Has your company made any efforts to prepare for or prevent a ransomware attack?

Choices
Yes
No
Yes
83% (5 votes)
No
17% (1 vote)
Total votes: 6
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Bike Tour Operations Manager

Farm to Fork Fitness Adventures wants your help to make this season unique and awesome!
Our 2021 season features 18 destinations in the Northeastern, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeastern United States from May – October. Each of our Adventures highlight gorgeous rural areas, showcasing a variety of farms and locally sourced bites along the way. Our cyclists are a thoughtful group of Fit Foodies who appreciate your attention to detail as much as your passion for a healthy lifestyle.
As Bike Tour Operations Manager, you play a key role in our season and are responsible for the setup and oversight of our Guided Bike Tours. You will work closely with the Director of Operations to ensure the quality and consistency of our Adventures. Expect to work alongside senior staff at the first few Adventures while gaining brand fluency and production knowledge, then to earn independence as the season progresses. This position offers great opportunity for development, increased responsibility, and growth within the company as we continue to expand.
Job Description
The Bike Tour Operations Manager is responsible for the successful production of our Guided Bike Tour weekends. The ideal candidate will be responsible, detail-oriented, adaptable, and personable with strong leadership skills, a passion for fitness, and a desire to travel. Responsibilities include:
• Pre- and Post-Adventure coordination with Director of Operations to ensure clear understanding and consistently excellent execution of each weekend of Guided Bike Tours
• Overseeing the safety and success of each Guided Bike Tour, including:
o Leading venue build and tear down
o Collaboration with host personnel, partner farms, and catering as required
o Providing clear and encouraging leadership to the event production team
o Coordinating with all team members and local vendors throughout the Tour
o Ensuring a positive experience for each participant
o Responding to emergent issues as necessary in a professional and responsible manner
• Driving Farm to Fork Fitness Adventures vehicle and 16’ trailer to and from events
Qualifications
Ideal candidates will be self-motivated quick learners who possess:
• Prior bike tour and/or event production and organization experience
• Prior group leadership and coordination experience
• Excellent problem-solving skills
• Strong leadership and communication skills
• A dependable work ethic and the ability to work well independently or as part of a motivated team
• Ability to remain calm and focused under pressure
• Willingness to work 10-12+ hour days outside, in potentially adverse (weather-dependent) conditions
• Full range of movement including but not limited to lifting, standing for long periods, bending, reaching, and twisting. Regularly required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle or operate tablets, other objects, tools, or controls
• Ability to lift, push, pull, and/or move event production equipment and materials weighing up to 100 pounds
• At least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license without restrictions
• A personal practice for fitness and healthy lifestyle
The following skills or experience are a plus:
• Experience leading bike tours
• Experience with organized outdoor sports events
• Experienced bike mechanic and/or cyclist
• Experience driving and backing a trailer
Work schedule
This is a part-time position that will require significant weekend hours and travel time during the week. The Bike Tour Operations Manager is expected to be at most Adventures on the schedule and should be comfortable executing an event without direct senior staff oversight by mid-season. For details on event dates and locations check the up-to-date schedule on the website: www.FarmtoForkFitness.com/find-adventure. (Be sure to filter by “Guided Tour”!)
Compensation
Farm to Fork Fitness Adventures offers competitive wages and generous sponsor product bonuses. Travel and housing during event production are covered by Farm to Fork Fitness Adventures. The Bike Tour Operations Manager earns $175 per day as a base rate and can expect to receive a share of participant tips as well. All employees receive up to $1000 in sponsor product (i.e. nutrition wellness products, bicycle parts, unclaimed prizes) per season subject to availability and at the discretion of Farm to Fork Fitness Adventures.
About Farm to Fork Fitness Adventures
Based in Essex Junction, Vermont, Farm to Fork Fitness Adventures was formed in late 2013 and operates in the $1.4 billion domestic facility-free athletic event organization industry, producing and developing innovative sporting events. The mission of Farm to Fork Fitness Adventures is to whip up the perfect combinations of health, social good, community and fun into unique and awesome events. Our guiding company principles are:
• To promote physical activity in a fun and supportive environment
• To create achievable challenges for people of all ages and physical abilities
• To leave our event host communities better than we found them
• To use our events to do social good
Farm to Fork Fitness Adventures offers a rare opportunity to work in the athletic event production industry. We constantly interact with everyday athletes, community leaders, farmers, municipalities and international brand sponsors. Our participants are enthusiastic and achieving personal challenges. We inspire healthy lifestyles, promote farm fresh foods, preserve open space, and enrich communities, sharing it all in our innovative and inclusive events.

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Bafang looking for Sales Executive for eBike Systems

Bafang, one of the world's leading manufacturers of components for e-mobility and E-drive systems, has been developing components and complete systems for electric vehicles since 2003. Bafang is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange under code 603489.
Bafang serves all global trends in e-mobility, from pedelecs to e-scooters to bike sharing systems. More than 1,000 employees are employed at 7 countries and regions worldwide. The company headquarter and manufacturing center is located in Suzhou, which is 60kms far away from Shanghai, China. Bafang has Sales and Service offices in Netherlands, USA, Japan, Poland, Germany and Taiwan, China. Bafang has manufacturing center in Wroclaw (Poland), Tianjin and 2 sites in Suzhou. More about Bafang: www.bafang-e.com.

Working in Bafang means working in a fast growing, international company with an ambitious team. We work professionally to offer our customers optimal service.
In the course of further growth, we are searching for a Sales Executive in USA, who reports to the regional management.

Your duties include:
• Develop new business opportunities.
• Transmission of new customers with realizable projects to the sales department.
• Analyze requirements of potential customers and recommendations for suitable solutions.
• Market observation of the USA market and regular compilation of comprehensive analysis reports.
• Working closely with regional management.

Location: Monterey park, CA
Contact: Dr. Raymond Ding

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Thursday, May 13, 2021 to Sunday, June 13, 2021
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Location: 
Monterey Park, California
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Retailers, has your bike supply improved or gotten worse since last summer?

Choices
It's worse
It's about the same
It's better
It's worse
86% (6 votes)
It's about the same
14% (1 vote)
It's better
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 7
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Earth Day

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Retailers: Compare the first week of April 2021 to same period last year - is consumer interest in cycling at your business ...

Choices
Much higher
A bit higher
About the same
A bit lower
Much lower
Much higher
24% (4 votes)
A bit higher
18% (3 votes)
About the same
24% (4 votes)
A bit lower
18% (3 votes)
Much lower
18% (3 votes)
Total votes: 17
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CABDA East

Date: December 8, 2021 to December 9, 2021
Event Location: 
December 8-9, 2021 Meadowlands Convention Center, New Jersey
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Supply chain woes

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Retailers, do you train your employees on how to answer the store phone?

Choices
Yes
No
Yes
50% (3 votes)
No
50% (3 votes)
Total votes: 6
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Retailers, what would be the best time (for you) to schedule a vendor's staff tech webinar?

Choices
Weekday morning before opening
Weekday during business hours
Weekday after hours
Weekend
Other (please leave comment)
Weekday morning before opening
33% (1 vote)
Weekday during business hours
33% (1 vote)
Weekday after hours
33% (1 vote)
Weekend
0% (0 votes)
Other (please leave comment)
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 3
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Retailers, what is your primary strategy to deal with inventory shortages in 2021?

Choices
Shift to selling more used bikes
Shift to more service
Find new suppliers
Commit to current suppliers
Cut back on payroll and other variable expenses
All of the above
None of the above/not expecting problems
Shift to selling more used bikes
25% (1 vote)
Shift to more service
25% (1 vote)
Find new suppliers
0% (0 votes)
Commit to current suppliers
0% (0 votes)
Cut back on payroll and other variable expenses
25% (1 vote)
All of the above
25% (1 vote)
None of the above/not expecting problems
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 4
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Retailers, what do you consider your biggest challenge in 2021?

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Local competition
Online competition
Rising cost: rent
Rising costs: payroll and benefits
Lack of growth in bike market
Difficulty finding or keeping qualified employees
Difficulty getting or keeping desired product lines
Other
Getting inventory
Operating safely in a pandemic
Shrinking margins
Local competition
0% (0 votes)
Online competition
3% (1 vote)
Rising cost: rent
0% (0 votes)
Rising costs: payroll and benefits
3% (1 vote)
Lack of growth in bike market
0% (0 votes)
Difficulty finding or keeping qualified employees
10% (3 votes)
Difficulty getting or keeping desired product lines
3% (1 vote)
Other
0% (0 votes)
Getting inventory
72% (21 votes)
Operating safely in a pandemic
7% (2 votes)
Shrinking margins
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 29
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Egg nog

Choices
Vile
Delicious
Never tried it
Vile
27% (7 votes)
Delicious
65% (17 votes)
Never tried it
8% (2 votes)
Total votes: 26
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Pedego Electric Bikes is Hiring Nationwide

A fast-growing network of over 120 locally-owned Pedego stores is seeking technicians, managers, and sales associates. Fun lovers only!

Browse open positions here: https://www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/careers/

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Retailers, are you open for Black Friday?

Choices
Yes
No
Yes
64% (7 votes)
No
36% (4 votes)
Total votes: 11
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POM hires former Bike editors, will launch mountain bike title

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pocket Outdoor Media is expanding deeper into bicycle media and adding scale to its Active Pass membership by hiring five Bike magazine editors who were furloughed this fall. The crew will lead the effort to launch a new mountain bike title in 2021.

A360 Media announced in October that it would furlough Bike’s staff and immediately “pause” the magazine as well as several of its other outdoor media titles. 

Pocket will launch the new brand with a website in December; the first of four quarterly print issues will be published in the first quarter of 2021.

Pocket’s other bike-related brands include Bicycle Retailer & Industry News, VeloNews, VeloPress, VeloGear, Roll Massif and Triathlete

Mountain biking is one of the most common activities among readers of all POM media titles, which include ski, running, yoga, climbing and wellness brands, said Pocket’s CEO, Robin Thurston.

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Patent Watch: Two companies offer wireless shifter adapters as SRAM application touts similar technology

Editor’s note: A version of this article ran in the November issue of BRAIN. It has been updated with more information about the two brands that sell products with similar features as the SRAM patent.

By Alan Coté    

SRAM’s recent patent application for an “Electronic Cable Puller” points to the increased integration of e-bikes. But it also might lead to some conflict between SRAM and two U.S. companies that already offer products using technologies similar to what SRAM describes in the application.

With e-bikes surging in popularity both in the U.S. and globally, manufacturers have been considering what else a large-capacity e-bike battery could power in addition to propelling a bike. Headlights, taillights, and integrated computer displays are obvious accessories to draw juice from an e-bike battery. Magura has shown heated grips that use e-bike battery power, and Fox’s E-Live Valve uses the bike battery to control suspension.

But SRAM has its eyes on derailleurs. SRAM’s U.S. patent application for an “Electronic Cable Puller” was published on Sept 10, with Geoff Nichols as the sole inventor. It describes a wireless shifting system that’s centered around an electronic cable puller, which mounts to the frame. The cable puller is powered by an e-bike’s battery.

The X-Shifter at the 2019 Taipei Cycle show.
Archer's D1X cable puller mates with a wireless handlebar shifter.
Image from SRAM's application.
Archer's shifter.
X-Shifter's shifter.
Archer's shifter.
X-Shifter's shifter.
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Judge dismisses Nothstein’s defamation suit against USA Cycling

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (BRAIN) — A federal judge has dismissed a defamation suit that Olympic medalist Marty Nothstein had filed against USA Cycling.

Nothstein, a three-time world champion an Olympic medalist, sued after a report of a sexual misconduct investigation arose while he was running for a U.S. House seat in 2018. Nothstein, a Republican, lost the race in Pennsylvania's 7th District to Democrat Susan Wild. Wild was elected to a second term this month.

Nothstein had charged that USA Cycling damaged his reputation and invaded his privacy by placing him on a list of cyclists suspended for misconduct and then revealing the investigation to a local newspaper reporter.

Local police investigated the claims and found them to be “meritless” and closed the matter, which the Lehigh County District Attorney’s office announced before the election. Two alleged victims also told the Center for SafeSport that the misconduct never took place.

Judge Edward G. Smith closed Nothstein's case on Nov. 5, agreeing with USA Cycling that the governing body had complied with the Safe Sport Authorization Act. The SSAA, which President Donald Trump signed into law in February 2018, was passed in response to the USA Gymnastics sexual abuse scandal. It requires amateur sports organizations to report sexual abuse allegations to the newly formed Center for SafeSport and to take actions that include letting some members of its community know the identity of accused abusers.

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Peloton and some bike stocks trade down on vaccine news

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Major stock indexes soared Monday, apparently on Pfizer's announcement before markets opened in New York that its COVID-19 vaccine candidate was achieving 90% effectiveness in trials.  

However, some bike-related stocks that have been booming during the pandemic were trading down on the news. Peloton, Fox Factory, Dorel, GoPro, Vista Outdoor and Garmin — all of which have released strong quarterly earnings results as recently as Friday — were all trading down as of Monday noon Eastern time. Investors apparently were betting that recreational activities that have boomed during the pandemic would become less popular after a vaccine becomes available. Besides the bike-related stocks, Netflix's stock price took a hit Monday. 

At the same time, the stock prices for airlines, and companies in the cruise ship, commercial property, and concert promotion businesses were trading sharply up. 

Some resolution to the U.S. presidential race over the weekend, as news organizations called the win for Joe Biden Saturday, also contributed to generally higher stock prices. The S&P 500 was up 3% in early trading Monday. European and Asian stock market indexes were also up.

The Pfizer news came at 6:30 a.m. Eastern, after Asian stock exchanges had closed. So bike-related stocks traded on Asian exchanges, such as Shimano, Merida, and Giant, did not immediately show a response to the news.

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How much did business concerns affect your presidential vote?

Choices
Entirely
A lot
Some
A little bit
Not at all
My vote was counter to my business interests
Entirely
13% (1 vote)
A lot
25% (2 votes)
Some
0% (0 votes)
A little bit
0% (0 votes)
Not at all
50% (4 votes)
My vote was counter to my business interests
13% (1 vote)
Total votes: 8
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