Grants Awarded

    The MInturn Bike Park will provide a great place to ride for people throughout Eagle County.

 

Since 1999, we have awarded more than 430 grants to bicycling projects and programs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. In Fall 2019, we focused our funding on bike park and pump track projects, awarded grants to seven great projects across the U.S.:

Farmington Pump Track (Farmington, NM): The City of Farmington will use this $10,000 grant to add a pump track to the existing Sycamore Park. This location was selected based on neighborhood need for a safe place to bike and the programming and resources provided at the adjacent Sycamore Community Center.

John Day Bike Park (John Day, OR): Following the successful completion of Phase 1 trails, the Eastern Oregon Trail Alliance started planning for the addition of a skills area to provide more places to ride in this small community. PeopleForBikes’ grant will match significant investments of volunteer time to make the bike park a reality.

Bikes Not Bombs Bike Park/Pump Track (Jamaica Plain, MA): This youth-driven project, growing directly out of Bikes Not Bombs’ Bicyclists Organizing for Community Action project, will place a bike park or pump track in one of the three neighborhoods where most of the program’s students live. This facility will be the first of its kind in the area and the organization is working closely with the City of Boston to identify an appropriate site.

Shonto Pump Track (Teec Nos Pos, AZ): Navajo Youth Empowerment Services (Navajo YES) will use this grant award to rebuild a pump track at the Shonto Prep School on tribal lands. With a professional design and contributions from the school, this facility will greatly benefit the students and larger community.

La Harpe City Park Pump Track (La Harpe, KS): Thrive Allen County will use this grant award to build a pump track in the existing city park, providing a place for young and old to ride in this small community.

Minturn Bike Park (Minturn, CO): Businesses, volunteers and local organizations are all contributing to this project, led by the Vail Valley Mountain Trails Alliance. When complete, the bike park will include kid friendly trails, a pump track, and the first adaptive mountain bike trail in the county along with dirt jumps and flow trails for more advanced riders.

Sherando Park Bike Park (Winchester, VA): Riders on balance bikes, BMX and mountain bikes, including the new NICA mountain bike team, will all benefit from this new bike-ramp park, accessible by a multi-use trail. Frederick County Parks & Recreation selected the location because it has space to add features and elements over time.

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