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Posted May 20, 2008

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Bikes for Kids Utah announced that the Sorenson Legacy Foundation has donated $40,000 to help provide new bicycles for 1,000 underprivileged third graders during Bikes for Kids Utah's annual bicycle giveaway.

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Posted May 1, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Eleven communities were honored with the League of American Bicyclists prestigious Bicycle Friendly Community designation and eleven communities renewed their designation.

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Posted April 28, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The District of Columbia plans to unveil a public bike-sharing program in mid May, becoming the first of its kind in the United States.

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Posted April 9, 2008

PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycle president John Burke will give a keynote address at the 2008 IMBA World Summit in Park City, Utah. It takes place June 18-21.

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Posted April 2, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong will be doing something unprecedented this summer as it provides 1,000 bikes each for the Democratic and Republican national conventions.

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Posted March 26, 2008

MIAMI, FL (BRAIN) — Florida cyclists cheered the news on Tuesday that the State Department of Transportation is, according to a ruling of the First District Court of Appeals, unambiguously obligated “to establish bicycle and pedestrian ways in conjunction with the construction, reconstruction, or other change of any

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Posted March 18, 2008

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Zoic Clothing has raised $1,600 for Outdoor Outreach through its 2nd annual spring fundraiser, a mountain bike ride and sponsored raffle.

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Posted March 6, 2008

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—Ardea Beverage Company, creators of Nutrisoda, launched the Good to Go promotional partnership with Giant Bicycle to elevate the importance of living healthier lifestyles.

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Posted March 6, 2008

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycle Corporation delivered good news to the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) on the eve of one of North America’s largest bicycle show, the Toronto International Bicycle show, which starts today.

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Posted February 25, 2008

JACKSON, WY (BRAIN)—From its inception in 2005, the Kona AfricaBike program has had a simple, primary focus: provide durable, easy-to-maintain AfricaBikes to healthcare workers to assist in the treatment of HIV/AIDS patients.

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Posted February 24, 2008

NEWMARKET, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) has announced the six recipients of the $25,000 in grants.

Awarded twice a year and available to cycling focused community groups, BTAC’s Grant Program will support projects that put more people on bikes.

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Posted February 21, 2008

OMAHA, NE (BRAIN)—Midwest Cycling has partnered with Trek to offer two people from each city a unique opportunity to integrate bicycles into their daily life.

The Go By Bike Challenge started yesterday in Omaha, NE, Kansas City, MO, and St. Louis, MO.

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Posted February 21, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—QBP has reached an agreement to fund Full Cycle, a Minneapolis-based outreach program that offers free bikes to homeless and at-risk youth as a way to engage them with vitally needed social services.

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Posted February 14, 2008

SANTA ANA, CA (BRAIN)—The NBDA has announced the 25 winners of the 2008 NBDA National Bike Summit Scholarship Program.

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Posted February 13, 2008

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center of Seattle today is unveiling a new bike-sharing program for employees consisting of a fleet of 10 Breezer Town bikes.

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Posted January 30, 2008

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids (TFK) heartily thanks the more than 100 companies that donated products to its Re-Cyclery Bicycle Thrift shop last year.

Profits from the shop fund TFK's national mountain bike program for underserved youth.

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Posted January 28, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—New York City's Transportation Alternatives and the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation have been selected as the first recipients of the REI/Bicycle Friendly Communities Grants of $15,000 each.

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Posted January 22, 2008

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—SRAM committed more than $150,000 of additional funding to several national advocacy groups following John Burke’s presentation at the Bicycle Leadership Conference. Burke challenged companies to commit a larger percentage of budgets to fund advocacy groups.

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Posted January 22, 2008

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—John Burke believes the industry can increase the number of trips taken by bike in the United States from less than 1 percent of trips to 5 percent of trips. But it’s not going to happen on its own.

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Posted January 16, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Richard Fries, a top cycling journalist and ambassador to the sport, has joined the Bikes Belong team as a professional adviser to the Bikes Belong Foundation.

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