DRAFT Meetup at Giant headquarters planned for next Thursday

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes’ next DRAFT Meetup event is next Thursday, March 22, at the Giant Bicycles headquarters here. The event includes beer, tacos, gear raffles, networking and presentations about building a better community through cycling.

BLC speaker lineup intended to ’reignite’ the bike industry

Mike Mercuri of SRAM to receive BPSA Lifetime Achievement Award at next month's Bicycle Leadership Conference. MONTEREY, Calif

Oregon Legislature votes to expand $15 bike tax to kids’ bikes, e-bikes

Amended transportation bill is headed to governor's desk. SALEM, Ore

E-bike bill in Washington state heads to governor for signing

OLYMPIA, Wash. (BRAIN) — The Washington state Legislature passed a three-class e-bike bill (SB 6434) last night with an 86-12 vote (House), following a 44-2 vote out of the Senate. It defines Class 1, 2 and 3 e-bikes as bicycles with many of the same rights to the road, in particular bike path access for Class 1 and 2 e-bikes

NAHBS: Voting for People’s Choice Award closes tomorrow

HARTFORD, Ct. (BRAIN) — The North American Handmade Bicycle Show this year has opened up voting for the People’s Choice Award to everyone. Bike enthusiasts can vote for their favorite bike displayed at NAHBS online

Wheel & Sprocket, The Bike Lane join Beeline retailer program

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Beeline Bikes continues to grow its Retail Partner Program , expanding into Virginia by signing two-store dealer The Bike Lane and reaching a deal with prominent Midwest retailer Wheel & Sprocket to roll out mobile bike shops in the Chicago market. With eight stores total, Milwaukee-based Wheel & Sprocket opened its first Chicago-area location in Evanston, Illinois, in 2013, followed by a second store this year in Oak Park. Last week at Interbike, Wheel & Sprocket president and co-owner Noel Kegel told BRAIN that he saw Beeline as a way to expand the Trek retailer’s presence in the Chicago market without the larger financial outlay or territory considerations that come with opening new brick-and-mortar storefronts

Breakfast talk: How a bike trail put Indianapolis on the map

Indianapolis was named as one of 52 places you must visit in 2014 by The New York Times following the opening of its Cultural Trail, said keynote speaker Brian Payne. LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Brian Payne, CEO of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, began his keynote at the Industry Breakfast lamenting that Indianapolis wasn’t chosen as the venue for Interbike next year.

Q&A: Vegas retailer counts on bike community support in gubernatorial bid

Jared Fisher owns Las Vegas Cyclery, Moab Cyclery and touring company Escape Adventures. He’s vying for the Republican nomination in the Nevada governor’s race

PeopleForBikes arranges for Congress members to visit bike industry

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — In August during the Congressional recess, PeopleForBikes arranged for 19 meetings in 11 states between retailers and other members of the bike industry and Congress members and their staff.  The visits were part of the organization’s summer campaign designed to showcase the economic impact of bike businesses.

Specialized celebrates opening of four new ‘Innovation Centers’

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — This year Specialized will open four new facilities, in three countries, each devoted to innovation, the company said.