Counter Opinion: No ’Idaho Stop,’ please

Editor’s note: Ray Keener is a long-time contributor to BRAIN and does a lot of other things in the bike industry. The thoughts expressed here are Keener’s personal opinions and not those of any organization or entity he represents. I read Walt Seifert’s opinion piece in favor of the Idaho Stop on the BRAIN site this week

Industry veteran Ed Hickey remembered

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Edward Hickey was the kind of bike industry lifer who would travel to the Taipei trade show just to catch up with old friends and keep in touch with bike industry happenings. Hickey, who died recently at 50 after fighting cancer for several years, was a veteran of several West Coast bike brands.

Opinion: Should cyclists be allowed to yield at stop signs?

By Walt Seifert Editor’s note:  Walt Seifert is executive director of Sacramento Trailnet, a nonprofit association promoting greenways with a paved trail network in Sacramento, California. For 35 years, people riding bikes in Idaho have been allowed to do something they can’t legally do just about anywhere else—treat stop signs as yields

Fortified, another ’Mustachian’ brand, aims to offer the Honda Civic of bicycles

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Fortified Bicycles offers simple, affordable bikes that are designed to be theft resistant and low maintenance.

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.

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