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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.

Former retailer launches second children’s book on Kickstarter

TETON VALLEY, Idaho (BRAIN) — The founders of Fitzgerald’s Bicycles, Scott and Jannine Fitzgerald, launched a second Kickstarter campaign to expand on their book “B is For Bicycles” and podcast series, which encourages kids to ride their bike. The Fitzgeralds, former owners of Fitzgerald’s Bicycles, are launching their second illustrated, hardcover children’s book, “Buddy Pegs Taking the Lead.” It features the loveable animal characters from the Fitzgerald’s first illustrated children’s book.

PeopleForBikes launches consumer campaign to inspire people to get out and ride

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes today launched its latest consumer campaign, Bike Days of Summer, with the goal of motivating more ridership this summer

Mechanics association plans technical workshops in three cities

Three-day workshops planned for Denver, Portland and Washington, DC.-area. AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — The Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association has opened registration for three-day technical workshops to be held this fall and next spring in three cities. The organization said the workshops are being designed to bolster individual mechanics’ skills while growing their business acumen.  They will be held in Denver, Nov

Oregon retailers try to fend off proposed tax on new bikes

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PeopleForBikes launches letter writing campaign to restore funding for bike projects

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes says President Trump’s 2018 proposed budget is not good for bicycling. The group said the budget proposes to cut overall funding for the Department of the Interior by 5.3 percent and the Department of Transportation by 16 percent. “If approved, this budget will cut funding for bike trails and paths in our National Parks and National Recreation Areas

First Flight Bicycles to close, 10 months after owner’s death

STATESVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — First Flight Bicycles has begun to sell off its remaining inventory ahead of a closure later this month. The store was founded by Jeff Archer,  who died after being hit by a car last July  while he was walking across a street in Mooresville.  Archer’s wife, Julie, announced the closure on the store’s Facebook page this week. The store has been operated by manager Wes Davidson since Archer’s death.

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

Portland State launches online survey to study e-bike use in North America

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Four years after its pioneering survey of e-bike riders in North America, Portland State University has launched a second online survey to gauge how the market is maturing. “We want to see how things have changed,” said John MacArthur, sustainable transportation program manager at the university.

DRAFT in Monterey: Speakers pitch ideas for getting more people on bikes

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — It’s called DRAFT, and PeopleForBikes had the idea for it about two years ago.