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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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Posted January 15, 2008

SANTA ANA, CA (BRAIN)—Designed to support the cause of cycling in America by making it affordable for first-time attending dealers, the NBDA’s scholarship program will grant 25 member dealers up to $1000 for all expenses related to participating at this year’s National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C.

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Posted December 26, 2007

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—More people from Chicago’s underserved communities will be riding bicycles and handcycles thanks to grants provided by SRAM. The SRAM grant program this month awarded mini-grants to four causes that advance bicycling for everyone, including disabled individuals and at-risk youth.

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Posted December 18, 2007

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Middle School teacher and Tamalpais High School mountain bike team coach Herb Bool is racing for a very worthy cause.

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Posted November 25, 2007

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong Coalition welcomed two new board members at its recent board meeting in Boulder, Colorado.

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Posted November 15, 2007

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—To support industry efforts for future federal funding of bicycling projects in America, the NBDA has announcesd a scholarship program to fund member dealers to attend the National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C. March 4-6, 2008.

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Posted November 1, 2007

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Mountain bikers and land managers from across Israel came together recently for five days of education and partnership building.

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Posted October 31, 2007

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong has completed creative development on the first phase of a nationwide ad campaign designed to inspire non-cyclists to ride.

The ad campaign is entitled "Remember Me" and includes three separate ads, targeting different audiences.

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Posted October 23, 2007

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Through its 5000Bikes campaign, Quality Bicycle Products is mobilizing the industry to donate enough revenue to purchase 5,000 bicycles for World Bicycle Relief (WBR).

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Posted October 18, 2007

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Beginning in January, QBP and WTB will donate a portion of profits from sales of WTB Rocket V Team black saddles to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame.

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Posted October 16, 2007

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—While Boulder, Colorado has one of America’s best cycling environments, the city government is not content to rest there.

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Posted October 16, 2007

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)--The recent Cougar Mountain Classic, an annual festival of pro and amateur road and mountain bike racing in Sonoma, California, raised $15,000 for bike programs for under served youth.

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Posted October 16, 2007

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Not everyone was searching out the latest and greatest bicycle products as the doors to the Sands Expo Halls opened yesterday.

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Posted October 16, 2007

NEWMARKET, Ontario (BRAIN)—BTAC's Nominating Committee has come up with a list of candidates for the BTAC Board of Directors for a two-year term starting in September.

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Posted October 16, 2007

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—IMBA yesterday unveiled a major initiative to build a network of state-of-the-art mountain bike facilities. The organization introduced its Ride Centers program at an industry breakfast during Interbike.

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Posted October 16, 2007

BY SHERI HEIN

QUEBEC CITY, Canada—Quebec should receive a welcome boost in
tourism dollars this month as the province celebrates the inauguration of its long-awaited Route Verte.

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