Organization: Eagle Park/Boise Area Mountain Bike Association
Type: MTB Project
This $10,000 grant helped the nonprofit Idaho Velodrome and Cycling Park (IVCP) in Eagle, Idaho, to build a downhill trail—part of Phase II of the park's multidisciplinary design. This trail enhanced the park—which already had dirt jumps for all levels, a fully irrigated dual-slalom and mountain-cross course, two pump tracks, a skills park, and 10 miles of cross country mountain bike trails. This ambitious group also plans to expand the skills park, build a BMX track, and add race infrastructure in Phase II, insuring that there's something for every rider at IVCP. A contribution from REI, local funding, and a lot of elbow grease (more than 6,000 volunteer hours) from the Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association's (SWIMBA) dedicated members have helped make this visionary facility possible.