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Posted April 20, 2011

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Lezyne met up with Tom Ritchey at the Sea Otter Classic to make a donation of Lezyne cycling accessories to Project Rwanda.

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Posted April 10, 2011

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycle has donated 1,000 units of a special "Emergency Edition" hardtail mountain-bike specifically designed to assist emergency crews involved with the recent Japan earthquake disaster.

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Posted April 4, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Bikes Belong Foundation has announced a $100,000 grant from REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) to expand their Bicycling Design Best Practices Program.

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Posted March 30, 2011

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—As Northeast Japan recovers from the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck last month, the industry is doing its part to help in any way it can.

Shimano Inc. has donated 100 million Yen (1.2 million USD) to the Japanese Red Cross Society and winter clothes worth 30 million Yen.

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Posted March 28, 2011

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—From March 26 to April 26, the Merry Sales Company will donate an extra 10 percent of its net sales on Japanese manufactured products back to its Japanese partners to distribute to Japanese charities.

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Posted March 23, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—IMBA's board of directors has approved two new members: Colorado's Chris Conroy and Illinois' David Zimberoff.

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Posted March 21, 2011

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—World Bicycle Relief, a Chicago-based not for profit that provides quality bicycles to people living in sub-Saharan Africa, has welcomed Todd Ricketts, Chicago Cubs owner; Mark Ishaug, president of AIDS United; and business owner Elaine Burke to its Board of Directors.

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Posted March 15, 2011

WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—The Alliance for Biking & Walking has announced its 2011 Advocacy Award winners. Since 2009, the Alliance has solicited public nominations and recognized the individuals, organizations and business leaders who are propelling our People Powered Movement.

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Posted March 11, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Incessant rain and wind didn’t put a damper on the enthusiasm of hundreds of delegates as they marched to meetings with their senators and representatives on Capitol Hill yesterday during the National Bike Summit.

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Posted March 10, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—City and state officials now have a new tool to help guide them in developing new bikeways. Called the Urban Bikeway Design Guide, the manual was unveiled at the National Bike Summit yesterday morning.

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Posted March 8, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood called upon advocates and industry leaders to step up to the plate over the next two days and make a strong case for cycling and its role in building livable communities with bikeways, public transit and sidewalks.

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Posted March 8, 2011

MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—Adventure Cycling Association unveiled new "state-by-state progress" web page for the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS). The new online resource displays the National Corridor Plan map for the USBRS, which links to a progress report on every state's work to establish official U.S.

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Posted February 17, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong is delighted to award funding to five great projects for their Winter 2011 grant cycle. These grants support a wide range of bicycle projects with the common goal of putting more people on bicycles more often.

Projects include:

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Posted February 4, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—In wrapping up the holiday season, the world’s leading athletic identification provider announced that its Holiday Giveaway generated $41,000 to complete a year-long and wide-ranging philanthropic initiative from three promotions that resulted in $110,000 in cash donations to its charitable

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Posted January 26, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Bikes Belong Foundation has launched a new grant program to fund research on the economic impact of bicycling facilities and events.

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Posted January 17, 2011

LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—A group of bike advocates and business owners attended a public comment hearing Friday to ask the Coastal Commission to mandate the inclusion of Class 1 separated bike lanes on the Gerald Desmond bridge in Long Beach, California.

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Posted January 12, 2011

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—The NBDA’s National Bike Summit Scholarship Program is designed to support the cause of cycling in America by making it affordable for NBDA dealers to participate in the National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C., March 8-10, 2011.

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Posted January 11, 2011

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids has inked a sponsorship agreement with tire company CST for 2011.

The company's contribution of $7,500 provides essential support to 70 Trips for Kids chapters across North America, according to a press release.

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Posted January 2, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—According to a story in the Sunday edition of the Los Angles Times, Los Angeles officials and planners recently issued a comprehensive update of the city's 2010 bicycle plan. But the plan all but sidesteps action on the issue of mountain bike access on city parkland and dirt trails.

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Posted December 28, 2010

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized has awarded funding to five more cycling advocacy initiatives through the Dealer Grant Program and local Specialized dealers.

Recipients include ride projects in Georgia, Oregon, Chicago, Philadelphia and North Carolina.

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