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Posted March 14, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Registration has opened for the Better Bike Share Conference in Philadelphia, which will bring together city leaders, businesses, advocates, neighborhood leaders and social justice groups to discuss making bike share more accessible to underserved communities.

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Posted March 8, 2016
Johnson will join the group on the first day of its 400-mile jaunt.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes' annual awareness and fundraising bicycle tour — which in the past has ridden from Boston to Washington, D.C. and from Kansas City to Chicago — this year will go from Asheville, North Carolina, to Atlanta.

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Posted March 2, 2016
UPDATE: Retailer also joins Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (BRAIN) — Performance Bicycle is expanding to South Carolina with the opening of its first store in the state at the Gallery Shopping Center in Greenville. Set to open in late spring or early summer, the new location will increase Performance's national network to 106 stores.

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Posted March 2, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Membership at the International Mountain Bicycling Association hit a record high of almost 42,000 in February, up 15 percent from a year earlier. With the exception of June 2015, IMBA has had 31 consecutive months of record membership, the association reported.

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Posted March 2, 2016
Biking and walking on the rise in large cities, the nonprofit says.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — The Alliance for Biking & Walking released its biennial report on Bicycling and Walking in the U.S. Wednesday. The 198-page report compiles data from all 50 states, the 50 most-populous U.S. cities and 18 additional cities.

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Posted February 24, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — The QBP Fund — Quality Bicycle Products’ $1 million charitable trust benefiting bicycle advocacy, projects and organizations — has earmarked $50,000 for programs in Nevada and other states where QBP has operations.

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Posted February 22, 2016
20Collective says a 'Got Milk" for cycling could boost participation — and sales at all levels of the industry.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A group of retailers dubbed the 20Collective has launched an initiative to grow cycling participation by establishing an industry-funded “Got Milk”-style marketing campaign for cycling targeted at the general public.

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Posted February 19, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The California Bicycle Coalition is seeking $10 million in state funding for what would be a groundbreaking program: giving consumers rebates for buying bikes.

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Posted February 18, 2016
Registration also open for Ogden Fat Bike Summit to be held next week.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) —  Quality Bicycle Products has announced that its Northeast Fat Bike Summit will be held March 4 as part of the Winterbike event in East Burke, Vermont. 

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Posted February 18, 2016
But advocacy group reaffirms that it will not support amending the Wilderness Act as a means for expanding mountain bike access.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association will pursue “a more assertive stance” on the designation of public lands as federally protected Wilderness areas that don’t allow bikes, it announced Thursday, but will not back any effort to amend the Wilderness Act of 1964 to expand trail access, as proposed by fellow advocacy group the Sustainable Trails Coalition.

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Posted February 12, 2016

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — When Andy Lightle's wife asked him what he wanted for his birthday eight years ago, he couldn't think of anything he really needed.

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Posted February 11, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association is developing a mobile app for its volunteers and volunteer coordinators, working with unself, a company that develops similar apps for a variety of community organizations.

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Posted January 25, 2016

BOSTON (BRAIN) — On March 1 the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition will move to a shared work space in Boston, and the organization is inviting other related organizations to set up there, as well. 

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Posted January 22, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool is announcing the winners of its Community Tool Grant Program, which provides community non-profits with more than $1,400 worth of Park Tool products, including a repair stand, tools and Park's bicycle repair book.

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Posted January 15, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes has announced the recipients of its most recent cycle of Community Grants, with eight awards totaling $51,750.

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Posted January 7, 2016

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.), co-chairs of the Congressional Bike Caucus, introduced the Bikeshare Transit Act on Thursday. The legislation would provide local communities additional flexibility to use federal funds for bike share programs.

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Posted December 14, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes led another "fly-in" lobbying trip to Washington last week. Members of the board of the North America Bikeshare Association met with lawmakers to discuss the transportation bill and federal policies that affect bike sharing systems across the country.

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Posted December 11, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — The latest list of bike-friendly businesses from the League of American Bicyclists includes companies across 49 states and the District of Columbia.

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Posted December 9, 2015

SEATTLE, Wash. (BRAIN) — The boards of directors of the Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes approved the merger of the two organizations. The merger will create the nation’s largest statewide bicycle nonprofit, the groups said in a press release.

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Posted December 7, 2015

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bell Helmets has named six female mountain bike ambassadors for its new Joy Ride grass-roots women’s program. The Joy Ride ambassadors will work to inspire and enable female mountain bikers with structured fun and social rides for all skill levels in a non-racing environment.

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