Advocacy/Non-profits

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.

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.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
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. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
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.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
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.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
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.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
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.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
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.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
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.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
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.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
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

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