Advocacy/Non-profits

Posted January 11, 2018
The IMBP group has more than 70 members and may form a trade association or co-op.

PLAISTOW, N.H. (BRAIN) — It's been less than three years since David Ricker launched his mobile bike repair business in Southern New Hampshire, Pedalin' Fools. But in that time, Ricker has seen the bike industry become increasingly accepting of businesses like his.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Mobile service / Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 12, 2017

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Kim Jordan, the co-founder and executive chair of New Belgium Brewing, will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 National Bike Summit.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted December 8, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The PeopleForBikes Coalition board of directors held its biannual meeting Tuesday. Among other business, the board approved the organization's 2018 budget and approved eight new recipients of PeopleForBikes' Community Grants program. The list of recipients is below. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 4, 2017

LÉVIS, Québec (BRAIN) — Distributor Hawley-Lambert was among the supporters of last weekend's Big Bike Build in San Jose, California, where nearly 1,000 volunteers planned to assemble 2,500 bikes for a holiday season campaign.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 6, 2017

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The three Tour de Pink charity rides held this year raised a total of $1.3 million for Young Survival Coalition, a non-profit dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 2, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — This month IMBA is launching a new fundraising push to fund dozens of pre-approved new mountain bike trail projects around the country. The organization has identifued 68 trail and bike park projects in 31 states that will benefit from the fundraising.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 11, 2017

LAFAYETTE, Colo. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association announced Wednesday that Brandee Lepak, co-owner of Arizona's Global Bikes, has been elected as board chair by the NBDA Board of Directors during their annual meeting held at Interbike.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted September 29, 2017
The Vision Five Beer socks come with matching beer sleeves.

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Swiftwick is contributing a percentage of the proceeds from sales of its Vision product line to various non-profit initiatives, including a regional IMBA chapter.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted September 27, 2017

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — BikeFlights.com donated a total of $10,000 to four bike-related non-profits at the Interbike show. The money was raised through the company's Buck Up for Bikes program.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Interbike
Posted September 14, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Mechanics who attend the new three-day technical workshops being offered by the pro mechanics association this fall and winter can count on receiving education from seven brands, in addition to a session on e-bikes and several devoted to business development and profitability.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Retailer education
Posted September 6, 2017

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Eastern Outdoor Reps Association and New England Sports Reps, two trade groups, are merging to become Eastern Active Sports Reps.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Sales Reps

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