Advocacy/Non-profits

Posted December 28, 2010

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized has awarded funding to five more cycling advocacy initiatives through the Dealer Grant Program and local Specialized dealers.

Recipients include ride projects in Georgia, Oregon, Chicago, Philadelphia and North Carolina.

Posted December 22, 2010

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized is launching First Gear, a youth cycling initiative with a global reach that promotes cycling as a regular part of kids’ lives.

Posted December 22, 2010

LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—The Dreambikes program came about as a way for Crankbrothers to display its new line of components and demonstrate a new visual paradigm for the mountain bike.

Posted December 17, 2010

VIENNA, VA (BRAIN)—Bikes for the World is losing its long-time storage site in Northern Virginia to redevelopment and is soliciting leads for a new location in the region.

Posted December 9, 2010

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Tour d'Afrique Ltd is planning its first ever North American bike tour and has partnered with the national bike charity Trips For Kids to raise money and awareness about their bike programs that help at-risk youth.

Posted December 2, 2010

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong has announced funding awards to five projects in its Fall 2010 grant cycle. These projects focus on seamless bicycle networks and new trails in their communities and will serve existing riders while inspiring new ones.

The five projects include:

Posted November 23, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Brian Hodes of VeloImages, a pro cycling photographer and longtime AIDS awareness advocate, has kicked off "Project RideRED," a national campaign to raise awareness of and funds for a cure to AIDS/HIV.

Posted November 23, 2010

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—A new slate of officers were elected to serve two-year terms on the Bikes Belong executive board early last week at a board meeting at the nonprofit’s Boulder office, according to Bikes Belong president Tim Blumenthal.

Posted November 18, 2010

KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Diamondback Bikes is moving in a new direction in terms of its support of local advocacy groups.

Posted November 11, 2010

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids (TFK) and its Red Team of supporters won the Clif Bar 2 Mile Challenge, a nationwide, six-month long campaign to fight climate change by encouraging people to ride a bike instead of driving a car for trips of two miles or less.

Posted November 9, 2010

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Portland Design Works (PDW) donated 500 Radbot taillights, at a value of over $9,000, to Oregon’s Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA).

Posted November 5, 2010

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—The 7th annual Saris Gala, benefiting the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin, raised $95,000 and will support a variety of infrastructure and educational programs throughout Wisconsin including Safe Routes to School.

Posted November 5, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The League of American Bicyclists and the Alliance for Biking & Walking have unveiled a new, three-year campaign to double federal funding for bicycling and walking by 2013. The Advocacy Advance initiative is backed by renewed support from SRAM.

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