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Posted April 8, 2010
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Saris Cycling Group president Chris Fortune departs tomorrow on a one-week trip to Europe to tour urban bicycle centers and bring best practices back to his hometown of Madison.

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Posted April 7, 2010
SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids (TFK) has hired Andy Phelps to be its new Re-Cyclerly Bike Shop manager.

Phelps joins TFK with years of experience in retail bike shops ready to oversee the renovation of the Re-Cyclery Bike Shop located at TFK's national headquarters in San Rafael, CA.

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Posted April 4, 2010
WALLA WALLA, WA (BRAIN)—Retro and Allegro Cyclery, both of Walla Walla, WA, made an official presentation of bicycles to veteran patients at the Jonathon M. Wainwright Memorial on March 24.

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Posted April 1, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The Alliance for Biking & Walking is awarding $125,000 in grants to seven grassroots biking and walking advocacy organizations.

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Posted March 18, 2010
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.

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Posted March 17, 2010
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Transportation Alliance has chosen Rob Sadowsky as its new executive director.

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Posted March 17, 2010
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.

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Posted February 10, 2010
BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—SRAM has signed a three-year sponsorship agreement to be an establishing partner with the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA).

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Posted February 4, 2010
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 on-
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Posted January 19, 2010
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).

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Posted January 14, 2010
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.

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Posted January 7, 2010
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.

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Posted January 4, 2010
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.
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Posted December 16, 2009
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.

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Posted December 14, 2009
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.
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Posted December 14, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)— The Alliance for Biking & Walking is awarding $104,000 in grants to five grassroots biking and walking advocacy organizations.

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Posted December 2, 2009
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.

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Posted December 2, 2009
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.

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Posted November 22, 2009
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.
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Posted November 19, 2009
FERNDALE, WA (BRAIN)—Kona has partnered with the HopeFirst Foundation to provide children in Gambia, Africa a better way to get to school.

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