Advocacy/Non-profits

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.

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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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Posted August 8, 2016

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — At Trek’s annual dealer event, held last week, the company pledged to donate a dollar from every Bontrager mountain bike tire sold to the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, and the company challenged retailers to match its contribution.

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Posted August 8, 2016

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Technologies International has donated $2,000 in proceeds from cycling events held this spring to benefit the Grand Unified Trail System, or GUTS plan.

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Posted August 3, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, has rebranded itself as Camber Outdoors.

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Posted August 1, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) – PeopleForBikes has announced its latest round of community grants. Two of the grants were done in conjunction with the International Mountain Bicycling Association.

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Posted July 19, 2016
Retailers and executives discuss the Marketplace Fairness Act with Congress.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The PeopleForBikes Coalition and the National Bicycle Dealers Association were joined by independent bicycle retailer representatives last week on the second PeopleForBikes Executive Fly-In in partnership with the NBDA.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Omnichannel & Consumer Direct Sales / Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted July 19, 2016

BERNE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Zwift, the online indoor riding platform, is working with the Team Dimension Data pro road cycling squad on a promotion intended to send 5,000 Buffalo Bikes to villages in South Africa.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted July 18, 2016

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Utah's Sens. Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch are supporting a bill that would allow local land managers to decide whether to allow and how to manage mountain biking in federally designated wilderness areas, something that some mountain bikers have been advocating. 

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Posted July 18, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Backcountry Lifeline is holding a raffle to raise money for its mission, which is to make mountain bike events safer. 

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Posted June 29, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes has announced a program designed to significantly increase cycling in areas of 10 American cities over the next three years.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Green Lane Project
Posted June 20, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — After a national search, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition's has chosen Brian Wiedenmeier as the organization's next executive director. Wiedenmeier has been the group's development director for the past two years.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted May 11, 2016

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) —The National Bicycle Dealers Association says it has reached out to the newly formed Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association to offer its support.

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Posted May 9, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Monday marks the first day of PeopleForBikes' National Protected Bike Lane Week. Protected bike lanes separate people on bikes from car and truck traffic with physical barriers such as planters or bollards.

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Posted March 30, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes' Ride on Atlanta — a 400 mile ride from here to Atlanta, Georgia — got going Wednesday morning with several NASCAR stars joining th efirst day's ride, a challenging 130-mile route to Charlotte, North Carolina.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 22, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes has hired Kyle Wagenschutz to serve as the organization's director of local innovation.

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Posted March 21, 2016

SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) — PinkBike.com is holding a raffle for a Trek Fuel EX9 to support the National Interscholastic Cycling Association.

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Posted March 17, 2016
Paraskevin on a Bianchi.

HAYWARD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bianchi is joining forces with U.S. Olympian Connie Paraskevin's Connie Cycling Foundation to get kids on bikes. As part of the program, Bianchi will supply its Pista track bikes for use in the program's training clinics.

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Posted March 15, 2016
Schools can apply for fall; application period ends April 16.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized’s nonprofit arm, the Specialized Foundation, is rolling out its cycling program to 10 additional schools throughout the U.S. this fall. The application period for schools is from March 15 to April 16.

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