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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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Posted November 24, 2015
Retailer hopes to exceed last year's donation of 30 Buffalo bikes.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jenson USA plans to repeat the World Bicycle Relief campaign it held last year after Thanksgiving.

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Posted November 16, 2015

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists announced 55 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Communities. Eighteen communities received their first BFC award, while 17 new communities received a Bronze designmation and one, Hennepin County, Minnesota, received its first Silver designation.

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Posted November 11, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) -- For the next two years, Scott Sports will support Ride 2 Recovery, a veterans program started in 2008 that promotes physical and mental rehabilitation through cycling. Aside from bikes, the company will support the program with sunglasses and helmets. 

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Posted October 30, 2015
New Belgium Brewing event series has raised more than $4 million in 16 years.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — New Belgium Brewing's Tour de Fat, a series of fun bike-and-beer events held around the country, raised nearly $650,000 for bike non-profits this year, bringing its total contribution over 16 years to more than $4 million.

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Posted October 20, 2015
Alex Doty with League board chair Karen Jenkins.

Doty, the executive director of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, will replace the League's longtime director Andy Clarke, who resigned in July.

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Posted October 14, 2015

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The city of Santa Monica’s Breeze Bike Share program has landed premium streaming television service Hulu LLC as the program’s sponsor, securing a five-year commitment. Hulu employs more than 500 workers in Santa Monica.

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