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Posted November 19, 2013

FULLERTON, CA (BRAIN) — The 10th annual Tour de Tryptophan returns to Fullerton, California, the day after Thanksgiving.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 7, 2013

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association has joined with six other organizations to launch Advocates for Independent Business, a coalition of trade associations and other groups dedicated to ensuring that locally owned, independent businesses succeed and thrive.

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Posted October 31, 2013
Much of the money was raised at an Oct. 19 event. BRAIN photo.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Cyclists along Colorado's Front Range raised $120,000 for the town of Jamestown, which was flooded and left isolated by last month's floods. Jamestown, which has fewer than 300 residents, is a popular destination and rest stop for road cyclists in the region.

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Posted October 30, 2013
An attendee in her Hollywood glam costume checks out one of the many silent auction items.

MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — Saris Cycling Group’s 10th annual gala last Friday attracted a crowd of more than 750 attendees and raised $109,000 for cycling in Wisconsin.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 23, 2013
New retail POP kit

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — More than 715 retailers have signed on to PeopleForBikes’ new retailer membership program, the national advocacy group said Wednesday. PeopleForBikes launched the program at the Interbike trade show last month.

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Posted October 21, 2013

TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN) — Following the Minnesota High School Cycling League's successful middle school pilot launch this fall, the SoCal High School Cycling League will launch its own middle school pilot program for the spring 2014 season.

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Posted October 21, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes announced that its Green Lane Project has begun accepting applications from U.S. cities hoping to be among the next six selected to lead the way in building protected bike lanes.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Green Lane Project
Posted October 18, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—The idea to start a women’s mountain biking group in southern California was sparked over happy hour conversation. Good friends and avid mountain bikers Wendy Engelberg and Kim Cofield saw a need for a place for women to meet other lady cyclists.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted October 15, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association joined other outdoor nonprofit advocacy groups and clubs in voicing its concern about the impact the federal shutdown is having on public land access. 

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Posted October 15, 2013

CORVALLIS, OR — E-bike brand Currie Technologies is working with Oregon retailer Bike N’ Hike and a state non-profit organization to make e-bikes available for Kaiser Permanente employees.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 11, 2013

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Gates, which has increasingly been targeting the electric bike market with its Gates Carbon Drive, has joined the Light Electric Vehicle Association, the international trade association for electric bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 9, 2013

SACRAMENTO, CA (BRAIN) — Advocates are prepping for next month’s California Bike Summit, which will be held in Oakland Nov. 7-10. 

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Posted October 4, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products is co-sponsoring the third annual Global Fat Bike Summit in Ogden, Utah, next January.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted October 2, 2013

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — When CamelBak began a search to hire a female engineer, it took three years to find the right person. But that’s the level of commitment that’s needed to bring more gender diversity to the outdoor industry, said Sally McCoy, president and CEO of CamelBak.

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Posted October 2, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — According to organizers, the second annual National Bike Challenge, which encourages Americans to ride for transportation, recreation and fitness, saw a 50 percent increase in miles ridden in its second year. 

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Posted September 30, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes on Monday announced $82,250 in grants to be distributed among 10 bicycling projects in the U.S.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted September 25, 2013

COSTA MESA, CA – James Moore is the newly-elected president of the National Bicycle Dealers Association, elected by dealer members via online balloting.

Moore is owner of Moore's Bicycle Shop in Hattiesburg, Miss. He will serve a two-year term ending in September, 2015.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted September 23, 2013
Change in bike commuting by state. Data is below.

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — Bike commuting grew about 10 percent from 2011 to 2012, according to U.S. Census Burea data released this week.

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Posted September 17, 2013
National nonprofit boosts local and state support.
Blumenthal spoke at the Interbike Industry Breakfast Wednesday

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Bikes Belong is rebranding as PeopleForBikes to bring clarity and simplicity to the organization. The Bikes Belong Coalition and Bikes Belong Foundation will be renamed the PeopleForBikes Coalition and the PeopleForBikes Foundation.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Interbike
Posted September 16, 2013
The Calfee

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — If you're lucky you can test ride a "dream bike" at Interbike's Outdoor Demo Monday or Tuesday. If you are extra lucky you might win one of the bikes in a raffle run by Easton.

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