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New QBP charitable fund donates $50,000 to advocacy programs

Published February 24, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — The QBP Fund — Quality Bicycle Products’ $1 million charitable trust benefiting bicycle advocacy, projects and organizations — has earmarked $50,000 for for programs in Nevada and other states where QBP has operations. Reno, Nevada, is home to QBP’s newest distribution center, Q-Reno, which opened in December.

The QBP Fund’s first donation was allocated to Reno Bike Project, a community bike shop.

“RBP is thrilled to partner with QBP in making Reno a better place for cyclists,” said Noah Chubb-Silverman, director of Reno Bike Project. “QBP's advocacy — whether it be for cycling, healthy communities or a cleaner environment — sets the standard for the industry, and we look forward to being a part of their movement."

Initiated in late 2015 by a contribution from QBP founder and chairman Steve Flagg, the QBP Fund is a separate entity from QBP’s own charitable Advocacy, Community and Environment (ACE) program.

“Bicycling has enriched my life and (wife Mary Henrickson’s) life in so many ways. Key to QBP’s success has been the passion and drive from our dealers and our suppliers, so creating the QBP Fund is our way of expressing gratitude,” Flagg said. “By supporting projects and advocacy to help create better cycling environments and get more butts on bikes, we’re honoring dealer and supplier commitment with a strong commitment of our own.”  

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