Grants Awarded

Tactical urbanism demonstration projects in Asheville will bring beauty and fun to city streets.

 

Since 1999, we have awarded more than 400 grants to bicycling projects and programs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Our eight Fall 2018 grant awardees are building better places to ride across the country:

Cedar Valley Nature Trail/Wolf Creek Bridge (La Porte City, IA): This $10,000 award to the Cedar Trails Partnership will match state and federal funds to rebuild the Wolf Creek Bridge. When complete, the Cedar Valley Nature Trail and the American Discovery Trail will once again connect, allowing users to enjoy the entire 52-mile trail network.

Restoration of Mountain Biking Trails in Southwest Puerto Rico (Cabo Rojo, PR): Working in partnership with Houston’s mountain bike club, the Cabo Rojo Bike and Hike Association will use our $10,000 grant to restore 20 miles of mountain bike trail to pre-hurricane condition.

North Conway Multi-Use Rec Path Project (North Conway, NH): Mt. Washington Valley Trails Association is building the first multi-use path in North Conway with the help of this $6,500 grant. When complete, the 2.8-mile multi-use trail will link residential neighborhoods, shopping areas and the local high school.

West Point Trails and Pathways Project (West Point, NE): The West Point Community Foundation has secured funding for the first three phases of this ambitious project. Our $6,500 grant will support Phase IV, connecting residential areas to schools and parks.

Bike Racks of Spenard (Anchorage, AK): Cook Inlet Housing Authority and businesses along Spenard Road are working together to make the neighborhood more appealing to people on bikes. In alignment with the road redesign which adds wider sidewalks and bike lanes, this $6,000 grant will match funding from local businesses to build and install 20-24 custom bike racks along the business corridor. These racks will make it easier and safer for bicyclists to visit merchants.

AVL Street Tweaks (Asheville, NC): This $5,000 grant will help Asheville On Bikes purchase materials for the second in a series of tactical urbanism demonstration projects in Asheville. The goal is to help people see and experience safe, comfortable bicycle infrastructure and spur more support for more.

Philly Pumptrack Dirt Jump Expansion (Philadelphia, PA): PeopleForBikes supported the initial build of the Philly Pumptrack back in 2011 and we couldn’t say no to their expansion plans. This $4,000 award to the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia will help build a more advanced dirt jump line around the outside of the existing advanced pump track at this neighborhood facility.

Pump Us Up! (Indian River County, FL): Bike Walk Indian River County will use this $1,800 grant to purchase and install five bike fixit stations across the county. Working in partnership with community-based organizations that help low-income residents get working bicycles and serve at-risk youth, the organization will locate the stations in places accessible to the people who most need them.

 

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