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Planet Bike awards $24k in grants to 6 advocacy groups

Published April 2, 2018

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — The accessory brand Planet Bike has awarded $24,000 to six bicycle non-profit organizations. The company said the recipient organizations "are working to provide programs that attract people to cycling and infrastructure projects to move bicycling forward across the country."

"Planet Bike awards grants based on three focus areas: People, Places and Policy. The company's advocacy goals include:

  • People: Planet Bike supports programs that enable all members of the community to have access to the tools and resources to become lifelong cyclists.
  • Places: Planet Bike promotes the construction of safe, comfortable and convenient bicycle networks suitable for people ages 8 to 80 years old that connect to where people live, work, shop and play.
  • Policy: Planet Bike encourages local, state and federal governmental policies and budgets that support complete bicycle networks for all people."

The recent grants went to the League of American Bicyclists, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, Free Bikes 4 Kidz Madison, the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin, City of Chicago Bicycling Ambassadors, and Trips for Kids.

Topics associated with this article: Advocacy/Non-profits

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