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Posted December 24, 2013

LADERA RANCH, CA (BRAIN) — SmartStop Self Storage has donated $17,000 to the Bahati Foundation's Adopt-a-School Program. The Bahati Foundation was founded by pro cyclist Rashaan Bahati, who grew up in Compton, Calif. The foundation supports inner-city youth in underserved communities.

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Posted December 23, 2013

SAINT AUGUSTIN de DESMAURES, Quebec (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Granfondo Garneau-Cascades presented by Quebecor recently presented a check for $101,223 to the Little Brothers-Friends of the Eldery organization. The money was raised by the event and was $40,000 more than raised in 2012.

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Posted December 19, 2013

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) — Specialized has renewed its financial commitment to the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, the organizing body for high school mountain biking in the United States.

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Posted December 19, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Tim Johnson’s Ride on Washington — a ride from Boston to Washington D.C. held prior to the National Bike Summit in Washington the last three years — is changing dates and destination this year.

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Posted December 19, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — IMBA's international headquarters and main U.S. office in Boulder, Colorado, will close on Jan. 3 as the mountain bike nonprofit completes a move to a larger office across town.

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Posted December 13, 2013

ATLANTA, GA (BRAIN) — With charity rides and other cycling-based fundraisers booming, the Run Walk Ride Fundraising Conference is dedicating a breakout program to the field at its upcoming conference in February. 

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Posted December 11, 2013
Furtado (left) with Price

SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN) — Marilyn Price, the founder of Trips for Kids, has been named an ambassador for the Juliana Bicycles brand, the women's line of mountain bikes launched by Santa Cruz Bicycles last summer.

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Posted December 6, 2013

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN) — Yakima is getting behind an annual Portland-area toy drive by providing area outdoor companies with Yakima cargo boxes to fill with outdoor-related toys.

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Posted December 5, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes has called out 10 protected bike lanes in eight different cities as the best in the nation completed during 2013.

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Posted December 5, 2013

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) — Matt Fritzinger, founder of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, is leaving the nonprofit to launch his next venture in January. His last day with NICA is Dec. 20. 

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Posted December 3, 2013

NEW YORK, NY and GREENWICH, CT (BRAIN) — Retailer Signature Cycles raised almost $80,000 for World Bicycle Relief last month with help from industry donors—and a huge assist from an individual benefactor.

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Posted November 26, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — IMBA is holding its biennial World Summit in its home state of Colorado next year, in Steamboat Springs.

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Posted November 21, 2013

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Easton Cycling is raffling a custom steel Black Cat road bike as part of its Dream Bike Charity Sweepstakes. 

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Posted November 19, 2013

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN) — Tis the season to be jolly ...  And for all the cycling elves in the industry seeking to spread some Christmas cheer join the seventh annual Campagnolo Toy Drive and Fun Ride. 

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Posted November 19, 2013

FULLERTON, CA (BRAIN) — The 10th annual Tour de Tryptophan returns to Fullerton, California, the day after Thanksgiving.

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Posted November 7, 2013

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association has joined with six other organizations to launch Advocates for Independent Business, a coalition of trade associations and other groups dedicated to ensuring that locally owned, independent businesses succeed and thrive.

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Posted October 31, 2013
Much of the money was raised at an Oct. 19 event. BRAIN photo.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Cyclists along Colorado's Front Range raised $120,000 for the town of Jamestown, which was flooded and left isolated by last month's floods. Jamestown, which has fewer than 300 residents, is a popular destination and rest stop for road cyclists in the region.

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Posted October 30, 2013
An attendee in her Hollywood glam costume checks out one of the many silent auction items.

MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — Saris Cycling Group’s 10th annual gala last Friday attracted a crowd of more than 750 attendees and raised $109,000 for cycling in Wisconsin.

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Posted October 23, 2013
New retail POP kit

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — More than 715 retailers have signed on to PeopleForBikes’ new retailer membership program, the national advocacy group said Wednesday. PeopleForBikes launched the program at the Interbike trade show last month.

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Posted October 21, 2013

TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN) — Following the Minnesota High School Cycling League's successful middle school pilot launch this fall, the SoCal High School Cycling League will launch its own middle school pilot program for the spring 2014 season.

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