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Published April 23, 2012

New York law firm offers bike crash app • Howler app tracks stolen gear • Women's-only Venus de Miles rides benefit charity • Kent awarded Supplier of the Quarter by Wal-Mart

NewYorkBikeLawyers.Com is offering a free smart phone app that allows cyclists to record critical information soon after a bike-vehicle accident. The app is aimed at New York cyclists but could be useful for riders anywhere.

The app allows riders to record the name of the driver, owner of the vehicle, plate number, and insurance information. The app also contains fields to record the names and contact information of witnesses and the responding officer’s name, department and precinct. The application will automatically geo-tag the accident location, time and date.

The app also will locate a nearby hospital and nearby car services or taxi if necessary. It is available for iOS and Android devices.

More information: on the iTunes app store.

Howler app tracks stolen gear

FARMINGTON, CT (BRAIN) Monday April 23 2012 10:53 AM MT—The Howler app for iPhones allows users to register their gear, including bikes, skis and snowboards, and then send out an alert on the web if the gear is stolen.

If gear is stolen and an alert is issued, information is sent out to local law enforcement, campus or resort security and other Howler members in the area.

More information: on the iTunes app store.

Women's-only Venus de Miles rides benefit charity

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Monday April 23 2012 10:02 AM MT—Two women's only road rides — one in Colorado and one in Illinois — will benefit Greenhouse Scholars, a scholarship and mentorship program.

Venus de Miles Illinois will be held July 29 in Lake Forest. Organizers are expecting 1,250 participants for the ride, which as 30- and 60-mile options. Venus de Miles Colorado is August 26, starting in Longmont. Organizers are expecting more than 1,700 registrants.

Greenhouse Scholars helps low-income young people start and complete college. The rides could raise more than $200,000 for the charity.

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Kent awarded Supplier of the Quarter by Wal-Mart

PARSIPPANY, NJ (BRAIN) Monday April 23 2012 10:12 AM MT—Wal-Mart has awarded Kent International its Supplier of the Quarter award for the fourth time in the last seven years.

Kent has been selling to Wal-mart since 1998; the company supplies most of the Genesis brand bikes that the chain now sells, as well as bikes with GMC, Razor, Jeep, No Rules, and NEXT brands, company president Arnold Kamler said.

In 2011, Toys R Us named Kent Supplier of the Year.

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