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.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Middle School teacher and Tamalpais High School mountain bike team coach Herb Bool is racing for a very worthy cause.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong Coalition welcomed two new board members at its recent board meeting in Boulder, Colorado.
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.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Mountain bikers and land managers from across Israel came together recently for five days of education and partnership building.
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.
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).
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.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—PureFit recently donated 20,000 PureFit Nutrition Bars to U.S. troops in Iraq through the non-profit organization Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude lifts troops' morale by sending care packages to service members overseas.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—In response to the recent Pacific-Saris challenge to Industry Cup crit racers, Planet Bike has decided to “put its money where its mouth is” by issuing its own challenge.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Bikes for Kids Utah, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, recently announced details of its upcoming fundraiser, including the inaugural Yield to Life Dave Zabriskie Time Trial Challenge, with proceeds going to benefit underprivileged children in Utah and bicycle awareness advocacy.
SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids (TFK) announced the arrival of more than 200 Giant bicycles to sell at its Re-Cyclery Bicycle Thrift Shop. Profits from the shop help pay for Trips for Kids programs and its efforts to take underserved youth on mountain biking trips.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—While Boulder, Colorado has one of America’s best cycling environments, the city government is not content to rest there.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VANCOUVER, WA (BRAIN)—Environmental and social responsibility rose to the surface among the topics covered at the Outdoor Industry Association Rendezvous last week. The 12th annual outdoor industry conference attracted approximately 350 attendees.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong has launched a new Web site that provides in-depth and easily accessible information. The Web site caters to a variety of audiences, including Bikes Belong members, journalists, government leaders, grant seekers, bicycle advocates, and the general public.