Advocacy/Non-profits

Posted November 22, 2022

GUNNISON, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association has produced a one-page buyer's guide to help mountain bikers understand e-bike technology, regulations, and other issues before they buy an e-bike. 

Posted July 29, 2022
Getty image.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, announced after a surprise agreement this week between Sen. Joe Manchin III and Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, does not contain an electric bike tax credit and other bike-related measures included in President Joe Biden's original Build Back Better Act.

Posted April 26, 2021

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Grow Cycling Foundation and BlackHeart Bike Co. collaborated to offer a one-of-a-kind titanium all-road bike to raise money to build a pump track.

Posted April 23, 2021
Sixty-eight bikes will be donated to a local elementary school.
Jeff Lenosky will hold a skills clinic Monday.

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — A Colorado-based nonprofit group that helps increase outdoor access for underserved kids joins professional mountain biker Jeff Lenosky in a charity bike-building event Monday.

Posted April 14, 2021
Burns Hall on the NWACC campus.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (BRAIN) — The Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation has made a $1 million-plus grant to a community college here, allowing the school to launch an accredited two-semester Bicycle Assembly and Repair Technician program, with classes planned for the fall 2021 semester.

Posted April 12, 2021
Brent Noisette.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — For our April magazine edition, we asked our State of Retail panel members: How does your shop engage with advocacy on a local or national level, and what types of advocacy do you think are most effective?

Posted December 15, 2020

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Walmart has joined the PeopleForBikes Coalition and its executive vice president, Daniel Trujillo, will join the coalition's board of directors.

Posted October 13, 2020
Brandee Lepak

PHOENIX, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Brandee Lepak will leave her role at the National Bicycle Dealers Association at the end of the year to spend more time with her children and at the five bicycle stores she co-owns with Alan Lepak in the Phoenix metro area.

Posted August 4, 2020
Millions of dollars annually will go to trail maintenance and creation.
The signing ceremony Tuesday. White House photo.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law the Great American Outdoors Act that will provide millions of dollars annually for trail maintenance and creation on federal lands.

Posted July 22, 2020
The Great American Outdoors Act now goes before President Trump.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed the Great American Outdoors Act that will provide millions of dollars annually for trail maintenance and creation on federal lands.

Posted July 15, 2020
The Great American Outdoors Act goes before the House next week.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The way Dave Wiens sees it, the Great American Outdoors Act could be the last chance to secure more trail funding for years to come.

Posted June 9, 2020

FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (BRAIN) — Safe Routes to School, a nonprofit organization that encourages the development of safe biking and walking routes to schools, is replacing the word "enforcement" with "engagement" in its framework list of 6E's.

Posted June 8, 2020

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Public comment periods begin ending Monday, June 8, for the U.S. Department of Interior's policy proposal to regulate e-bikes as traditional bikes on non-motorized lands.

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