ACT in Las Vegas, NV for Interbike this week!

ASTM bicycle experts together at Mandalay Bay
Off the heals of the Outdoor Retailer Expo in Salt Lake City and Eurobike expo in Germany, ACT will be exhibiting at the Interbike International Bicycle Expo this week at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas. In addition to meeting with suppliers and brands about testing and compliance services, ACT will be participating at annual ASTM / ISO bicycle committee meetings discussing the latest developments in cycling standards and safety with the industry’s leading compliance experts and engineers.  This week’s schedule as follows:
Sep 16-18, Wed – Fri:  Interbike International Bicycle Expo
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV.  ACT Lab booth #8189.
Send email to to schedule your meetings. 
Sep 15, Tue:  ASTM F08.96 US TAG to ISO/TC 149/SC1 on Cycles
This is a closed meeting to industry committee members only.
Sep 16, Wed:  ASTM F08.10 on Bicycles Subcommittee
This meeting open to Industry and event attendees. More about Interbike and these meetings found at

Pfeffer family and UWM establish Emerging Engineering Scholarship for Women 

Women attending the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee now have a new scholarship opportunity in the field of Engineering.  Established in memory Matthew Pfeffer, a Mechanical Engineer who help found ACT Lab, and Alexandria Pfeffer who was Majoring in Mechanical Engineering at University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, both who passed earlier this year. The Pfeffer family’s pledge was to support full-time undergraduates majoring in the field, who had academic merit and financial need, and the foundation found its first recipient for 2015.  Thank you to all those that helped to create and donate to the foundation.

Korea Education Fund – orphans benefit from recycled samples through Gearing Up For Hope
Last Quarter Gearing Up for Hope (GU4H), a non-profit organization supporting human-

powered transportation in underdeveloped communities, received anddonated bicycles, scooters and tools that were dispersed to orphanages through an international partnership of the Wheat Mission, ACT lab and the Korea EducationFund. Nearly 180 bicycles and scooters were recycled, rehabilitated and donated through last July to children to use for play and transportation

GU4H’s goals are to build a cycling community in developing countries that can be self-sustaining, getting bicycles into the hands of children, teachers and doctors, giving them the ability to reach further distances and assist in reaching fairly inaccessible locations.