Act Now to Build a Community Bike Park with Saris’ Support – The Saris Foundation sees a world with more community bike parks. A world where more kids replace screen time with bike time. So their foundation gives grants, provides resources and planning assistance to help you build a safe place for kids to ride and build skills in your own neighborhood.
Building a community bike park is more than scratching out a pumptrack. And after seeing the success of neighborhood engagement at Madison & Dane County, WI bike parks, Saris established The Saris Foundation to funds new bike park building projects across the country and beyond.
Whether you represent another nonprofit, a local bike shop or other business, a school, or an interested town, The Saris Foundation would be happy to help kick-start a new bike park in your community – providing funds to build a place to ride, community ride programs, free bike distribution, bike repair, service, and their storage. Their grant application is easy and straightforward, but you need to act fast.
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This season’s Saris bike park & pump track building support is only open until Jan 31 at: Saris.com
Where to ride
- Ride with INEOS in virtual Zwift Training Camp – INEOS is running an online training camp via Zwift, and you are welcome to join in. They’ve actually already started training for the upcoming road season on the virtual roads of Watopia this week, but the six week camp offers plenty more chances to join in. You can train in scheduled group workouts for a more social feel, or take advantage of their shared workouts folder for on-demand solo training sessions. There are 2 workouts each week, running through the start of March. See if you can hop on the wheel of recent Tour de France winners Geraint Thomas & Egan Bernal, or the rest of their star-studded pro team. Zwift.com
- Ride with Rocky Mountain as a Crew Ambassador – The Rocky Mountain Crew is a new global ambassador program bringing together a network of community leaders focused on helping others progress and have as much fun on their bikes as possible. Meant to help build fun and accessible opportunities for riders to progress, Rocky Mountain bikes is looking to build a glocal Crew of certified coaches, mechanics & trail builders to lead on & off the trails in support of Rocky Mountain dealers & events. Crew members will get big bike discounts, free gear for themselves, and free giveaways for community events. If that sounds up your alley, apply to RMB until Feb 15. More details & applications at: Bikes.com
- Win a Norco frame & HandUp gloves – HandUp are giving away a totally one-of-a-kind Norco mountain bike frame to one lucky winner. Plus, they’ll ride away with TWELVE pair of custom HandUp gloves to match the TEC-Gnar custom-painted frame. The bike is a size Large chromoly Norco Torrent hardtail frame. And the matching gloves will be the only 12 pairs ever made. Simply enter your email & address before Apr 22 to win at: HandUpGloves.com
- Win a Leadville 100 entry, a Niner MTB, Unbound entry, a Vaast gravel bike & much more! – This From The Ground Up contest is actually bonkers! Their Project Leadville season 2 wants to outfit three lucy riders set on going from entry-level riders to conquering both the benchmark gravel race Unbound AND one of the longest, toughest cross-country mountain bike race out there – Leadville 100. Their thought is that the pandemic introduced tons of new people to cycling, but how can they encourage new riders to step it up a notch in taking cycling seriously, so they’ll keep riding bikes even when life eventually gets back to normal. So, they’re putting up a mega kit for 3 lucky winners: a Niner mountain bike, a Vaast gravel bike, two Industyr Nine wheelsets, a Whoo indoor trainer, Elemnt computer & Wahoo training plan membership, a Kuat bike rack, free bike transport via Bike Flights, a bunch of Pearl Izumi riding kit, Sweet Protection helmets & glasses, and more… plus those two coveted race entries. Find out more and sign up TODAY! (applications must be submitted before the end of January!) at: FromTheGroundUp.bike