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LAB's new Bicycle Friendly Businesses on Dec 21, 2016   read full text

The League recently announced 42 new Bicycle Friendly Businesses bringing the nationwide total to nearly 1300



LAB Awards 51 Bicycle Friendly Universities on Nov 29, 2016   read full text

Realizing the benefits of having a bicycle friendly campus, more and more universities are making changes to gain recognition from the League of American Bicyclists



LAB's new Bicycle Friendly Communities on Nov 23, 2016   read full text

More communities than ever applied to be recognized as being bicycle friendly by the League of American Bicyclists in 2016.



Planet Bike Profile on Green View on Oct 06, 2015   read full text

Planet Bike, a leading manufacturer of innovative, high quality and practical bicycle accessories is proud to announce they're feature as part of Madison Gas & Electric's Green View program.


Planet Bike Receives Interbike Award on Sep 25, 2014   read full text

Planet Bike is pleased to announce that we have received an Interbike Award for Highest Brand Profitability



Planet Bike featured on Green View on Sep 03, 2013   read full text

Planet Bike, a leading manufacturer of innovative, high quality and practical bicycle accessories is proud to announce they're feature as part of Madison Gas & Electric's Green View program.



Planet Bike and Alliance for Biking & Walking Donate Bicycle Accessories to Youth Earn-A-Bike Programs on Jan 08, 2013   read full text

In an effort to introduce more youth to cycling, Planet Bike and the Alliance for Biking & Walking have increased their support of Earn-A-Bike programs (EAB)


Planet Bike Partners with Transportation Alternatives to get NYC Moving on Nov 05, 2012   read full text

Transit officials say that the city's subway system has suffered it


NATIONAL BIKE ADVOCACY GROUPS DECIDE TO REMAIN SEPARATE on Aug 17, 2012   read full text

After months of steady dialogue and face-to-face meetings, the leaders of the Alliance for Biking & Walking, Bikes Belong and League of American Bicyclists have decided not to pursue full unification at this time.


'Better Bicycling Community' Grants Winners Announced on Aug 02, 2012   read full text

10 Local Communities awarded with $3,000 Grants



Advocacy Advance Awards $25,000 in Grants on Jun 21, 2012   read full text

With $25,000 in grants, Advocacy Advance will boost the growth of young advocacy organizations and dramatically increase biking and walking in Mississippi and Tucson, Arizona.


The Business of Biking on Jun 01, 2012   read full text

Writing about the business of biking should be technical, an article full of figures, forward projections and suits. Instead, it turns out that Wisconsin's role in the business of bicycling involves barns, some cows (okay, a lot of cows), a supper club and executives clad not in Italian wool, but in bike shorts and helmets.


Advocacy Advance Awards Grants on Aug 10, 2011   read full text

In line with a goal to double federal funding for biking and walking, Advocacy Advance is awarding $100,000 in direct grants to four advocacy organizations...



Advocacy in Action - A Revolution on Campus on Feb 04, 2011   read full text

"I hereby pledge to do my part to ease traffic congestion, limit fuel consumption and reduce pollution by not keeping a car or other motorized vehicle at Ripon College during the entirety of my first year.."




Advocacy in Action -- Philadelphia Bicycle Ambassadors on Oct 11, 2010   read full text

Planet Bike has been a proud contributing sponsor of the Philadelphia Bicycle Ambassador program during its 2009 inaugural season and again in 2010.  A project of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, the Ambassador program is made up of five enthusiastic, young adults who make it their mission every summer to encourage the city''s adult cyclists to ride more often and more safely through programs tailored to the needs of urban-riding Philadelphians.


Planet Bike Puts "Planet" in Their Advocacy Work with $5,000 Grant to World Bicycle Relief on Aug 30, 2010   read full text

Planet Bike has become the latest bicycle industry friend to support World Bicycle Relief's mission to provide access to independence and livelihood through the power of bicycles.


The League of American Bicyclists Awards Gold to Planet Bike on Mar 11, 2010   read full text

The League of American Bicyclists is proud to announce Planet Bike as a Gold level Bicycle Friendly Business



Team PB Shines at Cross Nationals on Dec 17, 2009   read full text

Madison, WI -- December 17, 2009 -- Planet Bike is proud to announce the accomplishments of its cyclocross team at the 2009 U.S. Cyclocross Nationals in Bend, Oregon December 10-13.




Planet Bike Signs Cyclocrosser Katie Compton on Aug 26, 2009   read full text

Planet Bike  is excited to announce that Katie Compton is the newest addition to Planet Bike''s 2009/10 cyclocross team.


PB Boosts Grassroots Leadership on Aug 06, 2009   read full text

Washington D.C., August 3, 2009 - Planet Bike has just announced it is providing up to $25,000 in scholarships for grassroots advocacy leaders. 


Alliance and Planet Bike Award Grant to Green Mobility Network on Jul 16, 2009   read full text

The Alliance for Biking and Walking has awarded a $30,000 matching grant to Miami-based Green Mobility Network.  The grant was made possible by Planet Bike and is the first in a series of special grassroots bicycle advocacy grants to be given by Planet Bike in 2009.



Planet Bike Tapped for GREENy Award on Apr 21, 2009   read full text

Bicycle Retailer and Industry News recognized Planet Bike for its longtime commitment to practicing business with environmental awareness.





Planet Bike Welcomes Jeff Frehner on Mar 10, 2009   read full text

Planet Bike is delighted to announce that Jeff Frehner will be joining the staff



Planet Bike Commends Cannondale and Bikes Belong on Aug 28, 2008   read full text

Planet Bike is delighted by the recent news that the Cannondale Cycling Group and Bikes Belong have pledged their support to the Thunderhead Alliance.




Team Planet Bike Ready For Action! on Apr 04, 2008   read full text

 We are excited to announce our 2008-2009 Cyclocross Team roster.


Planet Bike Continues Support of Trips For Kids on Mar 18, 2008   read full text

Madison, Wisc.-January 10th, 2008- For another year Planet Bike has teamed with Trips For Kids to help share the passion for cycling with youth in America.



Planet Bike Hires the Sun on Jan 04, 2008   read full text

Madison, Wisc.- January 3, 2008 - Planet Bike is proud to announce the addition of a new member of the staff -- and this is no ordinary employee.



Planet Bike Makes Advocacy Donations at 2007 InterBike Show on Dec 17, 2007   read full text

Planet Bike has made two donations in connection with events from this past fall''s Interbike trade show.


Planet Bike Thrilled by Release of Thunderhead's Benchmarking Report on Nov 09, 2007   read full text

Planet Bike is proud to applaud the success of the Thunderhead Alliance as it unveils its groundbreaking benchmark project.


Schouten Nabs Two Cross Podiums In Two Days on Oct 25, 2007   read full text

Team Planet Bike's Tristan Schouten made the most of his trip to Southern California, scoring a second and first place finish in two days of racing.



Planet Bike Announces Cyclocross Sponsorship on Sep 21, 2007   read full text

Planet Bike is proud to announce that it will be sponsoring Tristan Schouten for the 2007 cyclocross season. 



Planet Bike Goes All In For Industry Crit on Sep 06, 2007   read full text

MADISON, WI (BRAIN) In response to the recent Pacific-Saris challenge to Industry Cup crit racers, Planet Bike has decided to "put its money where its mouth is" by issuing its own challenge.


Planet Bike Honored by Mayor Daley and the City of Chicago on Jul 12, 2007   read full text

Chicago, IL. --July 12, 2007 -- Planet Bike is proud to announce that it received the 2007 Mayor Daley Bicycle Advocacy Council award for being the corporation that most supports bicycling in the City of Chicago.


A Decade of Making a Difference on Jun 01, 2007   read full text

Madison, Wis. --June 1, 2007 -- Planet Bike is proud to announce its 10th anniversary of doing business in its own way.


Planet Bike Supports Advocates at National Bike Summit on May 02, 2007   read full text

May 2, 2007 -Planet Bike put its support behind the efforts of bicycle advocates as they descended upon Washington, D.C. for the National Bike Summit from March 14-16.



Planet Bike Helps Hometown Go Platinum on Mar 15, 2007   read full text

March 15, 2007 -- Planet Bike is actively helping Madison become a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Community.



Planet Bike Feels the Love on Dec 13, 2006   read full text

Planet Bike is recognized as one of the forces helping to make Madison a unique and vibrant community.


Langley Takes 1st Annual Ping Pong Tourney on Dec 07, 2006   read full text

As the bicycle industry gathered on the floor of the Sands Convention Center, 16 players were going head to head in the 2006 Planet Bike Invitational Ping Pong Tournament. read more