BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes has announced its community grants for spring 2015, ranging from $800 to $10,000 and supporting infrastructure and advocacy initiatives in seven communities across the country.
Grant recipients this round include:
COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association's longtime executive director Fred Clements will be stepping down in the next few months to take a project director's role within the organization. The organization announced it has begun a search for a new executive director.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., (BRAIN) — Performance Bicycle raised $13,448 for PeopleForBikes during May, National Bike Month. The total is a mix of donations directly from customers and Performance Bicycle matching funds.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Appalachian Mountain Bike Club of Knoxville, Tenn., garnered the most votes — more than 26,000 —and is the recipient of the full $100,000 Bell Built grant to build its gravity trail at the Urban Wilderness Trail Park.
NANTES, France (BRAIN) — Some 1,500 delegates from more than 160 countries are gathered in Nantes, France, this week to discuss the future of cycling.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — This round of grants is the first in $900,000 of funding PeopleForBikes will administer over three years as part of the Better Bike Share Partnership.
LEADVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — In this community that bills itself as the highest city in America every high school graduate receives a $1,000 scholarship courtesy of the endurance mountain bike and trail running events held there, including the Leadville 100 mountain bike race.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jenson USA is kicking off its annual bike donation program on Thursday with a group employee bike commute and breakfast.
FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Marin Museum of Bicycling will open to the public on Saturday, June 6, with a grand opening celebration from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in front of the museum, located at 1966 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in downtown Fairfax.
WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists has published a 28-page report on how bike shops can better welcome women customers.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes is providing $32,000 to the National Interscholastic Cycling Association this year, through two separate funds.
BOSTON (BRAIN) — Massachusetts jumped from 10th to fourth in the latest League of American Bicyclists' Bicycle Friendly State rankings.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Outdoor sports retailer REI is donating $100,000 to PeopleForBikes to expand its Green Lane Project.
OSTERMUNDIGEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry has set up a regional Asia office in Hong Kong and hired Helen Ford as the senior executive director of WFSGI Asia.
KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Seattle Bike Supply has launched a new program to support cycling advocacy organizations that are focused on growing participation in North America.
The first recipient of support from the program is Trips for Kids.
PROVO, Utah (BRAIN) — The Utah Bike Summit is set to take place Friday at the Provo Library at Academy Square. Mountain biking legend Gary Fisher will be the keynote speaker at the daylong summit.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Midnight Tuesday is the deadline for bike shops to apply to be considered for the 2015 America's Best Bike Shops awards, a program of the National Bicycle Dealers Association.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes and Yuba Bicycles have partnered to launch a limited edition Boda Boda cargo bike to raise money for bicycling infrastructure.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized has formed a nonprofit arm to fund research and programs that show cycling's positive effect on children suffering from attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association informed its membership that it cannot endorse the recently released "Manifesto for Change" that Interbike drafted following its IBD Summit in January.