IT IS OUR PROBLEM!

54 years ago, the American bicycle industry faced the specter of the federal government regulating bicycles as products sold to…

CONFRONTING SHRINKING SALES AFTER A PANDEMIC-DRIVEN BOOM

All the news and factual bits and pieces that float to the surface indicate the American bicycle business is in…

TURMOIL AND DOWNSIZING SEEN IN CYCLING AND OTHER SPORTS MEDIA PLATFORMS

The following is taken from The Outer Line, December 14, 2022. While the audience is primarily adult enthusiast cyclists, HPS…

CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS: E-BIKES, BATTERIES AND UL2849

On January 4, 2023 Human Powered Solutions will attend a virtual public meeting between the United States Consumer Product Safety…

COVID-19 IS TEARING THROUGH CHINA

There are several things going on relative to this headline, including the fact that COVID-19 and its variants are still…

THE BIG IF

I am writing this on the last day of 2022, a year that literally went from a supply chain nightmare…

CHANGING THE GAME

Half of adult e-bike riders (50.7 percent) started (39 percent) or returned (17.1 percent) to riding a bicycle during the…

LETTING GO OF CHINA

A November 24 article from The Economist reported that “Multinational firms are finding it hard to let go of China.”…

THE BRUTAL TRUTH ABOUT RESHORING

There has been a lot of chatter in the bicycle business of late about reshoring bicycle and e-bike manufacturing to…

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF BENTONVILLE

Last month I wrote about my planned trip to Bentonville, Arkansas, for the SHIFT’22 Conference October 18-20. The original plan…