Riding a bike in Helena, MT will get even better than this when its new trail opens!
Since 1999, we have awarded more than 381 grants to bicycling projects and programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Our eight Spring 2017 grant awardees are building better places to ride from Massachusetts to Montana:
Clippership Connector: The Mystic River Watershed Association will use this $10,000 grant to fund community outreach and design and engineering for a critical half-mile link on the Mystic River Greenway. Once complete, the Greenway will extend 10 miles and connect Medford city center with several parks, two transit stations, schools and residential areas.
Peaks to Creeks Initiative Trail Infrastructure: The Prickly Pear Land Trust will add PeopleForBikes funding of $10,000 to state and local grants to complete Phases 1 and 2 of this key connector. When complete, the trail will link to an existing commuter and recreational trail through Helena and allow people on bike and on foot to access new public open space, Tenmile Creek, Fort Harrison, the VA Hospital, and surrounding neighborhoods with ease and safety.
Trails at Jakes Rocks: PeopleForBikes funding of $10,000 will match local, regional and federal grants to add 10 miles of mountain bike trail to the existing network. The Warren County Development Association in partnership with the US Forest Service hopes to boost recreational opportunities for residents and tourists alike with the construction of trails that serve beginner to advanced riders.
2017 Better Bike Project: The new Three Mile Creek Greenway, a multi-use path near downtown Mobile, will be an even more attractive option for people on bikes with the addition of bike parking and fixit stations. PeopleForBikes funding of $8,000 will match dollars already raised by the Delta Bike Project to purchase and install a total of nine bicycle repair stations with pumps and parking for 70 bikes in Mobile near this new trail.
New York Mechanical Gardens Bike Repair Outpost: The New York Mechanical Gardens Bike Coop will transform a shipping container into a public resource for outreach, education and bike maintenance with the help of this PeopleForBikes grant of $6,500. Located in a community garden along a popular Queens bike route, the facility will be outfitted with work benches, tool stations and bike racks and will offer workshops, classes and other events.
East Rim Mountain Bike Trail, Phase 2 Expansion: PeopleForBikes funding of $3,000 will help the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park add 6.5 miles of intermediate trail to the existing East Rim Trail network. Cuyahoga Valley National Park will partner with the local Cleveland Area Mountain Biking Association to provide volunteer labor to construct and maintain these trails with the goal of increasing mountain biking in northeast Ohio.
Historic District Bike Rack Stations: Historic locations and other key destinations in this small border town will add bike parking with help from this PeopleForBikes grant of $3,000. The City will add racks for up to 10 bikes on Main Street, the central plaza, at schools and shopping areas.
Norwalk River Valley Trail - WilWalk Section: Friends of the Norwalk River Valley Trail will use this $3,000 grant for a two-mile segment of the planned 38-mile trail, matching state funding already secured. The WilWalk segment will extend from the Wilton Town Center to the Merritt7 office complex in Norwalk and connect to two heavily used train stations as well.
Check out our Get Local Map for grants funded in your state!