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Posted October 25, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists has designated nine new  schools to its "Bicycle Friendly Universities" list, bringing the total to 44 institutions in 25 states. Among the new names on the list are Ivy League schools Yale and Princeton, League officials noted. 

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Posted October 23, 2012

MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — Organizers of this Friday's 9th annual Saris Gala expect the event to maintain its status as the largest single-night advocacy fundraiser in the U.S. The Gala has raised more than $650,000 in its first eight editions.

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Posted October 15, 2012

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN) — IMBA had no trouble finding 150 riders for its final bomb down the Winsor Trail in the Santa Fe National Forest on Saturday, the last day of the association’s World Summit here.

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Posted October 15, 2012

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN) — Legendary mountain bike racer Ned Overend is joining IMBA's honorary board, while racer Rebecca Rusch, already a member of the board, is taling over as its chair.

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Posted October 8, 2012

ORANGE, CA (BRAIN)—Thousands of dirt devotees young and old gathered across the nation Saturday in observance of Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, the International Mountain Bicycling Association’s annual event to get youth out on the trails.

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Posted October 5, 2012

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Primal Cycling Apparel will be the official apparel provider to Bike MS, its 50 state chapters and its more than 100 annual charity rides.

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Posted September 27, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Bikes Belong awarded $1,000 grants at Interbike to two retailers and one retailer program who participated in the group's "Build More Than Bicycles" challenge.

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Posted September 18, 2012
BTAC appoints Bill Yetman executive director

TORONTO, Canada (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada has appointed Bill Yetman as its new executive director. Yetman is replacing Janet O'Connell-Bauer, who is moving on after 12 years with the association.

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Posted September 13, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Bikes Belong is in line for a $250,000 grant from Chase Community Giving and the organization is asking the bike community for votes to push it over the top in the grant program.

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Posted September 6, 2012

CRESTED BUTTE, CO (BRAIN) — Gary Sjoquist, the director of QBP's advocacy program, has been elected to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, which is in Crested Butte. He will be officially inducted into the Hall at a ceremony during the Interbike show in Las Vegas later this month.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Awards / Interbike
Posted August 31, 2012

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Business and advocacy leaders gathered at the first Advocacy Summit held at Eurobike Thursday to discuss how to unlock 6 billion euros of government funding for new cycling infrastructure to stimulate bicycle sales in a stagnant market.

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Posted August 28, 2012


BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The Taiwan Bicycle Exporters Association has committed to another three-year, $150,000 investment in the Bikes Belong Foundation. This will bring TBEA's total contribution to $300,000 by 2015.

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Posted August 17, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Colorado's highest court will hear arguments in November on a case involving a mountain town's ordinance banning bikes from a once-popular cycling route.

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Posted August 16, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Thursday August 16 2012 2:22 PM MT—The three largest U.S. bike advocacy groups have called off a proposed merger, saying it was just too difficult to meld together Bikes Belong, The League of American Bicyclists and the Alliance for Biking & Walking.

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Posted August 10, 2012

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) Friday August 10 2012 4:21 PM MT—As of Thursday, the National Bike Challenge, a nationwide initiative to inspire Americans to ride, has engaged nearly 30,000 bicyclists and has surpassed its goal of logging 10 million miles.

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Posted August 8, 2012

KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN)The winner of an auction of the Specialized bike used by Rebecca Rusch to win the 2011 Leadville Trail 100 is not planning to ride the bike.

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Posted July 6, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) Friday July 6 2012 1:07 PM MT—The National Park Service has updated its regulations around bike access in its parks nationwide. The new rule streamlines the process of trail expansion.

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Posted July 6, 2012

LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN) Friday July 6 2012 9:39 AM MT—The National Women’s Bicycling Summit, hosted by the League of American Bicyclists and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, will be held Sept. 13 in Long Beach, California.

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Posted July 5, 2012

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) Thursday July 5 2012 11:11 AM MT—The Danish Cycling Embassy recognized Randy Neufeld for involvement in cycling advocacy at the recently concluded Velo-city Global conference in Vancouver.

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Posted June 28, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—A new transportation bill that would keep highway and transit spending at current levels through the end of fiscal year 2014 is likely to be approved by the House and Senate this weekend just as the previous funding extension is set to expire.

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