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Posted October 14, 2014

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — New Belgium Brewing’s Tour de Fat raised $625,716 for local nonprofits this year, which is up more than $84,000 from last year. The free event donates all proceeds from beer and merchandise sales and donations from parade participants to bike nonprofits.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted October 14, 2014

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Pronto Cycle Share, offering 500 bikes across 50 stations in Seattle, went live Oct. 13, providing residents and visitors a fleet of bikes to get around the Puget Sound.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 9, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Representatives from Advanced Sports International, Accell Group, Specialized, Continental Tires, the Outdoor Alliance and Bosch met with members of Congress and other Washington, D.C., power brokers during PeopleForBikes' fourth Executive Fly-In last week.

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Posted September 30, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Frank Hugelmeyer has resigned as president and CEO of the Outdoor Industry Association, effective Oct. 3, the organization's board announced Tuesday.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted September 23, 2014

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — GU Energy Labs and Strava are teaming up to raise at least $50,000 for the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF).

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Web/Internet
Posted September 23, 2014
The 210 riders in the Tour de Pink East Coast roll out on Day 2 of the three-day 245-mile ride. Photo by Jake’s Point of View.

NEW YORK, N.Y. (BRAIN) — The annual Young Survival Coalition Tour de Pink ride on the East Coast raised more than $550,000 for the global organization over the weekend. More than 200 cyclists took part in the three-day, 245-mile charity ride that raised funds and awareness for young women affected by breast cancer.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted September 19, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes’ Green Lane Project will offer representatives of all U.S. cities the opportunity next summer to tour the renowned cycling infrastructure of urban centers in Northern Europe and participate in intensive five-day workshops on how they can transform their streets back home.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Green Lane Project
Posted September 18, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — The annual fundraiser for the Wisconsin Bike Fed put on by Saris every year will move from the Saris factory to the Madison Children’s Museum this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted September 3, 2014

EMMAUS, Pa. — Bicycling Magazine published its biennial ranking of the 50 most cycling-friendly cities in the United States in its October issue, which hit newsstands Sept. 2. And New York City was named the Best Bike City by the magazine’s editors.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Media/Publishing
Posted August 25, 2014
IMBA co-founder Michael Kelley says his electric mountain bike has helped reconnect him to the MTB community at age 71.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Michael Kelley, one of the original founders of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) and now age 71, said the electric mountain bike he has been riding has renewed his interest in mountain biking.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted August 21, 2014

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — IMBA’S biennial World Summit kicks off Thursday in this Colorado Rocky Mountain resort with panels ranging from risk management to how best to manage volunteers.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted August 11, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Executives for PeopleForBikes have selected a researcher to survey U.S. rider participation including breakdowns of rides and rider types.

The survey is near completion and will be programmed and in the field by Aug. 25. A final report is slated for completion in October.

Posted in Studies/Reports Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted July 29, 2014
Distributor challenges industry to do the same.

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Highway Two, a California-based distributor, is pledging to donate 1 percent of its sales to the National Interscholastic Cycling Association.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Competition
Posted July 28, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes is expanding its support of IMBA, including becoming a top-level sponsor of the IMBA World Summit, to be held next month in Colorado.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted July 22, 2014

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — World Bicycle Relief donors have reached the limit of Trek Bicycle's match program this month.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted July 8, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — John Munhall of Giant Bicycle, Larry Pizzi of Currie Technologies and BRAIN publisher Megan Tompkins are the newest members of the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association's board of directors.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted July 7, 2014
North Boulder Park hosted thousands of spectators during the Coors Classic.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Be the first to donate $15,000 to the proposed U.S. Cycling Monument here and you could ride away with the bike that Bernard Hinault rode to victory in the 1985 Tour de France.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Competition
Posted July 3, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — When the Tour de France kicks off this weekend, the Trek Factory Racing Team will be promoting the U.S. bike advocacy group PeopleForBikes.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 25, 2014
National Bike Month initiative raises $160,000 for the U.S. Bicycle Route System.

MISSOULA, Mont. (BRAIN) — Adventure Cycling Association's fifth annual Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign raised more than $160,000 for the U.S.

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Posted June 19, 2014

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) – Industry executives and representatives from the PeopleForBikes Coalition met with members of Congress in the nation’s capital on Wednesday as part of PeopleForBikes’ ongoing effort to educate lawmakers on the economic benefits of bicycling.

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