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Posted October 2, 2013

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — When CamelBak began a search to hire a female engineer, it took three years to find the right person. But that’s the level of commitment that’s needed to bring more gender diversity to the outdoor industry, said Sally McCoy, president and CEO of CamelBak.

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Posted October 2, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — According to organizers, the second annual National Bike Challenge, which encourages Americans to ride for transportation, recreation and fitness, saw a 50 percent increase in miles ridden in its second year. 

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Posted September 30, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes on Monday announced $82,250 in grants to be distributed among 10 bicycling projects in the U.S.

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Posted September 25, 2013

COSTA MESA, CA – James Moore is the newly-elected president of the National Bicycle Dealers Association, elected by dealer members via online balloting.

Moore is owner of Moore's Bicycle Shop in Hattiesburg, Miss. He will serve a two-year term ending in September, 2015.

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Posted September 23, 2013
Change in bike commuting by state. Data is below.

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — Bike commuting grew about 10 percent from 2011 to 2012, according to U.S. Census Burea data released this week.

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Posted September 17, 2013
National nonprofit boosts local and state support.
Blumenthal spoke at the Interbike Industry Breakfast Wednesday

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Bikes Belong is rebranding as PeopleForBikes to bring clarity and simplicity to the organization. The Bikes Belong Coalition and Bikes Belong Foundation will be renamed the PeopleForBikes Coalition and the PeopleForBikes Foundation.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Interbike
Posted September 16, 2013
The Calfee

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — If you're lucky you can test ride a "dream bike" at Interbike's Outdoor Demo Monday or Tuesday. If you are extra lucky you might win one of the bikes in a raffle run by Easton.

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Posted September 13, 2013

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN) — Trips for Kids International (TFK) has opened its door to the African continent with the formation of a chapter in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted September 12, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition will recognize Jenn Dice, VP of government relations at Bikes Belong, and Anna Schwinn, lead engineer at QBP, with the Pioneering Woman and First Ascent awards at its annual Thought Leader and Awards presentation at Interbike next week. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People / Awards / Interbike
Posted September 10, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Supporters of the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association are hoping to push its membership count to over 100 companies for the first time for the organization's 100th anniversary next year.

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Posted August 22, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) — Plans are underway to unveil a bike sharing system in Philadelphia in the fall of 2014. Mayor Michael Nutter has committed $3 million of the city’s capital budget toward bringing the system to life, and a request for proposals is anticipated this fall.

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Posted August 19, 2013

MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — At Trek World last week, company president John Burke introduced a new program to support its dealers’ efforts to create more bicycle-friendly communities across the country.

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Posted August 13, 2013
SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN) — California-based Trips for Kids is awarding $50,000 in grants to some of its international chapters, the organization announced Tuesday.
 
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Posted August 9, 2013

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle and World Bicycle Relief raised $90,000 through its July "Trek Match" program. Trek will match the donation to WBR, which will be used to provide about 1,500 bikes to students, healthcare workers and entrepreneurs in Africa.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted August 7, 2013

SAUSALITO, CA (BRAIN) — A non-profit organization is publishing a quick-reference card to help cycling teams and race officials assess possible concussions.

Posted in Studies/Reports Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Competition
Posted July 12, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists has launched a new website that includes interactive features to help cyclists connect with local riding clubs, bicycle-friendly businesses, bike educators and other resources in their area.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Web/Internet
Posted July 2, 2013

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle will match July donations to World Bicycle Relief dollar for dollar, the company announced Tuesday. The company hopes its donations this month will lead to the donation of 1,300 bikes to rural African communities.

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Posted June 28, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — The Senate unanimously confirmed Anthony Foxx, 42, as the next Secretary of Transportation on Thursday with a vote of 100 to 0. Foxx, the former Democratic mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, will replace outgoing Secretary Ray LaHood. 

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Posted June 26, 2013

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) — The National Interscholastic Cycling Association has announced an honorary board of directors, made up of prominent figures in the cycling industry who are actively contributing to NICA’s efforts.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Competition
Posted June 21, 2013
Events’ growth outpaces many athletic fundraisers
From the June 1 issue of BRAIN

RYE, NY (BRAIN) — While the biggest charity “thons” were flat or slightly down in 2012, most dedicated to cycling saw healthy increases. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / From the Magazine

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