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Posted November 30, 2012

STOCKTON SPRINGS, MAINE (BRAIN) — The U.S.-based Light Electric Vehicle Association has made its first hire in Europe to help broaden its reach into the e-bike crazed EU.

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike / Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 28, 2012
Austin McInerny

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) — The board of directors for the nonprofit that runs high school cycling leagues has shuffled the organization’s top-paid position, replacing recent executive director hire Doug Selee with Austin McInerny, a seasoned member of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, or NICA.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted November 28, 2012
Jessica Ginster

MILWAUKEE, WI (BRAIN) — The Wisconsin Bike Fed has hired Jessica Ginster as development director. 

Ginster will provide strategic direction in developing donor relations and expanding the Bike Fed’s presence, impact and funding statewide. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted November 27, 2012

NEW YORK CITY, NY (BRAIN) — Giant USA is donating 100 bikes to people in the New York City areas hit hardest by post-tropical storm Sandy.

The company is working with Transportation Alternatives and Recycle-A-Bicycle to improve mobility among residents in the stricken areas.

Posted in North America Tagged Hurricane Sandy / Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 26, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The outdoor industry is reaching out to the bike business to encourage sustainable practices in an effort to develop standards for equipment manufacturing before international regulators mandate such standards.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 19, 2012
Free Wheeling by Lewis Tardy

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — If you dream about how Lewis Tardy’s Free Wheeling or one of the other SRAM Part Sculptures you saw at Interbike would look in your home or shop, now is your chance to buy.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 6, 2012
Marilyn Price with a student at the Trips for Kids Re-Cyclery

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN) — The University of Michigan College of Letters, Sciences and Arts has awarded alumnus Marilyn Price with the LSA Humanitarian Service Award because of her work with Trips for Kids.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 2, 2012

DAVIS, CA (BRAIN) — The U.S. Bicycle Hall of Fame will induct four new members this Saturday at UC Davis.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted November 1, 2012
Bike commuters on Thursday. Photo courtesy Transportation Alternatives

MANHATTAN, NY (BRAIN) — The bike industry in New York and nationally is pitching in to help commuters use bikes in post-Sandy New York City this week.

Posted in North America Tagged Hurricane Sandy / Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 1, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—In announcing the hire of Jenn Dice, a longtime IMBA staffer and face for the trail advocacy group in Washington, D.C., Bikes Belong has set the wheels turning on a new initiative that it’s calling the Bohm Strategy Center.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 26, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The Alliance for Biking & Walking has hired a new project manager for its annual Benchmarking Project, which ranks states and the 51 largest U.S. cities on bicycling and walking levels, safety, funding and other factors.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
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. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
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.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
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.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
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.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
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.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
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.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
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.

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

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
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.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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