reopens Delaware shop as Giant Partner Store


State officials say Trump election caused Outdoor Retailer show to pull out of Utah

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — The election of Donald Trump contributed to the outdoor industry’s decision to move its major trade show out of Utah after nine years in the state, two state officials told journalists Wednesday. Lt.

Fox Factory sees 16 percent sales increase in bike products


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

Colorado passes e-bike bill, becomes fourth state with legislation on the books

DENVER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Colorado Gov.