WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) Feb 9, 15:06 MT—U.S. bike advocacy groups are urging supporters to contact their representatives in Washington before next week's votes on a major transportation bill they say would gut federal spending for biking and walking projects.
By Doug McClellan
Editor's note: BRAIN's complete package on nonprofits, including an executive salary breakdown, is in the February issue.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) Feb 1, 13:58 MT—The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John L.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) Jan 27, 09:56 MT— The League of American Bicyclists and America Bikes sent a call to action to members Friday requesting that they ask their representatives to help preserve funding for biking and walking.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) Jan 24 —White Road Investments has gained a minority interest in Public Bikes, marking the second industry deal for Clif Bar founder Gary Erickson’s small venture capital fund.
WENATCHEE, WA (BRAIN)—The U.S.
ASHEVILLE, NC (BRAIN)—Blue Ridge Parkway superintendent Phil Francis told Bicycle Retailer on Tuesday that the Parkway’s managers have never considered banning bikes from the road. He said that a draft management plan, which the public can comment upon until this Friday, has been mischaracterized.
NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Ryders Eyewear has partnered with Wounded Warrior Project this holiday season, donating 5,000 pairs of sunglasses to veterans injured in military service.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—IMBA has appointed three new members to its board of directors, filling spots left vacant by longtime directors Hill Abell, Chris Kegel and Jay Franklin, all of whom stepped down due to term limits.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Through Dec. 15, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is taking to the streets to help cyclists ride more safely at night.
CHICAGO (BRAIN)—SRAM’s online auction for its pART Project went live last night as a fundraiser for World Bicycle Relief. Bidding started for sculptures made by artists from reclaimed bike parts such as chainrings, forks, bottom brackets, headsets and shifters and other materials like papier-maché, wood and steel.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong awarded $62,500 in grants to fund five projects and two research studies as part of its fall grant cycle.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—The eighth annual Saris Gala, held Saturday, Nov. 12, raised almost $100,000 for the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin.
“In an economy like this, that shows a lot of support for the Bicycle Federation,” noted Saris Cycling Group advocacy director Heather Fortune.
BURBANK AND SANTA MONICA, CA (BRAIN)—Santa Monica’s first full-service Bike Center is set to open this week while the city of Burbank is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony and ride with the mayor to its new Burbank BikeStop today.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong and the SRAM Cycling Fund are teaming up on a new campaign to fast-track the installation of safe bike facilities in U.S. cities.
WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN)—A proposal to re-allocate money from the federal Transportation Enhancements program to fund bridge repairs was defeated in the Senate with a vote of 60-38 yesterday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Fresh off a victory against a U.S. lawmaker’s attempt to remove federal funding for bicycle infrastructure projects from the federal Transportation Enhancements program, the industry is mobilizing anew against an amendment proposed by Sen.