FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Minneapolis, MN — May 26, 2009 — Professional bicycle rider and full time software developer, Dustin Griess has released Cycling Grub and MTB Grub, two bicycle-specific applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Grub is a simple collection of the latest and most pertinent news organized into one application. Both applications are available for download from Apple’s iTunes App Store at no cost.
“Checking news from a dozen sites through your mobile phone is very time consuming” says Griess. “Not only is this application an exciting new tool for riders, but it is also breaking new ground on mobile device communication”. Cycling Grub and MTB Grub are officially the first bicycle news-specific aggregators available in the App Store.
With the touch of a finger, road bike and mountain bike enthusiasts can browse through the latest web content from professional media, blogs, vendors, and dealers. In addition to providing quick and easy access to news & media, Cycling Grub and MTB Grub are also raising awareness of World Bicycle Relief, a non-profit organization specializing in comprehensive bicycle programs supporting healthcare, education, economic development and disaster relief initiatives. To date, the organization has provided more than 50,000 new bicycles in underdeveloped regions of the world.
In 2006, Griess launched a series of websites, including InterBMX.com and InterMTB.com, utilized by thousands of athletes worldwide. Griess released his first “Grub” application earlier this year entitled BMX Grub, followed by Skate Grub which is currently listed among iTunes Top 25 Sports Applications. Griess is an instructor at Hennepin Technical College, and also a software developer at Quality Bicycle Products.
ABOUT WORLD BICYCLE RELIEF
World Bicycle Relief is dedicated to providing access to independence and livelihood through The Power of Bicycles®. Simple sustainable mobility is an essential element in disaster assistance and poverty relief, and bicycles empower individuals, their families, and their communities. More information is available at http://www.worldbicyclerelief.org.