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Posted September 11, 2008

FERNDALE, WA (BRAIN)—Kona this month is donating 100 AfricaBikes to one of the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) water projects in Tanzania, Africa.

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Posted August 1, 2008

ARCATA, CA (BRAIN)—Kinetic Koffee will be donating a percentage of all coffee sales in the month of August to World Bicycle Relief, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing access to independence and livelihood through The Power of Bicycles in impoverished areas throughout the world.

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Posted July 27, 2008

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—After months of riding their bikes to work as part of an employee-led initiative to help reduce their carbon footprint, salesforce.com employees raised $10,000 and chose Trips for Kids (TFK) as their charity of choice.

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Posted July 22, 2008

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (BRAIN)—Along with introducing new products and initiatives, Specialized is increasing its commitment to bicycle advocacy and causes for 2009.

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Posted July 14, 2008

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Wheels4Life, the charity started by mountain biking legend Hans Rey, has joined forces with Phil Sundbaum and the Summer Of Shred.

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Posted July 10, 2008

MIAMI, FL (BRAIN)—Just recently 10 new AfricaBikes were spotted around Miami, Florida, donated to the city's Ronald McDonald House.

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Posted July 1, 2008

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—During the recent Bikes Belong board meeting, Cannondale Sports Group (CSG) president and chief executive officer Jeff Frehner pledged an additional $200,000 to support Bikes Belong and its mission to get more people riding bicycles more often.

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Posted June 30, 2008

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—World Bicycle Relief has passed a major milestone in its “Project Zambia” healthcare initiative: More than 15,000 new, locally assembled bicycles have been distributed to volunteer health caregivers in a work-to-own partnership.

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Posted June 23, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Five designated and aspiring Bicycle Friendly Communities will receive funds to help them make bicycling more safe, convenient and appealing places to ride.

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Posted June 22, 2008

PARK CITY, UTAH (BRAIN)—A panel of high-level federal land managers from the U.S. and Canada addressed the future for mountain biking in national parks and on other public lands during the IMBA World Summit last Friday in Park City, Utah.

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Posted June 19, 2008

PARK CITY, UTAH (BRAIN)—John Burke, president of Trek Bicycle Corporation, challenged the bike industry to pledge $10 to IMBA for every full-suspension mountain bike sold in the U.S., during his keynote address Thursday at the IMBA World Summit in Park City, Utah.

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Posted June 17, 2008

PARK CITY, UTAH (BRAIN)—The Cannondale Sports Group has joined other leaders in the bicycle industry in sponsoring the IMBA World Summit, which begins today in Park City, Utah.

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Posted June 16, 2008

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada announces its support of a new nationwide vehicle scrappage program to be headed by the Clean Air Foundation.

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Posted June 5, 2008

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—During a sunny spring day last weekend, Bikes for Kids Utah provided 1,000 underprivileged Utah third graders free brand new bicycles, helmets, bike locks and bicycle safety instruction at its third annual charity event.

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Posted May 21, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong has added two new full-time staff members to its Colorado headquarters team. Paul Orbuch was selected to be its deputy director, and Kate Scheider fills the role of research and statistics coordinator.

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Posted May 20, 2008

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale Bicycles has committed to join IMBA and Bikes Belong at the corporate sponsor level.

This sponsorship is part of the Cannondale Sports Group's expanding advocacy plan, which includes both maintaining current efforts and further developing new partnerships.

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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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