Bikes Belong Awards $55,000 in Grants

The good people over at Bikes Belong recently showed us 55,000 reasons why they’re so cool. Several cycling organizations and projects (catering to those who love non-paved as well as paved cycling) have just benefitted from the award of $55,000 worth of grants.
Of particular interest:

  • Moab Trails Alliance will get $10,000 to help complete a paved path between Moab’s Lions Park Trail and Transit Hub with Arches National Park and all of the off-road trails to the north. It’s hoped this trail will reduce the number of automobiles in the area by 200,000.
  • $10,000 grant to the City of Redmond, Washington to help fund the design and building of the Redmond Bike Park.
  • Watauga County Tourism Development Authority won $5000 to help develop a mountain bike trail system in Rocky Knob Park outside of Boone, North Carolina.
  • $5000 grant to the Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA) so that riders in and around Cable, WI can see the completion of 28 miles of continuous singletrack.

The remaining $25,000 will be split between the Ohio River Trail in Cincinnati that will link downtown with the airport; the City of Middleton, Wisconsin to help build a mountain bike park adjacent to a golf course; and the Cuyuna Lakes Trail Association in Minneapolis to build two sections of paved trail to connect a variety of public areas in an effort to complete the 39-mile Cuyuna Lakes State Trail.

For complete information, head on over to Bikes Belong. And while you’re there…be a part of the solution, and join.