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Posted September 6, 2012

CRESTED BUTTE, CO (BRAIN) — Gary Sjoquist, the director of QBP's advocacy program, has been elected to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, which is in Crested Butte. He will be officially inducted into the Hall at a ceremony during the Interbike show in Las Vegas later this month.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Awards / Interbike
Posted August 31, 2012

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Business and advocacy leaders gathered at the first Advocacy Summit held at Eurobike Thursday to discuss how to unlock 6 billion euros of government funding for new cycling infrastructure to stimulate bicycle sales in a stagnant market.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Eurobike
Posted August 28, 2012


BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The Taiwan Bicycle Exporters Association has committed to another three-year, $150,000 investment in the Bikes Belong Foundation. This will bring TBEA's total contribution to $300,000 by 2015.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted August 17, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Colorado's highest court will hear arguments in November on a case involving a mountain town's ordinance banning bikes from a once-popular cycling route.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted August 16, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Thursday August 16 2012 2:22 PM MT—The three largest U.S. bike advocacy groups have called off a proposed merger, saying it was just too difficult to meld together Bikes Belong, The League of American Bicyclists and the Alliance for Biking & Walking.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted August 10, 2012

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) Friday August 10 2012 4:21 PM MT—As of Thursday, the National Bike Challenge, a nationwide initiative to inspire Americans to ride, has engaged nearly 30,000 bicyclists and has surpassed its goal of logging 10 million miles.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted August 8, 2012

KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN)The winner of an auction of the Specialized bike used by Rebecca Rusch to win the 2011 Leadville Trail 100 is not planning to ride the bike.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Competition
Posted July 6, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) Friday July 6 2012 1:07 PM MT—The National Park Service has updated its regulations around bike access in its parks nationwide. The new rule streamlines the process of trail expansion.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted July 6, 2012

LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN) Friday July 6 2012 9:39 AM MT—The National Women’s Bicycling Summit, hosted by the League of American Bicyclists and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, will be held Sept. 13 in Long Beach, California.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted July 5, 2012

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) Thursday July 5 2012 11:11 AM MT—The Danish Cycling Embassy recognized Randy Neufeld for involvement in cycling advocacy at the recently concluded Velo-city Global conference in Vancouver.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 28, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—A new transportation bill that would keep highway and transit spending at current levels through the end of fiscal year 2014 is likely to be approved by the House and Senate this weekend just as the previous funding extension is set to expire.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 28, 2012

MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—Adventure Cycling Association is close to completing an expansion of its Missoula, Montana, headquarters. The nonprofit group will celebrate the unveiling with a block party for members, donors and supporters July 6.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 27, 2012

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Around 650 BIXI bike share bikes lined the courtyard of the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre for Velo-city Global, the premier cycling planning conference, happening this week.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 25, 2012

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) Tuesday June 25 2012—The Velo-city Global conference returns to North America Tuesday with a four-day run in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 15, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Tuesday May 15 2012 11:06 AM MT—A few preliminary details are emerging about the plan to merge three of the country's most powerful bike advocacy organizations.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 1, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — Bike advocacy groups are making the most of National Bike Month, which kicked off Tuesday, by lobbying Congress to restore funding for bike projects in the federal transportation bill.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 23, 2012

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) Monday April 23 2012 11:09 AM MT—Trek Bicycle announced Monday, the day after Earth Day, that it has recycled more than 70,000 pounds of carbon fiber since it instituted its recycling program last year.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 5, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Thursday April 5 2012 9:00 AM MT—Bikes Belong has selected six cities for its Green Lane Project, which works with city officials to develop green lanes, which are protected bike lanes.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 30, 2012

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) Monday April 2 2012 12:00 AM MT—Emily Gresh, a 40-year-old Connecticut wife, mother, fund-raising professional and cancer survivor, is the winner of a bike design contest sponsored by Liv/giant and the Young Survival Coalition.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 29, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) Thursday March 29 2012 12:54 PM MT—The League of American Bicyclists is engaging in tis own form of March Madness, ranking university campuses on their bike friendliness.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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