Advocacy/Non-profits

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.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted March 1, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Camber Outdoors has elected three new board members, including Roger Gierhart, a vice president at Trek Bicycle Corp.

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Posted February 28, 2017

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Specialized Foundation has opened applications for its cycling program, Riding for Focus, for middle schools (grades 6-9) throughout the U.S. for the 2017-18 academic year. The application period is open now through March 24.

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Posted February 28, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Walton Family Foundation has renewed its commitment to PeopleForBikes for 2017. 

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Posted February 24, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Camber Outdoors has announced that Arc’teryx and Patagonia have become Peak Partners, a three-year contribution above both companies’ membership dues to Camber Outdoors, and will advance programs to support and accelerate women’s leadership and participation in the outdoors.

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Posted February 23, 2017

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The company’s support includes a combination of product allocation and financial backing, which will be used to enable neutral support at league races and provide NICA the resources to expand interscholastic cycling across the country.

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Posted February 16, 2017
A pump-up-a-tube-until-it-pops contest has also become a tradition.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — For the past nine years, cyclist and advocate Andy Lightle has celebrated his birthday in an unconventional fashion. Rather than throw a party or indulge in gifts for himself, Lightle decided in 2008 that he would raise money for someone in need instead.

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Posted February 14, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes is soliciting public opinions via a web survey to help identify bike friendly communities for its new PlacesForBikes program. The survey results will be combined with data from cities to produce the ranking.

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Posted February 8, 2017
Yeti's Chris Conroy named board chairman.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Retired racer Dave Wiens has quickly moved from the board chair of the International Mountain Bicycling Association to becoming its executive director. He replaces Mike Van Abel who resigned as executive director last summer.

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Posted February 8, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Camber Outdoors and the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association are offering scholarships to bring four people to the Bicycle Leadership Conference this April in Monterey, California. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Bicycle Leadership Conference
Posted February 6, 2017

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Interscholastic Cycling Association has added four new board members, done some organizational restructuring and added new staff to meet the needs of continued growth in high school mountain bike racing.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted January 20, 2017

BOULDER, Colo.  (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes' latest program, called PlacesForBikes, is intended to jumpstart the construction of bike-friendly infrastructure. The initiative includes a city rating system; expert "how-to" resources for communities and businesses; and an annual conference for city and business leaders.

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Posted January 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The California Bicycle Coalition is hosting a webinar on Wednesday on a new grant program that promises limited but symbolically important funding for electric bike share programs. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged Electric bike / Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 14, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The PeopleForBikes Coalition board of directors held their biannual meeting here on Wednesday and welcomed two new members while approving seven new recipients of the organization's Community Grant program.

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Posted November 9, 2016

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association's board of directors has elected Dave Wiens as its new chairman at the IMBA World Summit being held here this week. Previous board chairman Robert Winston served as chair for six years.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted October 20, 2016

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (BRAIN) — Rebecca Rusch, seven-time world champion and renowned “Queen of Pain,” will ride from CycloFest in Charlotte, North Carolina, to a Red Bull function in Nashville, Tennessee, to raise awareness about bike safety and PeopleForBikes.

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Posted October 19, 2016
Voters to pass or reject billions of dollars toward bike paths, programs.
Dealer Tour Atlanta riders along the city's BeltLine trail.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — While the final presidential debate before the November election is set to take place tonight, the industry should also be aware of 20 city and local county ballot measures that are up for votes and could greatly impact funding for bike paths and trails.

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Posted August 30, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — After 12 years at the helm, Mike Van Abel has resigned as the organization's executive director, effective Friday. The organization's board is working to select a permanent replacement for the position.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted August 12, 2016
The group is seeking a sponsor to provide free bike and cash award to the top volunteer and chapter.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association has come up with a new award to honor exceptional volunteers and their IMBA chapters. The new award is named for Scott "Superman Scud" Scudamore, a volunteer, activist and bike retail salesman from Virginia.

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Posted August 12, 2016

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike is organizing a volunteer service project to help build new singletrack trails just before its inaugural Fall CycloFest festival, which will be held in October at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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