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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.
 
Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
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.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
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. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
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
Posted June 18, 2013

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) — James Moore, owner of Moore’s Bike Shop in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is the new president of the board of the National Bicycle Dealers Association.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted June 18, 2013
Key takeaways from Velo-city, bike advocacy’s biggest global conference

By Tim Blumenthal, president of Bikes Belong

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 13, 2013

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) — Some of the bikes that Liv/Giant has donated to the Afghan National Women's Cycling Team, along with other

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Competition
Posted June 13, 2013

MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN) — The Adventure Cycling Association raised more than $128,000 for the U.S. Bicycle Route System through a campaign held last month. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 6, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — The National Park Service and the Adventure Cycling Association recently signed a five-year agreement in which both groups will work collaboratively to build a nationwide bike route through national parks.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 4, 2013
A bicycle superhighway in Finland (photo courtesy ECF)

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — Denmark and the Netherlands tied for first place in a new benchmark report that ranks all 27 European Union countries measuring five criteria—daily cycling levels, cycle tourism, advocacy activity, bicycle sales and cyclists’ safety.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 3, 2013

GILBERT, AZ (BRAIN) — USA BMX/BMX Canada has awarded $31,000 in scholarships to 25 students as part of its Bob Warnicke Scholarship Program. Founded in 1996, the program honors the memory of Warnicke, an instrumental figure in organizing and promoting BMX in North America, who died in 1994 at age 48.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 30, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — A first-of-its-kind report titled “The New Majority: Pedaling Towards Equity” shows that more women, youth, and minorities are getting on their bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 23, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists’ Women Bike program recently awarded $7,500 in grants to organizations in four cities in an effort to engage more women of all ages and from all backgrounds in cycling. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Awards
Posted May 22, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — New Belgium Brewing is paying homage to National Bike Month in May with special labels on its Fat Tire and Ranger IPA bottles.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 22, 2013

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) — If you happen to cruise onto the National Bicycle Dealers Association website, you will find a link to a new blog authored by Fred Clements, executive director of the retailer group. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Web/Internet
Posted May 20, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industry Women’s Coalition will launch its second annual Spring Auction on Thursday.

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