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. In Spring 2019, we funded eight projects that support better bicycling across the U.S.:
Jackson Street Bridge Placemaking (Atlanta, GA): Extensive community engagement led to a redesign of this bridge, with the final product including protected bike lanes, walking and viewing areas. Our grant of $10,000 will help the City of Atlanta build a safer facility that also meets the needs of the neighborhood.
Grand Traverse Traffic Garden + Pump Track (Traverse City, MI): Children and youth from the whole community will learn bicycle handling and riding skills on this traffic garden, funded with a grant of $7,500, that includes a miniature street pattern and pump track in the Civic Center park. Norte Youth Cycling will offer programming to schools and provide loaner bikes for anyone who needs one.
Warrior Trail Phase 3 (Terre Haute, IN): Griffin Bike Park received a grant of $7,500 to make its facility accessible to even more people with the addition of this mountain bike trail built to accommodate differently-abled riders on adaptive bikes. Building on the beginner adaptive trail currently under construction, this intermediate option will include adaptive jumps, berms and wooden features to provide an exhilarating experience to every type of rider.
Bridge the Ashley (Charleston, SC): Charleston Moves will use this $7,000 grant award to power its campaign to add to, retrofit or redesign three crossings of the Ashley River. Bridges that are safe and accessible to people on bike or on foot are critical to equitably connecting the residential and work centers of Charleston, North Charleston and the entire county.
Pump Track at the Big Blue Bike Barn (Newport, RI): This new pump track – located next to a park and connected to trails – will provide youth and families in this dense part of the city with a fun, safe place to ride. Bike Newport is using vacant land next to its Bike Barn and will offer programming and loaner bikes once the facility is complete.
Stumphouse Mountain Bike Park Trail Construction (Columbia, SC): Palmetto Conservation Foundation will use this $5,000 grant to develop an additional 10 miles of sustainable, single track flow trail to the existing four miles in this network. With very few places to mountain bike in the region, this facility will see increased use with each mile of trail added.
Horseshoe Canyon Non-Motorized Trail System: Bovine Re-route (Driggs, ID): Mountain Bike the Tetons will use this grant of $4,500 to make trail improvements allowing youth mountain bike programs and the local NICA team to use more of the trail network. By re-routing the existing Bovine Trail, beginner and intermediate riders will be able to access more of the network while improving its sustainability.
We Bike Juntos (Chicago, IL): Universidad Popular will use this $3,500 in funding to teach youth from the Little Village neighborhood the knowledge and skills to advocate for bike infrastructure and safety to their local Alderman. While the goal is to encourage elected leaders to direct some funding to bicycling, teenage participants will also learn how to campaign for improvements to their own community.
Check out our Get Local Map for grants funded in your state!