BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—In announcing the hire of Jenn Dice, a longtime IMBA staffer and face for the trail advocacy group in Washington, D.C., Bikes Belong has set the wheels turning on a new initiative that it’s calling the Bohm Strategy Center.
WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The Alliance for Biking & Walking has hired a new project manager for its annual Benchmarking Project, which ranks states and the 51 largest U.S. cities on bicycling and walking levels, safety, funding and other factors.
WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists has designated nine new schools to its "Bicycle Friendly Universities" list, bringing the total to 44 institutions in 25 states. Among the new names on the list are Ivy League schools Yale and Princeton, League officials noted.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — Organizers of this Friday's 9th annual Saris Gala expect the event to maintain its status as the largest single-night advocacy fundraiser in the U.S. The Gala has raised more than $650,000 in its first eight editions.
SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN) — Legendary mountain bike racer Ned Overend is joining IMBA's honorary board, while racer Rebecca Rusch, already a member of the board, is taling over as its chair.
ORANGE, CA (BRAIN)—Thousands of dirt devotees young and old gathered across the nation Saturday in observance of Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, the International Mountain Bicycling Association’s annual event to get youth out on the trails.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Primal Cycling Apparel will be the official apparel provider to Bike MS, its 50 state chapters and its more than 100 annual charity rides.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Bikes Belong awarded $1,000 grants at Interbike to two retailers and one retailer program who participated in the group's "Build More Than Bicycles" challenge.
TORONTO, Canada (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada has appointed Bill Yetman as its new executive director. Yetman is replacing Janet O'Connell-Bauer, who is moving on after 12 years with the association.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Bikes Belong is in line for a $250,000 grant from Chase Community Giving and the organization is asking the bike community for votes to push it over the top in the grant program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.