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New York City to allow pedal-assist e-bikes, bans throttled bikes

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday announced that the city will allow use of pedal-assist e-bikes, but will continue to ban throttled e-bikes that are capable of speeds above 20 mph.  The state of New York does not regulate e-bikes, which remain technically illegal to use in the state, although legislation is pending in Albany. Last year de Blasio launched a campaign to crack down on e-bikes in the city, particularly throttled bikes used by delivery workers. But now he said he has instructed the city transportation department to begin the rule making process to allow pedal assist bikes

Calgary Cycle opens new location

CALGARY, Alberta (BRAIN) — Calgary Cycle, which claims to be the oldest bike shop in the city, has opened a new, 12,000-square-foot store for the 2018 season.

Interbike opens product submissions period for Innovation Awards

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Accell North America appoints John Short as CEO

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Accell North America has appointed W. John Short as its new CEO

Fox: Q4 sales up 9% overall; bike products up 7.5%

On earnings call, company notes it's “cautiously optimistic” about its bike sales in 2018 and that inventory levels at OEs and aftermarket sales channels are “comfortable.” SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory Holding Corp. reported Tuesday that overall sales increased 8.6 percent to $121.1 million in the final quarter of 2017

Colorado authorities launch homicide investigation after missing shop employee is found dead

Longtime friend at Interbike says Timothy Watkins was well-known and loved in the local bike community. LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The Sheriff’s Office in El Paso County, Colorado, has begun a homicide investigation after a longtime mountain bike trail advocate and retail mechanic was found dead Sunday. Timothy Watkins, 60, a mechanic at Old Town Bike Shop in Colorado Springs, had been missing since Sept

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.

Vista Outdoor’s sales down 6.5% organically in its outdoor products division

FARMINGTON, Utah (BRAIN) — Vista Outdoor’s sales in its Outdoor Products division — which includes Bell, Giro, CamelBak and Bollé sales — were down 6.5 percent organically in the first quarter. Only the addition of sales from newly acquired Camp Chef drove the division’s non-organic sales up to $290 million in the quarter, 0.9 percent up from the same quarter last year. The company said the organic sales decline was driven by sales decreases across most of its brands

Vista Outdoor’s sales down 6.5% organically in its outdoor products division

FARMINGTON, Utah (BRAIN) — Vista Outdoor’s sales in its Outdoor Products division — which includes Bell, Giro, CamelBak and Bollé sales — were down 6.5 percent organically in the first quarter.

Accell Group: Sales in North America down in first half

HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group reported that sales through the specialty channel in North America during the first half of the year were down. It also saw sales impacted by the closure of multi-sport retail chains. Sales through other channels, including online, are growing but it wasn’t enough to offset the decline in sales to multi-sport retail chains, the company said