Grants Awarded

Winter fatbiking in Idaho will get even better with the help of a grant to Teton Valley Trails and Pathways!

 

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

Fountain Park Youth Bike Park: (Colorado Springs, CO): This collaboration between the City of Colorado Springs, Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates and Kids On Bikes will bring a new bike park to an existing recreational facility with this $10,000 grant. When complete, the park will include three beginner/intermediate mountain bike lines, a pump track and a traffic garden and will offer programming to help kids learn to ride and keep pedaling.
*This award is supported by a grant from REI

NC Complete Streets Campaign (North Carolina): BikeWalk NC will use this $10,000 grant to work with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and leaders at the state level to strengthen the state’s Complete Streets Policy and build support for increased funding for active transportation infrastructure. Towards that end, this campaign will focus on a collaboration with the NCDOT to train decision-makers across the state about the benefits of Complete Streets legislation.

Pump Track at Pinto Lake County Park (Santa Cruz County, CA): Santa Cruz County, Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz, and Project Bike Tech students at two area high schools will work together to construct a new pump track to serve the Watsonville area. This $10,000 grant will fund construction costs matched by volunteer hours from these partners.

A Network of Protected Bike Lanes for St. Louis (St. Louis, MO): Trailnet will use this $10,000 award to support a campaign to implement a key one-mile corridor of their master plan for a safe network for walking and biking. The plan connects neighborhoods north and south to job centers, key destinations and cultural districts. In a city where 20% of residents do not own a car, increasing support for bike and pedestrian infrastructure is a critical need.
*This award is supported by a grant from REI

Winged Deer Mountain Bike Trails (Johnson City, TN): The growing community of mountain bikers in Northeast Tennessee will score big with the addition of 3.25 miles of beginner and advanced trails that this $10,000 grant will help the SORBA Tri-Cities mountain bike club build. When complete, the 5 to 6-mile trail system will serve area youth mountain biking programs including a brand new Little Bella club chapter and two local high school mountain biking teams.

Johnson Bike Terrain (Johnson, VT): A strong foundation of volunteers and recreation business base, along with a town committed to providing more recreational opportunities for its residents, is making this bike park vision a reality. The Town of Johnson will use this $7,000 grant to add a mountain bike skills track with 13 features and a bicycle repair stand to the park, a facility that will complement existing trails nearby and encourage more youth to ride.

TVTAP Winter Trails Program (Driggs, ID): PeopleForBikes’ $5,735 in funding to Teton Valley Trails and Pathways will leverage significant volunteer time to consistently groom more than 21 miles of trail for winter fat biking. In an area supported by recreation, this grant will help make biking a year-round sport.

Covered Bike Parking at Newton High Schools (Newton Center, MA): Bike Newton joined with students at the two area high schools to develop a plan for adding covered bike parking. The project will use their $4,000 grant to incorporate solar powered air pumps and lighting, public art space and bike routes to the parking areas into this bike parking project.

Balance Bike Course at Trails End Park (Billings, MT): The desire to provide places to ride for young kids and the availability of a little-used area in the existing Trails End Park came together with this project. The City of Billings will use PeopleForBikes funding of $2,500 to add three loops designed for balance bikes to a family friendly location.

Bike to the Future (Poplar Bluff, MO): The United Gospel Rescue Mission will use this $1,000 grant to purchase and install racks to provide secure bike parking for the homeless men that access its services.

Check out our Get Local Map for grants funded in your state!