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Posted May 4, 2014

POTOMAC, Md. (BRAIN) — Former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar is being remembered as perhaps cycling's greatest supporter in congressional history.

Oberstar died at his home in Maryland early Saturday. He was 79 and his family said the cause of death was unknown.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted May 1, 2014

MISSOULA, Mont. (BRAIN) — Adventure Cycling hopes to raise $125,000 this month for the U.S. Bicycle Route System, a plan to map and designate bike-friendly corridors across the country.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 1, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Suppliers interested in getting an 8 percent discount on Intebike booth space must be current members of the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association as of May 16, the organization is reminding.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Interbike
Posted April 29, 2014
Some events to put on your calendar.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — National Bike Month kicks off Thursday, May 1.

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Posted April 25, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — CycleFemme is working with bike share programs in New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area and Boulder, Colo., to provide bikes for participants in Gloabl Women's Cycling Day, May 11.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 24, 2014

DENVER (BRAIN) — Rudy Project is sponsoring FBI agent Edward Ignacio, who plans to compete in this year's Ironman World Championships — in full tactical gear, including a bullet-proof vest — to bring attention to a proposed law enforcement memorial in Hawaii.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Competition
Posted April 23, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Bruno Maier, currently president of Boulder-based car-rack manufacturer RockyMounts, has joined the board of directors of the Colorado Mountain Bike Association (COMBA), a chapter of the International Mountain Bicycling Association.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted April 22, 2014

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Rena Kyles of Green Bay, Wis., is the latest winner of Liv/giant's Avail Inspire Design Contest, held with the Young Survival Coalition.

YSC is a global organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. 

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Awards
Posted April 18, 2014
New Mexico distributor invites other suppliers and retailers to enact similar programs.

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — By asking retailers if they would like to "round-up" their payment to the next whole dollar, distributor BTI has raised $2,400 for the PeopleForBikes Foundation in the last year.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 17, 2014

BERKELY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shimano/Pearl Izumi has already pledged $20,000 in the campaign by the National Interscholastic Cycling Association to earn a $75,000 matching grant from a Dick's Sporting Goods program.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 16, 2014

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Commuters are slowly but steadily switching to walking or biking to get to work, and the more people who walk or bike, the safer they all are.

Posted in Studies/Reports Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 15, 2014

FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Marin Museum of Bicycling will build a Legacy Wall, with bricks marking the support of museum donors.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 9, 2014
Shannon Galpin with team members last year.

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Liv/giant has increased its support of Mountain2Mountain, a program that helped create the first-ever National Women's Cycling Team in Afghanistan. 

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Competition
Posted April 7, 2014

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Raleigh Bicycles is sponsoring the Trips for Kids North American program, and will donate 50 Talus 2.0 and Eva 2.0 mountain bikes to the program.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 31, 2014
Mike Van Abel speaks at the meeting.

MADRID (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association Europe welcomed 11 new nation members to its ranks on March 29 at the first official General Assembly since its creation in 2012. The General Assembly was the first order of business at IMBA Europe's third annual summit, which drew 52 participants from 18 countries to bring their distinct perspectives to bear on the future of mountain biking in Europe.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 20, 2014

TORONTO (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada has retired its BTAC brand and renamed itself the Canadian Independent Bicycle Retailers' Association, CIBRA.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 11, 2014
James and the Mosaic

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Custom framebuilder Mosaic Cycles will be auctioning a hardtail mountain bike to benefit The National Inclusion Project, a program that aims to reduce the barriers between children with disabilities and the world around them.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted March 10, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) – The PeopleForBikes Green Lane Project will conduct two-year programs to build protected bike lanes in six new U.S. cities: Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh and Seattle.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Green Lane Project
Posted March 5, 2014

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Tuesday that he won't tolerate an increase in bicyclist and pedestrian deaths.

Foxx said he had experience with bike transportation issues as the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., prior to becoming Transportation Secretary less than a year ago.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 5, 2014

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — As the National Bike Summit is underway in the nation's capital, the League of American Bicyclists is promoting a Twitter campaign in an effort to gain support in Congress.

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