Advocacy/Non-profits

Posted June 10, 2014
The two frames being raffled.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Carbon fiber frame repair business Ruckus Composites will be raffling some leftover repaired frames to benefit charities.

The company said it often has a "dead pile" of broken frames that are dropped off and never picked up by their owners. 

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Posted June 6, 2014

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The League of Ameican Bicyclists is announcing $3,000 in mini-grants it will make this year to support new and growing programs to engage young women in bicycling, encourage more moms to ride and advance female leadership in the bike movement.

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Posted June 5, 2014
Photo: Jamie Kripke:

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The PeopleForBikes Ride on Chicago reached the Windy City on Monday and exceeded its fundraising goal of $100,000.

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Posted June 2, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes has sent out a confidential request for proposals (RFP) seeking bidders for a contract to provide more accurate statistical data on bicycling participation in the U.S.

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Posted June 2, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — A new Portland State University  research study released Monday examines recently installed protected bike lanes (also called Green Lanes) in five of the six founding PeopleForBikes Green Lane Project cities.

Posted in Studies/Reports Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Green Lane Project
Posted May 28, 2014
The League takes a look at how American bicyclists die.
The report is available for free download from the League website.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — For years, friendly bike advocates have re-assured nervous newbies that — despite their fears — it's very rare for bikes to get hit from behind by cars or trucks. Turns out, maybe the newbies have reason to be nervous.

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Posted May 23, 2014

NORTHVALE, N.J. (BRAIN) — Jamis Bicycles is offering bicycles, financial support, a demo program and support from its professional athletes to the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) as a platinum-level sponsor of its New York League.

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Posted May 19, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The third and final winner of the Bell Built grant program for 2014 is the Richmond Regional Ride Center in Richmond, Virginia. The project accumulated 13,896 votes over the last two weeks on Bell’s Facebook page.

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Posted May 19, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The third annual CycloFemme rides held May 11 to mark Women's Global Cycling Day were held in 303 communities worldwide, the organization announced Monday.

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Posted May 19, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Tim Johnson's Ride on Chicago (formerly Tim Johnson's Ride on Washington) is preparing for the annual five-day bike tour benefiting PeopleForBikes.

Johnson, a pro cyclocross racer, and 24 other riders will get underway May 29 in Kansas City, finishing in Chicago June 2.

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Posted May 14, 2014

SACRAMENTO, CA (BRAIN) — In recognition of National Bike Month, the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition is sponsoring “Bike to Shop Day” on Saturday, May 17, with 90 area retailers to encourage cycling for short trips and errands and to promote shopping locally.

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