Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

E-bike sales set to boom: “We believe a lot of this momentum will remain,” experts say of the recent traction in e-bike sales. [Bicycle Retailer]

Outdoor tech company gets big funding: Arrive Outdoors, a gear rental platform for outdoor adventures, has raised $4.75 million. [TechCrunch]

How congress can help the outdoor economy: The SOAR Act, now being considered for passage into law, would simplify permitting for outdoor activities on federal lands. [The Durango Herald]

Tick bite or Covid? Be careful. Experts say the symptoms are similar. [GearJunkie]

Consumers eager to travel again: A new survey indicates a bright future for adventure travel. Sixty-nine percent of people surveyed say they’ll travel again as soon as the pandemic is over. Seventy-two percent say their travel budget will remain the same or increase. [Flywire]

Calling out racism: How one climber, Melissa Utomo, is speaking out. [Crosscut]

First Look: Check out the new GCI Outdoor Kickback Rocker Camp Chair in our upcoming First Look video with SNEWS editor-in-chief Kristin Hostetter.

A conversation about DEI: SIA is hosting a town hall tomorrow about the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in business practices.

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