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Posted March 13, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Giant USA's general manager, Elysa Walk, is a new member of the Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition Board of Directors, the OIWC announced Wednesday.

Walk joins the board for a two-year term along with Audrey Hicks, the CFO of Outdoor Research.

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Posted March 7, 2013
"Snowmageddon" quickly turned to "Nomageddon" in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Despite a shutdown of the federal government here ahead of an approaching snowstorm Wednesday, advocates attending the National Bike Summit this week took to Capitol Hill to meet with legislators and aides to improve safety for cyclists, among other goals.

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Posted March 6, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — More news from the National Bike Summit

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Posted March 5, 2013
Twenty riders toured DC's lanes on Monday. Photos: Bikes Belong

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — A group of 20 leaders from the bike industry toured the nation's capital's new protected bike lanes on a trip hosted by Bikes Belong Foundation’s Green Lane Project on Monday.

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Posted March 5, 2013
UPDATED: The League rebrands, LaHood speaks, Alliance issues awards and winning poster unveiled
New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan presents outgoing U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood with an honorary NYC street sign.

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — News from the National Bike Summit

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Posted March 1, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists is supporting a program to encourage women to ride in Washington, DC, with a $15,000 grant.

The League is announcing the grant for the Women & Bicycle program, on the eve of the National Women's Bicycling Forum held here on Monday.

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Posted March 1, 2013
A Trek Project One with Qhubeka team paint job

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) — Trek will donate $200 to a rural South African youth program for each Project One Trek sold with a special MTN-Qhubeka team paint job.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 25, 2013

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes has bought a batch of individual one-year memberships to IMBA and will give the memberships to consumers who buy one of its new mountain bike models this year.

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Posted February 14, 2013
NYC's transportation commissioner and U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth among the speakers.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists has added several big names to the list of speakers at its National Women's Bicycling Forum, to be held here March 4.

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Posted February 12, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — A new research study is underway at Portland State University to measure the impact of protected bike lanes or “green lanes. The study is collecting quantitative data to examine ridership, safety and the economic impact of green lanes in six major U.S. cities.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Green Lane Project
Posted February 12, 2013
Galpin talks to a member of the Afghan national cycling team in Kabul. Photo: tony Di Zinno

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Bike shops in Colorado and Pennsylvania are gathering donated gear for the Afghanistan cycling team.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted February 11, 2013

ISLAND PARK, ID (BRAIN) — The second annual Fatbike Summit here succeeded in getting land managers and bike advocates on fat bikes for the first time and helped create a new group of educated allies for the activity, organizers said.

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Posted February 6, 2013
Outdoor industry group applauds nomination

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — President Obama has nominated REI's chief executive, Sally Jewell, to become U.S. Secretary of the Interior.

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Posted February 6, 2013

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN) — Interbike Expo co-founder Steve Ready has donated $10,000 to Trip for Kids International. The nonprofit plans to use the new funds to expand its programs, which provide mountain bike outings, mechanic training and environmental education for low-income youth. 

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Posted February 6, 2013

LOUISVILLE, CO (BRAIN) — Wheels Manufacturing wrapped up 2012 with a $10,000 matching funds campaign to benefit Boulder, Colorado-based Community Cycles and is now accepting sponsorship applications from cycling-related organizations and individual cyclists nationwide.

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Posted February 6, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — Industry sponsors are being sought for the inaugural CycleSF, a fun ride that will open 24 miles of San Francisco’s streets to cyclists and benefit the city’s Recreation and Parks Department.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted January 29, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition has announced its education eeries schedule for 2013, which will primarily focus on mentoring.

The series events are hosted at REI stores around the country and sponsored for a second year by adidas Outdoor and W.L. Gore.

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Posted January 24, 2013
From the magazine
From the January issue of BRAIN

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — While the industry’s three prominent advocacy groups decided to continue to work independently last August, the merger talks forced each to evaluate funding and internal resources. The failed unification brought to light a need to refocus priorities, said Tim Blumenthal, president of Bikes Belong.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / From the Magazine
Posted January 17, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Bell Helmets is partnering with IMBA to launch a program that will offer $100,000 in grants to build mountain bike trails in 2013 and 2014.

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