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Transportation organization says bike share use was up 25% last year

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Riders took more than 35 million bike share trips last year — 25 percent more than in the year before, according to a new National Association of City Transportation Officials study. NACTO noted that last year, the San Francisco Bay Area relaunched its bike share program with 10 times the number of bikes it previously had; likewise, Honolulu launched a bike share system, Biki, that quickly became the eighth-most heavily used bike share system in the U.S. The number of bike share equipment providers operating in the U.S.

Bike Expo New York moves to new venue

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Less than a month before the event, Bike New York has announced that it will move Bike Expo New York to Pier 12 in Brooklyn. Due to unexpected maintenance, the nonprofit was unable to obtain a permit to hold the event at Basketball City, where the event has taken place for the last six years. The event is May 4-5

You can now subscribe to an e-bike or ’smart bike’

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — The Dutch e-bike brand VanMoof is launching a subscription program for its bikes, starting at $19 per month. The fee provides subscribers with unlimited exclusive access to their bike as long as they need it. The fee also covers maintenance and a theft recovery service

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

Industry wins landmark ruling overturning duties on cassettes

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — For duty purposes, bike cassettes are once again being treated just like freewheels — exempt from all duty requirements, thanks to a recent ruling by the U.S. Court of International Trade

Current pro Laurens ten Dam to edit Rodale’s new Bicycling magazine in the Netherlands

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Rodale Inc. has launched  Bicycling in the Netherlands in a partnership with WPG Media

Ride On for Red Nose Day wraps up, having raised $225,000 for charity

NEW YORK CITY (BRAIN) — The Ride On For Red Nose Day event wrapped up this week, with nearly 800 miles covered and $225,000 raised to help end childhood poverty.

Brompton releases limited edition NYC folding bike

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Brompton Bicycle has unveiled its New York City Edition bike, designed in collaboration with VESPERTINE NYC, a safety wear brand.

Brompton Bicycles runs video ad in Times Square

NEW YORK CITY (BRAIN) — Brompton Bicycle is running a 2-minute ad spot in Times Square. The campaign, the brand’s first outdoor ad in the U.S., is aimed at city residents and visitors. The U.K.-based brand opened an office in Brooklyn last year.  The 2-minute ad spot was made by The Insurrection, a New York City-based creative and research agency.  “It marks an exciting step for the company and is testament to the growing desirability and demand for Brompton bikes from Americans.

Brompton reduces bike prices in the US

NEW YORK CITY (BRAIN) — Brompton Bicycle has announced immediate retail price reductions for its folding bikes and related accessories, citing efficiency improvements at the brand’s new factory and the strength of the U.S. dollar. The base price for Brompton’s 2017 model year bikea has been reduced from $1,250 to $1,199.