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PeopleForBikes approves latest round of community grants

Published December 8, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The PeopleForBikes Coalition board of directors held its biannual meeting Tuesday. Among other business, the board approved the organization's 2018 budget and approved eight new recipients of PeopleForBikes' Community Grants program. The list of recipients is below. 

In other board meeting business, the PeopleForBikes Business Network highlighted a congressional targeting campaign that featured 20 in-district visits to bike retailers and suppliers by members of Congress and their staff. That team's report also noted significant attacks on bike funding and public lands (relating to the bicycle commuter tax benefit and national monuments in Utah) and the organization's response to them.

The board was briefed on the progress of the PlacesForBikes program, including momentum in the 10 Big Jump cities and the plan for the second annual conference, which will take place in Indianapolis in May of 2018.

The board discussed strategies to get more children riding for a lifetime and talked about the link between bike sales and bike infrastructure as measured by PeopleForBikes' new Bicycle Network Analysis tool.

The PeopleForBikes Community Grants Program is funded through the Employee Pro Purchase program, which collects donations from individuals who work in the industry and take advantage of pro pricing on bike equipment. Cannondale, Fuji, Giant, Shimano, Specialized and Trek currently participate.

Funded projects are as follows:

  • Salmon Valley Highway 93 South Trail, Salmon Valley Stewardship, Salmon, Idaho: $10,000
  • Thomas Beginner Mountain Bike Trail, New Historic Thomas, Thomas, West Virginia: $10,000
  • City of Dayton Welcome Park Bike Park, City of Dayton, Ohio: $8,000
  • Sugarcamp Mountain Bike Park, City of Prestonsburg, Kentucky: $8,000
  • Ditto Landing West Greenway, Huntsville Madison County Marina & Port Authority, Huntsville, Alabama: $5,000
  • The Old Blue River Trail, City of Manhattan, Kansas: $5,000
  • Folsom Trail, Salt Lake City, Utah: $3,400
  • Red Lantern Repair Stations, Red Lantern Bike Shop, Braddock, Pennsylvania: $950



Topics associated with this article: Advocacy/Non-profits

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