Advocacy/Non-profits

Posted October 11, 2017

LAFAYETTE, Colo. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association announced Wednesday that Brandee Lepak, co-owner of Arizona's Global Bikes, has been elected as board chair by the NBDA Board of Directors during their annual meeting held at Interbike.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted September 29, 2017
The Vision Five Beer socks come with matching beer sleeves.

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Swiftwick is contributing a percentage of the proceeds from sales of its Vision product line to various non-profit initiatives, including a regional IMBA chapter.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted September 27, 2017

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — BikeFlights.com donated a total of $10,000 to four bike-related non-profits at the Interbike show. The money was raised through the company's Buck Up for Bikes program.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Interbike
Posted September 14, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Mechanics who attend the new three-day technical workshops being offered by the pro mechanics association this fall and winter can count on receiving education from seven brands, in addition to a session on e-bikes and several devoted to business development and profitability.

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Posted September 6, 2017

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Eastern Outdoor Reps Association and New England Sports Reps, two trade groups, are merging to become Eastern Active Sports Reps.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Sales Reps
Posted August 7, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The California Bicycle Coalition (CalBike) has announced the initial program for this year's California Bicycle Summit, set for Oct. 3-6 at the Sacramento Convention Center and surrounding venues.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted June 29, 2017

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) – John Burke began with a history lesson. Opening the inaugural PlacesForBikes conference in his hometown Wednesday night, Burke, the president of Trek, recalled the phone call he received 20 years ago from former Rep. Jim Oberstar of Minnesota.

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Posted June 28, 2017

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) —The PeopleForBikes Coalition board of directors held their biannual meeting here this week, where it approved eight new Community Grants for bike projects. 

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Posted June 20, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes today launched its latest consumer campaign, Bike Days of Summer, with the goal of motivating more ridership this summer. The promotion features four different days focused on inspirational reasons to get out and ride.

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Posted June 16, 2017

BOSTON (BRAIN) — The North American Bikeshare Association has hired its first executive director, Samantha Herr.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted June 2, 2017
Doppelt Fund grants are designed to fill financial gaps.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has awarded over $100,000 in grants through its Doppelt Family Trail Development Fund, which supports small, regional projects that are vital to trail systems but often fall through the cracks of traditional funding streams.

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Posted May 26, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) —  The application period for International Mountain Bicycling Association Ride Centers will open June 1 and run through July 31. The program gives IMBA Ride Center designations to communities showing a commitment to mountain bikers and places to ride.

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Posted May 25, 2017

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Consumer-direct brand Canyon USA has joined Camber Outdoors, an organization that works to elevate and accelerate women's leadership and participation in the outdoor industry.

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Posted May 3, 2017

DETROIT (BRAIN) —  Detroit’s new public bike share system, set to launch in late May, will be named MoGo, Detroit Bike Share — inspired by the city’s heritage as the Motor City and the home of the Motown sound.

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Posted April 18, 2017

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Canyon USA has joined industry organizations PeopleForBikes, the International Mountain Bicycling Association and the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association, the company announced Tuesday.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel / Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 12, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Showers Pass has reached a multi-year partnership with the International Mountain Bicycling Association and its Trail Solutions team.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 5, 2017

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Trips for Kids has formed a new nonprofit organization that will focus on supporting national growth and supporting its regional chapters. Previously, those duties were handled by the flagship TFK Marin office.

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Posted April 4, 2017

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Youth Cycling Alliance, which was formed last year following a meeting at Interbike, is working with UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business to map and assess existing youth cycling programs around the country.

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Posted March 24, 2017
A rider on Colorado's Monarch Crest. IMBA photo.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — After a year on hold, IMBA is relaunching its Model Trails program, which recognizes outstanding mountain bike trails and locations. Trails are awarded with Epic designations and gold, silver and bronze-level Ride Center designations.

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Posted March 6, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — The North American Handmade Bicycle Show will donate $1 from the sale of each admission ticket at next week's show to the Trips For Kids Initiative.

Since 1988, Trips For Kids has helped disadvantaged kids discover the joy of mountain biking.

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