WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Less than a week after launching peopleforbikes.org, nearly 4,000 people have already signed an online pledge to make our world a better place to ride.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Transportation Alliance has chosen Rob Sadowsky as its new executive director.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong, in partnership with the League of American Bicyclists and with generous support from REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), has announced this year's REI/Bicycle Friendly Community Grant Awards.
BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—SRAM has signed a three-year sponsorship agreement to be an establishing partner with the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA).
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—In response to the international relief effort following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, BE Innovations, creators of ZYM electrolyte drink tablets, is donating both product—ZYM Endurance tabs—plus 30 percent of its online profits to the agency, Direct Relief International, which distributes
MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—Adventure Cycling Association has received two new grants in support of the organization’s work to establish an official United States Bicycle Route System (USBRS).
SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids (TFK) has been selected to receive a $30,000, two-year capacity-building grant from New Belgium Brewing Company. The funds will allow TFK to provide more support to its chapters striving to get more low-income, at-risk children on mountain bike rides.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Minnesota is taking a leadership role in a national effort to make it possible for kids to walk and bike to school.
BY MEGAN TOMPKINS
LUSAKA, Zambia—Steven Chilinga swings his leg over the seat of his bicycle and pedals expertly along the rutted dirt path that leads from his home on the outskirts of the rural Zambian village of Keembe. A wisp of a boy, he must stand to reach the pedals of his adult-sized frame.
HONOLULU, HI (BRAIN)—Pedal Power founder and national transportation expert and advocate Justin Fanslau says all he wants for Christmas this year is your support as he rides around the Big Island of Hawaii.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Employees from Bethel, CT-based Cycling Sports Group (CSG) gathered last Friday to refurbish over 100 donated children’s bicycles and tricycles for community placement through local non-profit Danbury Youth Services.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)— The Alliance for Biking & Walking is awarding $104,000 in grants to five grassroots biking and walking advocacy organizations.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong has announced six fall grant awards that will help put more people on bicycles more often in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)— Bikes for Kids Utah, a non-profit 501(C)3 organization, will purchase 1,000 Bikes for Kids Utah-branded bicycles from Ames, Iowa-based Cycle Force Group.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—QBP is donating $10,000 to the Ogden Bicycle Collective, a nonprofit organization that promotes bicycles for transportation and recreation.
QBP, which is opening a new distribution center in Ogden, Utah in Spring 2010, has a long record of advocating for bike-related causes.
FERNDALE, WA (BRAIN)—Kona has partnered with the HopeFirst Foundation to provide children in Gambia, Africa a better way to get to school.
SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—For the second year, Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles is sponsoring a trade-in program to help Trips for Kids (TFK) fund more mountain bike rides for disadvantaged youth around the world.
SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids has announced that Magura Direct, United States distributor of Uvex helmets and sunglasses, will donate one dollar to Trips for Kids for every children's helmet sold during the 2009 holiday season.
FERNDALE, WA (BRAIN)—Kona Bicycles and Roadmonkey Adventure Philanthropy have partnered to provide Kona AfricaBikes to ethnic minority students in Vietnam's Central Highlands.
SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—The California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports has selected Trips for Kids (TFK) as its 2009 Non-Profit Organization of the Year from more than 700 nominees.