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Posted April 7, 2015
PROVO, Utah (BRAIN) — The Utah Bike Summit is set to take place Friday at the Provo Library at Academy Square. Mountain biking legend Gary Fisher will be the keynote speaker at the daylong summit.
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Posted March 31, 2015

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Midnight Tuesday is the deadline for bike shops to apply to be considered for the 2015 America's Best Bike Shops awards, a program of the National Bicycle Dealers Association.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Awards
Posted March 25, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) —  PeopleForBikes and Yuba Bicycles have partnered to launch a limited edition Boda Boda cargo bike to raise money for bicycling infrastructure.

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Posted March 25, 2015

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized has formed a nonprofit arm to fund research and programs that show cycling's positive effect on children suffering from attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders.

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Posted March 24, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association informed its membership that it cannot endorse the recently released "Manifesto for Change" that Interbike drafted following its IBD Summit in January.

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Posted March 18, 2015
This year's ride to benefit PeopleForBikes will depart from Minneapolis.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Professional cyclist Tim Johnson is once again leading a long group road ride to benefit PeopleForBikes and increase awareness of bike advocacy efforts. 

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Posted March 16, 2015
Latz is editor of Bicycling Trade Australia.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Phil Latz, former owner of several major cycling magazines in Australia, is running for public office as part of a slate of challengers from the Australian Cyclists Party — the first political party in the world based on issues surrounding cycling, transportation, health and urban liva

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People / Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 12, 2015

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Media and cycling industry veteran Jasen Thorpe, has joined the board of directors of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association.

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Posted March 10, 2015
The federal Highway Trust Fund is a major focus.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — Hundreds of bicycling leaders from around the country are gathering in the nation's capital this week for the 15th annual National Bike Summit, produced by the League of American Bicyclists.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted March 5, 2015

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — New Belgium Brewing’s rolling summertime festival, Tour de Fat, will travel to 10 cities this year to raise money for local nonprofits and celebrate the two-wheel lifestyle.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted March 4, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes and the Alliance for Biking & Walking have published a new report exploring the topic of equity in national bike advocacy efforts. The report is titled “Building Equity. Race, Ethnicity, Class and Protected Bike Lanes: an Idea Book for Fairer Cities.”

Posted in Studies/Reports Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 2, 2015
Thirty-four percent of Americans 3 and older bicycled at least once in the past year, survey reports.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — A new study commissioned by PeopleForBikes has found that roughly one in three Americans rode a bike at least once in the past year — a significantly higher rate of participation than previous research from other sources has shown.

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Posted February 27, 2015

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Trips for Kids held its 17th annual "Meet the Mountain Bike Pioneers Bash" earlier this month at the soon-to-opened Marin Museum of Bicycling in Fairfax, Calif. The event raised $3,000 for TFK and the museum.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 10, 2015
PeopleForBikes organizes fifth fly-in on Capitol Hill

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) – The PeopleForBikes Coalition and several industry executives flew to Washington D.C. last week to meet with members of Congress to discuss the economic benefits of cycling. The visit marked the fifth executive fly-in since the program was launched.

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Posted January 28, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pro ‘cross racer Tim Johnson will once again lead the Ride on Chicago, a five-day fundraising ride benefiting PeopleForBikes. He will be joined by 25 riders, including journalists, athletes and business executives, and pedal from Minneapolis to Chicago from June 2-6.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted January 27, 2015

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Interscholastic Cycling Association honored 16 and organizations in 11 categories at its 2014 NICA Awards ceremony held Saturday at Clif Bar’s headquarters in the Bay Area. 

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Posted January 27, 2015
Fat Bike Summit founders Gary Sjoquist and Scott Fitzgerald

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (BRAIN) — Some 250 advocates, land managers, U.S. forest service representatives and industry suppliers and retailers attended the fourth annual Global Fat Bike Summit here at the Snow King Resort this past weekend.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted January 23, 2015
Jerry Stritzke at OR on Friday. Photo: Gary Newkirk.

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industry Women's Coalition (OIWC) received a $1.5 million grant Friday from REI to help boost the role of women in the outdoor and bicycle industry.

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Posted January 6, 2015

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Race announcer, event promoter and journalist Richard Fries is set to become the new executive director of the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition, also known as MassBike.

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

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — BikeRadar has donated more than $10,000 to World Bicycle Relief with editorial test products auctioned through The Pro's Closet, a Boulder-based eBay reseller.

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