PeopleForBikes announces grants for bike projects

By Stephen Frothingham

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) – PeopleForBikes has announced its latest round of community grants.

Two of the grants were done in conjunction with the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA):

  • Theodore Wirth Park Mountain Biking Event Trails (Minneapolis): The Loppet Foundation will use this $10,000 grant to add 3.5 miles of trail, a dual slalom course, a skills training area and a pump track to the existing facilities at this Twin Cities park. This project will support existing youth programs and provide a more accessible venue for the local high school mountain bike league.
  • Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails – City of Cuyuna Connector Trail (Cuyuna, Minn.): The local IMBA Chapter, the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew, will help more people “ride to their ride” with this 4+ mile singletrack trail from the City of Cuyuna to the popular Yawkey trails. A local funder is matching contributions, further leveraging PeopleForBikes’ $5,000 grant.

Other grant recipients for the Spring 2016 round of funding include: