Restrap produces bags for Wald bike baskets, launches new Rando bags

MAYSVILLE, Ky. (BRAIN) — British bag maker Restrap has  signed a manufacturing and distribution agreement with Wald Sports to produce a collection of Basket Bags specifically made for Wald bike baskets. The company also has launched a new front bag, the Rando.

Speak Up For A Safer Beacon Street On Monday!

From the email:

page2image2536.jpegNow is the time to speak up for a safer Beacon Street!

On Monday, October 2nd, the City of Boston is holding a “drop-in” meeting to share an update on the Beacon Street redesign project, a Vision Zero corridor project.

The City has incorporated feedback from the public meeting in June into an updated design, and will have team members on hand to answer questions.

Vision Zero Beacon Street Redesign Public Meeting
Monday, October 2, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
@ the Boston Public Library, lower lobby in front of Rabb Hall
700 Boylston Street, Boston

You can do a few things to help out:

  1. Share this email with your community and encourage your family, friends, and neighbors to join you on Monday.
  2. Spread the word via social media before and during the meeting using #visionzero and #crashnotaccident. 
  3. Speak up at the meeting. Tell the city about your personal experiences and the improvements you’d like to see on Beacon Street.

Here are a few suggested talking points:

  • Thank you for your commitment to Vision Zero and making Beacon Street safer for everyone!
  • Please keep the bike lane separated uninterrupted to the intersection at Mass Ave, rather than having a mixing zone.
  • Thank you for doing a road diet in order to create a safer street with shorter crossings for pedestrians and dedicated space for bicycling.
  • Thank you for improving pedestrian signal timing by making more crossings concurrent with a Leading Pedestrian Interval. Please do so with ALL pedestrian crossings in the project area, ensuring that the WALK signal lasts the full length of the concurrent green, along with making all pedestrian signals automatic 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Thank you for adding ‘No Turn on Red’ signs. Please add them at ALL intersections.
  • Please extend the bike lane further eastbound to the Fiedler Footbridge and to Arlington St as part of this project rather than in the future.

Beacon Street has been the site of several serious crashes in the past few years, and this project is an important step in bringing the number of fatalities on our streets to zero.

We know that improving Beacon Street will save lives. We hope to see you on October 2nd!

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Top pro road team to race 3T’s Strada, with single chainring, disc brakes and wide tires, next season

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — At least one team will ride a single-chainring, disc brake road bike in some of the world’s biggest races next season. The Aqua Blue Sport team, an Irish-based Pro Continental squad, will race the 3T Strada bike in 2018. The team, which is gunning for a Tour de France wild card invite and WorldTour status in the coming seasons, includes American pro road champion Larry Warbasse.

Interbike calls on mechanics to participate in contest

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike is calling on all mechanics to sign up for its Mechanics Challenge, now in its second year

Continental shows 48V mid-drive motor and gearbox unit at Eurobike

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Continental hopes to jump ahead of its mid-drive competitors Bosch and Brose, with the launch of its 48V system that combines a gearbox and electric motor into a package not much larger than current motor-only mid-drive systems.  Continental is best known in North America for its car and bicycle tires, its rubber business is a small part of the company’s mostly electrical automotive systems business and other technologies it develops for various industries.

Eurobike Award winners honored for product innovation

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Eurobike received more than 458 applications from brands for this year’s Eurobike Awards. A panel of six judges honored 43 winning products, and 11 companies took home Gold Awards during a ceremony held at the Messe Friedrichshafen on Wednesday evening. “We are delighted by the large number of entrants in the Eurobike Awards and the high level of innovation displayed among them,” said Stefan Riesinger, the head of Eurobike

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Eurobike Award winners honored for product innovation

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Eurobike received more than 458 applications from brands for this year’s Eurobike Awards. A panel of six judges honored 43 winning products, and 11 companies took home Gold Awards during a ceremony held at the Messe Friedrichshafen on Wednesday evening

Your Hard Work Paid Off!

from the email:



We emailed, we called, we showed up – and we won! Due to the tremendous support for protected bicycle lanes over the past 3 weeks–in emails, calls, and in-person testimonies–on Monday, August 7, the City Council decided to remove the original language of the proposed order #191 O-14 which would have halted further progress on the roll-out of bicycle lanes. Your involvement made a big difference, so thank you.

Because of the over 300 emails and 2 hours of public testimony, the order was modified to call for increased communication by the City during the roll-out of projects without a halt in implementation. We have heard from several people in the public sector that this change would not have been possible without our steadfast, collective vocal advocacy for safer streets.

What’s next? There are two events this week as well as various projects across the city. We’ll list the projects at the end of the email.

Cambridge Street Inaugural Bike Ride

This will be the longest stretch of protection on a major Cambridge artery, and a crucial step towards a network of protected infrastructure for all ages and abilities. So, let’s ride!

Meet neighbors and join in an inaugural bike ride, a local business raffle kick-off, some snacks and music! Share your thoughts on what streets should be prioritized next!

Note: City councilors and new candidates will be there. This is a chance to meet some of them in advance of this fall’s election. Let’s show them how much support there is for safe infrastructure!

WHENSaturday, Aug 26 2-4pm. First ride kickoff at 2:30pm, other groups as more people arrive!

WHERE: Plaza in front of Fitzgerald Theater at CRLS (between Irving & Trowbridge Streets on Cambridge St)

RSVP & share

North Cambridge

The final meeting for the bicycle lanes on North Mass Ave is next Monday, August 28. Given recent scrutiny due to Brattle Street, it is crucial to show up and ensure that the project goes through. As we wrote in our letter to the city, while these lanes are not protected, they will be a huge improvement over the status quo. We also made suggestions to improve their design and your continued outreach to both the community and the City will support the City to implement safer solutions for this section of busy Mass Ave.

These lanes could go in as early as this fall if there’s enough public support.

WHENMonday, August 28, 6:00 – 8:00pm

WHERE: Trolley Square Apartments Community Room, 8 Cameron Ave

RSVP & share

Phillip Lucas transitions to part-time work with Velocomp, returns to Europe

NEW YORK CITY (BRAIN) — Phillip Lucas is transitioning to part-time consulting work with Velocomp, where he has worked for the past year. Lucas is returning to Europe to live closer to his family and work via his Netherlands-based consulting firm, Upshift Sports Consulting. Lucas said he will spend the fall trade shows welcoming and to responding to inquiries from new clients

Mechanics Challenge returns to Interbike with a few changes