Free Bicycle Chain Recycling
Home
About BN
Our Services
Testimonials
Links
Contact

 

Join Our Mailing List
Email:
For Email Marketing you can trust

Bikes Belong

Bikes Belong Awards $30,000 in Grants

11.17.2010
Boulder, Colorado

Bikes Belong is pleased to announce funding awards to five great projects in our Fall 2010 grant cycle. These projects focus on seamless bicycle networks and new trails in their communities and will serve existing riders while inspiring new ones.

The Bikes Belong Grants Program is funded by our Employee Pro Purchase Program. Many thanks to the following participating members and their employees for making these awards possible:

- Trek - Specialized - Fuji - Giant - Cannondale - Shimano

Deckers Creek Trail Undercut Repair (Morgantown, WV)
The Deckers Creek Trail is part of a 48-mile network connecting downtown Morgantown with communities across three counties. Utilized by riders of all ages and abilities, the trail provides direct routes to and from schools, work, shopping centers, and parks, and is incorporated into West Virginia University Hospitals' rehabilitation and wellness programs. This $10,000 grant will allow the Monongahela River Trails Conservancy to complete critical repairs to the trail surface and foundation while improving drainage and stabilizing the stream banks to prevent further erosion. These necessary repairs will keep the trail system accessible to thousands of users each year.

More about the Deckers Creek Trail...

Grainger Road Bike Trail (Conway, SC)
The City of Conway has ambitious plans for incorporating bicycle and pedestrian friendly infrastructure into its community, and this $2,250 grant will contribute to these efforts. New bicycle-safe drainage grates and a redesigned trail crossing at U.S. Highway 378 will improve the connection between an existing recreation center, a new recreation complex, neighboring subdivisions, and a low-income neighborhood. Conway sees this project as an important part of its goal to create a bike route around the city and ultimately connect to the East Coast Greenway.

More about the Grainger Road Bike Trail...

Northampton and New Haven Canal Rail Trail (Northampton, MA)
The trail connecting Northampton to Hatfield is an important addition to the growing network serving riders throughout Hampshire County. Bikes Belong's $5,000 investment will fund survey and design work to get the project to the "shovel ready" phase with the goal of leveraging a much larger investment of state and federal dollars for construction. When completed, the project will tie to more than 24 miles of trail and serve some of the largest affordable-housing residential areas in Northampton.

More about the Northampton Rail Trail...

Saddlebrook Connector Trail (Omaha, NE)
Activate Omaha is participating in the ambitious effort to increase bicycling in Omaha and Douglas County, and its work has resulted in the development of 20 miles of on-street bicycle facilities. This project will use Bikes Belong's $7,750 grant to connect the large Hillsborough neighborhood to the Saddlebrook Joint Use Facility and Omaha's Metro Area Trails System through a simple connection over a short levy. Saddlebrook is a great example of the huge impact that short connectors can have on a community, giving kids a safe route to school and allowing cyclists to avoid major arteries. The organization will evaluate project success by measuring the number of riders before and after levy construction.

More about the Saddlebrook Connector Trail...

Wolf Creek Bicycle Trail (Poplar Bluff, MO)
Local mountain bike enthusiasts advocated for good trails close to home, and the U.S. Forest Service's Poplar Bluff Ranger District responded by partnering with the city, county, a local bike shop, and a cycling club to make it happen. The completed 21-mile trail network will provide beginner- to intermediate-level mountain biking and, through increased use, will prevent illegal dumping in this section of the Mark Twain National Forest. Partnering groups will contribute matching funds, materials, and volunteer labor, seeing this as the first step in creating a more bike-friendly environment with cycling routes throughout the city of Poplar Bluff. Bikes Belong's grant for this project is $5,000.

More about the Wolf Creek Bicycle Trail...

About Bikes Belong
Bikes Belong Coalition is the U.S. bicycle industry organization dedicated to putting more people on bicycles more often. We work to increase federal bike funding, award grants to support innovative bike projects, promote bicycling and its benefits, and back crucial national efforts such as Safe Routes to School, Bicycle Friendly Communities, and the National Bike Summit. Through the affiliated Bikes Belong Foundation, we focus on improving bicycle safety and enhancing bike programs for children.

Since Bikes Belong's Grants Program began in 1999, we have awarded 220 grants in 46 states and the District of Columbia, granting more than $1.7 million in cash and leveraging close to $650 million in federal, state, and private funding. Our facilities grants alone have helped finance close to 1,500 miles of bike paths and trails that link almost 8,000 miles of bike facilities.

For more information, visit bikesbelong.org.

###

Contacts
Bikes Belong
303-449-4893
mail@bikesbelong.org
www.bikesbelong.org

More from Bikes Belong:
Industry Offers Insight into National Bike Summit Attendance
Bikes Belong May '05 Newsletter
Bikes Belong Awards $7,500 to National Parks Conservation Association
Bikes Belong Creates Fund to Encourage Safe Bicycling
New Federal Transportation Law Authorizes Billions for Bicycling
Bikes Belong Coalition Funds the Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Bikes Belong Announces $30,000 in Grant Awards
Bikes Belong Publishes Bicycling Booklet
Bikes Belong October Newsletter
Safe Routes to School National Partnership Launches
Bikes Belong Awards $26,400 in Grants
Bikes Belong Elects New Officers
Bikes Belong January '06 Newsletter
Bikes Belong Awards $37,850 in Grants
Bikes Belong Hires Membership Development Director
Bikes Belong Awards $42,000 in Grants
Bikes Belong Awards $40,000 in Grants
Bikes Belong Forms Foundation to Promote Bicycle Safety, Children Bicycling
Bike's Belong October Newsletter
Pat Cunnane Joins Bikes Belong Board of Directors
Safe Routes to School National Partnership Receives Grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Bikes Belong January '07 Newsletter
Bikes Belong Awards $44,400 in Grants
Jeff Frehner, CEO of Pacific Cycle, Elected to Bikes Belong Board
Bikes Belong April '07 Newsletter
Bikes Belong Awards $50,000 in Grants
Bikes Belong and Boulder Sports Research to Track Sales in Pilot Program Communities
Bikes Belong Launches New Website
Bikes Belong and Interbike Ink Long-Term Partnership
Bikes Belong Awards $46,935 in Grants - 150 Grant Projects Funded Since 1999!
REI Grants $100,000 to Bikes Belong Foundation to Help U.S. Cities Become Bicycle Friendly
Bikes Belong November '07 News
Bikes Belong Awards $35,000 in Grants
Interbike and Giant Leaders Join Bikes Belong Board
Richard Fries, Top Cycling Journalist and Ambassador, Joins Bikes Belong Team
New York and Chicago Groups Receive $15,000 REI Grants to Improve Bicycling
Bikes Belong Awards $50,000 in Grants
Bikes Belong April '08 Newsletter
Complete Streets Bill Now in Both House and Senate
Bikes Belong Awards $44,200 in Grants for Recreation Projects
Bikes Belong Adds Two New Staff Members
Bikes Belong Awards Five REI/Bicycle Friendly Community Grants
Retailers: Are High Gas Prices Fueling Your Sales?
Bikes Belong August '08 News
Bikes Belong Survey Says: High Gas Prices are Fueling Bike Sales
Kicking into high gear: Nation's largest bike-sharing program debuts at Democratic National Convention
Bikes Belong Foundation, The Humana Foundation To Support Hurricane Relief With Donation For Each Ride On Freewheelin Bicycles During Republican National Convention
Bikes Belong Awards $33,000 in Grants
Freewheelin Bicycle-Sharing Project a Big Hit at Democratic, Republican National Conventions
Bikes Belong October '08 Newsletter
Bikes Belong Elects New Officers
Bikes Belong Awards $40,000 in Grants
News from the Bikes Belong Foundation
Bikes Belong February '09 Newsletter
Bikes Belong Awards $50,000 in Grants
Senator Harkin, Rep. Matsui Introduce Complete Streets Act of 2009
News from Bikes Belong
Bikes Belong Names Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Bikes Belong Hosts Bicycling Research Symposium
Bikes Belong Awards $49,500 in Grants
Industry Leader Bruno Maier Joins Bikes Belong Staff
Bikes Belong Releases BMX Access Survey Results
Bikes Belong News, August 2009
Bikes Belong Awards $40,000 in Grants
New Bikes Belong project seeks to bring global best practices to U.S. bicycling
Survey Finds Retailers Value and Support Bike Advocacy
New Bikes Belong Study Quantifies Benefits of Recreational Road Rides in America
Grants News from Bikes Belong Coalition
Bikes Belong February 2010 News
Bikes Belong Awards $55,000 in Grants
Bikes Belong Awards Five REI/BFC Grants
New Campaign Aims to Unite One Million Voices to Advance Bicycling in America
Bikes Belong Awards $50,000 in Grants
Bikes Belong Hosts U.S. Transportation Leaders at Best Practices Workshop
Bikes Belong Awards $15,000 in Grants
U.S. City Leaders Convene in the Netherlands to Study World-Class Bicycling
Peopleforbikes.org Campaign Races to Unite One Million Voices to Advance Bicycling in America
Cannondale and Shimano Join Other Industry Leaders in Supporting Bikes Belong Grant Program
Bikes Belong Awards $30,000 in Grants
Bikes Belong January 2011 News
Grants News from Bikes Belong Coalition
Cyclocross Superstar Tim Johnson Rides to D.C. in Support of Bikes Belong
Bikes Powerfully Transform Cities In New Video
Danish Cyclocross Champion Shows U.S. City Leaders the Best in Bicycling
Bikes Belong Awards $60,000 in Grants
Bikes Belong, SRAM Partner to Promote Safe Urban Bikeways
Bikes Belong Awards $62,500 in Grants
Bikes Belong January News
Bikes Belong's Green Lane Project Selects Six Focus Cities
Bikes Belong Awards $60,000 in Grants
Top Bike Advocate Jenn Dice to Join Bikes Belong Staff in 2013
Bikes Belong's Green Lane Project Awarded $100,000 from REI

WorldJerseys

 


Featured Archived News

Advocacy
Awards
Books
Business
Contests
Events
Help Wanted
Media
Personnel
Products
Promotion
Services
Sponsorship
Trade Events
Travel


Search Archives


 ©2017 Bicycle Newswire | tel:1-866-690-NEWS | Email | Privacy | RSS Feed