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SORBA-Midlands Named Winner of 2012 USA Cycling/IMBA Trail Tune-Up Grant

For Immediate Release 10-22-2012
Contact markeller [at] imba [dot] com (Mark Eller)
IMBA Communications Director
303-545-9011 ext. 115

SORBA-Midlands has been named the 2012 recipient of the USA Cycling/IMBA Trail Tune-Up Grant, netting $2,000 in funding and a follow-up visit from the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew. The Crew will provide technical assistance for the grant winners’ trail project.

The assistance will allow SORBA-Midlands to move the Poinsett Race Circuit from a state forest and relocate it to an adjacent state park. “Closures during hunting season made the state forest a less than ideal location for this popular racing and training venue,” said SORBA Midland’s Steve Masone. “Moving to the state park we will allow for year-round access.”

The grant was first announced earlier this month at the IMBA World Summit in Santa Fe, NM, with Masone on hand to receive the award.

The Trail Tune-Up Grants are completely funded by USA Cycling members through an optional checkbox on USA Cycling license applications and renewal forms. The program is administered through a partnership between USA Cycling and IMBA. Look for an update page with information about the 2013 application process in upcoming weeks.