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League of American Bicyclists recognizes Bicycle Friendly Businesses in all 50 states

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — In celebration of National Bike to Work Week, the League of American Bicyclists welcomes 34 new and renewingBicycle Friendly Businesses.

League of American Bicyclists recognizes Bicycle Friendly Businesses in all 50 states

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — In celebration of National Bike to Work Week, the League of American Bicyclists welcomes 34 new and renewingBicycle Friendly Businesses. They join 1,343 businesses in all 50 states and the District of Columbia that have earned BFB status.

Jenson USA and Free Agent give away 60 bikes to students

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jenson USA and Free Agent BMX Bicycles handed out 60 bikes to elementary students during the annual East Hills Holiday Bicycle Giveaway on Christmas Eve.  The “Kommute For Kids” is a Jenson USA community program designed to encourage its employees to embrace the many benefits of the cycling lifestyle while earning bicycles for the Holiday Giveaway. By commuting to work via bicycle, individual Jenson USA employees log miles toward the donation of a bike.

Fred Clements: Survey reports momentum for independent businesses

Editor’s note: ? Fred Clements ?is the?vice president of the? National Bicycle Dealers Association .

Trek’s online bike sales to launch ‘very, very soon’

MADISON, Wis.?(BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle will turn-on its new website — with its much-discussed online bike sales feature — “very, very soon” a company spokesman told BRAIN on Wednesday. Trek announced the program in August at its Trek World dealer event in Madison. At the time, the company said it expected to begin online bike sales in late September.

Trek’s online bike sales to launch ‘very, very soon’

MADISON, Wis.?(BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle will turn-on its new website — with its much-discussed online bike sales feature — “very, very soon” a company spokesman told BRAIN on Wednesday. Trek announced the program in August at its Trek World dealer event in Madison. At the time, the company said it expected to begin online bike sales in late September.

State Bicycle Co. launches direct distribution in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN) — Singlespeed and fixed-gear brand State Bicycle Co. has begun direct distribution in Australia, speeding delivery to customers there without international shipping fees

How to pack your road bike for a trip abroad

Your holiday’s booked and you’re off to ride your bike in foreign climes. The tricky part is taking your bike on a plane with you.

Perhaps you’ve heard that Eurostar is soon going to require bike-bearing passengers to box up their precious steeds before embarking. Yup, we’re not fans either, but it means you’re going to need to know how to pack it safely. Here’s the info you need…

Related: How to pack your mountain bike up for travel

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What to pack your bike in

Most airlines require bikes to be either boxed or bagged for travel. A decent bike bag can cost anywhere between £60 / US$90 and £500 / US$900, which we’d say is a worthwhile investment if you intend to travel with your bike often, or even if you regularly transport your bike by train, bus or car. It’s also an excellent option for long-term storage.

Bag or box, here’s how to pack your bike for a trip abroad

A cheaper option – and one the Eurostar will offer for free – is to pack it in a cardboard bike box. These are cheap or even free from your local bike shop, and offer good protection – but there’s a limit to how many times you can fold them down and build them up again.

How to pack your bike

Pedals, seatpost and saddle

Wheels

Rear derailleur

Bars

Cranks and chainrings

Box it up

Bag it up

A final tip

You can read more at BikeRadar.com

Interbike/BRAIN Turkey Pedal returns for third year

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike and Bicycle Retailer and Industry News will host the third annual Turkey Pedal industry ride and food drive on Saturday, Nov. 14.

Interbike/BRAIN Turkey Pedal returns for third year

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike and Bicycle Retailer and Industry News will host the third annual Turkey Pedal industry ride and food drive on Saturday, Nov.