The bicycle advocacy group Bikes Belong awarded $55,000 to seven different projects as part of their winter grant cycle, mostly to groups building mountain bike trails and bike paths throughout the country.
Bikes Belong awarded four $10,000 grants to the Moab Trails Alliance, The Ohio River Way Inc, The Cuyuna Lakes Trail Association in Crosby, Minnesota, and the City of Redmond, Washington for construction of various trails, bike paths, and bike parks.
Two $5,00 grants also went to constructing trails in Cable, Wisconsin and Boone, North Carolina, with the final $5,000 going toward funding a bike park in the city of Middleton, Wisconsin.
The Bikes Belong grants are funded through their Employee Pro Purchase Program, in which employers in the bicycle industry collect a small donation from employees wishing to purchase gear at pro-deal prices, which is then directly donated to Bikes Belong at the end of the quarter. The program is quite successful, with Bikes Belong awarding over $180,000 in cash grants each year.
Fore more information on Bikes Belong and to view a complete description of all the grants awarded, check out their site here.