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Bike community mourns death of mechanic and activist who died in cougar attack

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — The bike community across the country, including colleagues at at least two bike shops, is mourning the death of S.J.

PFB, industry leaders visit Capitol Hill to support Recreation Not Red Tape Act

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes led a group of 12 industry leaders to Capitol Hill this week in support of the Recreation Not Red Tape Act. which aims to improve and break down the barriers to recreational riding opportunities on public lands.

PeopleForBikes to hold second PlacesForBikes conference this week

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — The second annual PlacesForBikes Conference takes place this week here. Organized by PeopleForBikes, the conference kicks off Tuesday afternoon and runs through Thursday. The conference brings together about 300 attendees, ranging from city officials and advocates to bike industry leaders and retailers to focus on the challenges and opportunities for building better bike infrastructure

San Francisco’s The New Wheel to host e-bike festival this weekend

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Bay Area retailer The New Wheel is organizing an e-bike festival that will include demos, complimentary breakfast and workshops. The Super Bicycle Festival will be held at The New Wheel’s Larkspur Landing store on Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6

Arizona e-bike law in limbo after governor’s veto on unrelated issue

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Arizona’s governor has vetoed a state measure containing three-class e-bike legislation favored by the industry. In an unusual gubernatorial protest related to a proposed teacher pay raise that Ducey supports, he vetoed unrelated bills that had been supported by Republicans, who oppose the pay raise. “Please send me a budget that gives teachers a 20 percent pay raise by 2020 and restores additional school district assistance,” Ducey wrote in a veto message for the e-bike legislation

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.

Ben & Bikes podcast to include PeopleForBikes’ ’Surprising Bike Legislation‘ segments

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Each edition of the Ben & Bikes podcast will now feature a segment produced by PeopleForBikes, called “Surprising Bike Legislation.” The popular bike podcast, which has new issues every two weeks, is hosted by Ben Lockett. The PeopleForBikes segments will highlight a current legislative issue and how to get involved.

City governments struggle as bike sharing upsets traditional transportation models

MONTEREY, Calif.

Pivot officially launches Shuttle e-MTB in US

MONTEREY, Calif.

BPSA, PeopleForBikes to examine ties as issues grow more complex

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — It’s a tentative move couched in words like “cautious,” “respectful,” “tentative,” and “complex.” But the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association and PeopleForBikes have agreed to examine whether the BPSA should move to combine forces with the industry’s leading advocacy association. “We are starting an examination of our relationship,” said Adam Micklin, the BPSA’s president, in an interview Wednesday at the Bicycle Leadership Conference