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This week we are featuring retailers who received Interbike Retailer Innovation Awards at the show this month. Today we feature Level 9 Sports, which has four stores along Utah's Wasatch Front.

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MARINA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Daniel Emerson's heart sank when he saw that bike lights were exempt from the new tariffs that took effect today, while light components get slapped with the tariff. "Basically the U.S. government is providing a huge boost to our China-based competition. ... They are telling us very clearly we are not welcome in the U.S.," he told BRAIN on Monday.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Each time retailer Nick Ponsor looks out from his store’s new café, he sees a bike path that owes at least part of its existence to a bike tax his store and others here have been collecting since 1988.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Organizers of Eurobike are planning a bike show in Bangkok, Thailand, Oct. 3-5, 2019, they announced Monday.

SALEM, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Oregon Department of Revenue has collected $288,738 from bike retailers for the state's $15 bike tax, which went into effect Jan. 1. Oregon has the only state bike tax.

This week we are featuring retailers who received Interbike Retailer Innovation Awards at the show this month. Today we look at Aaron’s Bicycle Repair of White Center, Washington.

EMPORIA, Kan. (BRAIN) — Owner of the Dirty Kanza gravel race announced that the event has been purchased by Life Time, the fitness chain that also owns the Leadville 100 mountain bike race and the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival.

Pricier bikes, especially e-bikes, are driving the trend in wholesale shipments.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — While supplier's dollar business in bikes for the month of August was flat with August of last year at $120 million, bikes shipped to retailers were down 40,127 units, according to the latest figures from the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association.

DALLAS (BRAIN) — The Washington Post is reporting that a Dallas man died Sept. 1 due to injuries he sustained after crashing a Lime electric scooter.

Latest Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account figures show bike-related economic economic output totals about $3.4 billion annually.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The outdoor industry grew faster than the overall economy in 2016 and accounts for 2.2 percent of the GDP, according to updated stats from the Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account released by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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RENO, Nev. (BRAIN) — The second annual Interbike Innovation Awards were decided Thursday at Interbike. The Interbike Innovation Awards showcase excellence in product, retail, advocacy and exhibitor booths. Product-specific awards were distributed across the mountain, road, e-bike and triathlon categories.

ASOLO, Italy (BRAIN) — Selle Italia has hired business development firm Lucidity to help it expand in the U.S. market. The Italian saddle brand is opening a warehouse, and sales and marketing office in Carlsbad, California.

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In the latest Shift Up podcast, host Arleigh Greenwald takes her regular quarterly look at the State of the Industry. This time, she is joined by BRAIN's editor, Steve Frothingham.

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Cane Creek Cycling Components has announced the release of the eeWings All-Road – a new version of their titanium eeWings cranks designed to fit road, gravel and cyclocros