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BRAIN Dealer Tour tastes Kansas’ gravel on its final day

LAWRENCE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Forty-six miles of riding — a good dusty chunk of it on gravel roads — brought the BRAIN Dealer Tour crew to visit two shops Thursday. One store was less than two months old in a tiny town that happens to be along a popular cycling route.

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.

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

North Carolina’s Motion Makers Bicycle Shop to open third store in May

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Retailer Kent Cranford has announced plans to open a third Motion Makers Bicycle Shop later this spring.

Specialized works with 4iiii on new Power Crank power meters

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle Components worked with Canada’s 4iiii Innovations to develop the power meter technology used in its new line of Power Crank power meters, which was released to the public on Wednesday. Specialized developed and tested the new power meters with its own Human Performance Lab at the Specialized Win Tunnel and the Locomotion Laboratory at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Eight programs receive grants for equitable bike share and related research

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Better Bike Share Partnership has awarded more than $410,000 in grants to help increase access to bike share in communities of color, and to fund research related to bike share and equity

New Interbike podcast touches on e-bike research, retail growth, battery changes

Bicycle Retailer's Doug McClellan joins retailer Jim Strang and Raleigh Electric's Rob Kaplan participate in the latest podcast. LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — A new survey of 1,800 e-bike owners done by Portland State University and the University of Tennessee found that that most e-bike owners are very satisfied and really like their e-bikes (96 percent), because they are “fun” and “exciting” to ride

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

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

Gates hires Justin Hawkins as market specialist in Carbon Drive division

DENVER (BRAIN) — Gates Corporation has hired Justin Hawkins, a former product testing manager and account executive at Pearl Izumi, as a market specialist in the Gates Carbon Drive bicycle division.