Since 1999, we have awarded more 366 grants to bicycling projects and programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Our Spring 2016 grant awardees are creating better places to bike for all ages and every type of rider. Take a look at our nine new grant-funded projects:
St. Albans Community Bike Repair Stations: St. Albans City School (VT) will use this grant of $1,365 to purchase and install a bike repair station next to the bike parking area that serves both the school and the neighboring community pool. Staff will also hold bike repair workshops, promote bike to school days and host rides for specific classes as part of their efforts to make biking fun and accessible to all.
Collins Ferry Connector Trail: This half-mile trail will provide easy and efficient access to the 48-mile Mon River Rail-Trail from residential areas and businesses along the Collins Ferry Road in Morgantown, WV. The Monongahela River Trails Conservancy will use their $5,000 grant to leverage $60,000 in federal funding to surface and sign this key connector.
Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails - City of Cuyuna Connector Trail: The Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew will help more people “ride to their ride” with this 4+ mile single track trail from the City of Cuyuna, MN to the popular Yawkey trails. A local funder is matching contributions, further leveraging PeopleForBikes’ $5,000 grant.
The Connection: PeopleForBikes’ $5,000 grant will help TrailSpring fund the design of a critical quarter-mile trail segment connecting two greenways separated by a freeway. This project will significantly improve safety and encourage more bicycling and walking in Springfield, MO.
Wild Chile BMX Track Upgrade: PeopleForBikes’ grant of $5,000 will match more than $18,000 in support from the City of Las Cruces, NM, to provide important additions and upgrades to the track facilities. Planned renovations include adding fencing and other barriers, enhancing drainage, and redesigning the track to improve safety and spectator viewing areas.
Neighborhood Loops: Funding for this Bike Newport (RI) project will be used to paint and sign neighborhood loops where children and adults can practice bike skills and increase their on-road confidence. The routes will include popular destinations such as the local community center, schools and park, and complements Bike Newport’s popular Bike Library, a fleet of restored bicycles available for local youth to borrow and earn.
Advocacy for Charlotte's First Protected Bike Lane: This $7,500 grant will help Sustain Charlotte (NC) garner support for better bicycling from elected leaders and the public. The organization’s goal is to get a commitment to build at least one protected bike lane in the downtown/central part of the city by January 2017.
Morristown Bike Depot: With the help of this $7,500 grant, the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition will provide safe, secure, weather-protected storage for 72 bicycles at the NJ Transit Train Station in Morristown. The organization will follow their successful Montclair model, using rental fees to support future bike depots.
Theodore Wirth Park Mountain Biking Event Trails: The Loppet Foundation will use this $10,000 grant to add 3.5 miles of trail, a dual slalom course, a skills training area and a pump track to the existing facilities at this Minneapolis (MN) park. This project will support existing youth programs and provide a more accessible venue for the local high school mountain bike league.
Check out our Get Local Map for grants funded in your state!