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Posted September 1, 2015

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Raleigh USA is providing a fleet of bikes to Trips for Kids International for the second year in a row.

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Posted August 20, 2015

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) —  Todd Grant will join the National Bicycle Dealers Association as its new executive director on Sept. 1. 

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Posted August 19, 2015
Updated with information on memorial services.

FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — Deb Hubsmith, the longtime leader of the Safe Routes to School movement in the U.S., passed away Tuesday after a nearly two-year battle with acute myeloid leukemia. She was 46. 

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Posted August 17, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products and Kinetic have teamed with the International Mountain Bicycling Association to create the Big Dig Trail Challenge, an initiative that encourages bike industry employees to volunteer hours building and maintaining their local mountain bike trails.

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Posted July 27, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes has launched a new campaign intended to inspire riders to try riding dirt roads and paths as a way to escape traffic and make the riding experience more enjoyable.

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Posted July 21, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Green Lane Project is asking city transportation staffers and consultants to complete a survey on how protected bike lands are working out.

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Posted July 20, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) —  The Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition has created a People and Culture Department, designed to drive creativity and business sustainability in member companies through happier, more diverse, and inclusive workplaces.

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Posted July 8, 2015

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Crankbrothers is launching a new charitable program that will work with 25 of the brand's sponsored athletes to support various bike-related causes worldwide.

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Posted July 1, 2015
Amy Roberts is a former OIA vice president who is currently at Mountain Equipment Co-op.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industry Association has hired Amy Roberts as its new executive director.

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Posted June 24, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes has announced its community grants for spring 2015, ranging from $800 to $10,000 and supporting infrastructure and advocacy initiatives in seven communities across the country.

Grant recipients this round include:

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Posted June 17, 2015

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association's longtime executive director Fred Clements will be stepping down in the next few months to take a project director's role within the organization. The organization announced it has begun a search for a new executive director.

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Posted June 11, 2015

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., (BRAIN) — Performance Bicycle raised $13,448 for PeopleForBikes during May, National Bike Month. The total is a mix of donations directly from customers and Performance Bicycle matching funds.

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Posted June 9, 2015

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Appalachian Mountain Bike Club of Knoxville, Tenn., garnered the most votes — more than 26,000 —and is the recipient of the full $100,000 Bell Built grant to build its gravity trail at the Urban Wilderness Trail Park.

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Posted June 3, 2015

NANTES, France (BRAIN) — Some 1,500 delegates from more than 160 countries are gathered in Nantes, France, this week to discuss the future of cycling.

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Posted June 1, 2015
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — This round of grants is the first in $900,000 of funding PeopleForBikes will administer over three years as part of the Better Bike Share Partnership.
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Posted May 28, 2015

LEADVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — In this community that bills itself as the highest city in America every high school graduate receives a $1,000 scholarship courtesy of the endurance mountain bike and trail running events held there, including the Leadville 100 mountain bike race.

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Posted May 27, 2015

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jenson USA is kicking off its annual bike donation program on Thursday with a group employee bike commute and breakfast.

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Posted May 27, 2015

FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Marin Museum of Bicycling will open to the public on Saturday, June 6, with a grand opening celebration from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in front of the museum, located at 1966 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in downtown Fairfax. 

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Posted May 20, 2015

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists has published a 28-page report on how bike shops can better welcome women customers.

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Posted May 20, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes is providing $32,000 to the National Interscholastic Cycling Association this year, through two separate funds.

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