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Trips for Kids appoints a new national director

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Trips for Kids has appointed Robert Alan Ping as its executive director.

Peter Henry joins NBDA board of directors

LAFAYETTE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Peter Henry, the president of the New England retail chain Landry’s Bicycles, has joined the National Bicycle Dealers Association’s board of directors.

U.S. dealer count declines, while average shop revenue climbs, study finds

LAFAYETTE, Colo. (BRAIN) — The number of U.S. independent bicycle retailers declined 2.6 percent between 2015 and 2016, according to a new report from the National Bicycle Dealers Association

Velo founder celebrates 40 years producing saddles with ride

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Stella Yu, founder and president of Velo, is getting a jump on the company’s 40th anniversary next year.

PeopleForBikes launches letter writing campaign to restore funding for bike projects

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes says President Trump’s 2018 proposed budget is not good for bicycling. The group said the budget proposes to cut overall funding for the Department of the Interior by 5.3 percent and the Department of Transportation by 16 percent. “If approved, this budget will cut funding for bike trails and paths in our National Parks and National Recreation Areas

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.

Cycling participation edges higher in 2016, NSGA reports

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (BRAIN) — Cycling participation ticked up a mild 0.5 percent to 36.2 million riders in 2016, according to new figures from the National Sporting Goods Association. The NSGA defines participants as those who have ridden a bike six or more days per year, and tracks this for Americans ages 7 and up

Federal budget deal includes funding for some bike-friendly programs

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — A budget deal reached by Congress this weekend includes funding for bike projects including the U.S. Department of Transportation’s TIGER grant program, said Katy Hartnett, the director of government relations for PeopleForBikes. The deal, reached Sunday, would fund government operations through Sept

Industry marks National Bike Month with promotions

BALTIMORE (BRAIN) — The bike industry is marking National Bike Month with various promotions, including giveaways and events.  Schwinn is teaming up with Winnebago to give away bikes and other gear each day this month. The prizes include bikes, bike accessories and Winnebago outdoor gear (but apparently not a full Winnebago RV) Organizers of the Armed Forces Cycling Classic, a non-competitive ride that starts in Arlington, Virginia, are using the month to try to drive registration for the event, which is June 11