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Posted January 27, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) Jan 27, 09:56 MT— The League of American Bicyclists and America Bikes sent a call to action to members Friday requesting that they ask their representatives to help preserve funding for biking and walking.

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Posted January 24, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C.

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Posted January 23, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) Jan 24 —White Road Investments has gained a minority interest in Public Bikes, marking the second industry deal for Clif Bar founder Gary Erickson’s small venture capital fund.

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Posted December 14, 2011

WENATCHEE, WA (BRAIN)—The U.S.

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Posted December 13, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC (BRAIN)—Blue Ridge Parkway superintendent Phil Francis told Bicycle Retailer on Tuesday that the Parkway’s managers have never considered banning bikes from the road. He said that a draft management plan, which the public can comment upon until this Friday, has been mischaracterized.

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Posted December 12, 2011

Blue Ridge Parkway in Avery County, NC. Photo: Ken Thomas, Wikimedia Commonsk

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Posted December 7, 2011

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Ryders Eyewear has partnered with Wounded Warrior Project this holiday season, donating 5,000 pairs of sunglasses to veterans injured in military service.

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Posted November 21, 2011

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—IMBA has appointed three new members to its board of directors, filling spots left vacant by longtime directors Hill Abell, Chris Kegel and Jay Franklin, all of whom stepped down due to term limits.

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Posted November 21, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Through Dec. 15, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is taking to the streets to help cyclists ride more safely at night.

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Posted November 18, 2011

CHICAGO (BRAIN)—SRAM’s online auction for its pART Project went live last night as a fundraiser for World Bicycle Relief. Bidding started for sculptures made by artists from reclaimed bike parts such as chainrings, forks, bottom brackets, headsets and shifters and other materials like papier-maché, wood and steel.

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Posted November 16, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong awarded $62,500 in grants to fund five projects and two research studies as part of its fall grant cycle.

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Posted November 15, 2011

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—The eighth annual Saris Gala, held Saturday, Nov. 12, raised almost $100,000 for the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin.

“In an economy like this, that shows a lot of support for the Bicycle Federation,” noted Saris Cycling Group advocacy director Heather Fortune.

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Posted November 12, 2011

BURBANK AND SANTA MONICA, CA (BRAIN)—Santa Monica’s first full-service Bike Center is set to open this week while the city of Burbank is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony and ride with the mayor to its new Burbank BikeStop today.

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Posted November 6, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong and the SRAM Cycling Fund are teaming up on a new campaign to fast-track the installation of safe bike facilities in U.S. cities.

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Posted November 1, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN)—A proposal to re-allocate money from the federal Transportation Enhancements program to fund bridge repairs was defeated in the Senate with a vote of 60-38 yesterday.

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Posted October 30, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Fresh off a victory against a U.S. lawmaker’s attempt to remove federal funding for bicycle infrastructure projects from the federal Transportation Enhancements program, the industry is mobilizing anew against an amendment proposed by Sen.

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Posted October 26, 2011

PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN)—CamelBak and Water.org are teaming up for a second consecutive year to share a simple and powerful way to help some of the 884 million people who lack access to safe water.

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Posted October 26, 2011

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids National has added two new chapters, formed by the Desert Recreation District (DRD) (Indio, CA) and the Buellton Park and Recreation Department (Buellton, CA.)

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Posted October 19, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Tern Bicycles is showing support for the California Bike Summit and the relaunch of the California Bike Coalition.

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Posted October 7, 2011

MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—Adventure Cycling Association, North America's largest cycling membership organization, has announced the receipt of four new grants totaling $100,000 to support its efforts to create what will be the world's largest official bicycle network: the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS).

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