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IMBA and CLIF® Bar Seek Applicants for 2013 Trail Preservation Grants

For Immediate Release 4-8-2013
Contact Mark Eller
IMBA Communications Director
303-545-9011 ext.115

IMBA and CLIF® Bar seek applicants for the 2013 IMBA/CLIF Bar Trail Preservation Grants to support projects that preserve and enhance trail access, promote environmental education and inspire conservation in the mountain bicycling community.

Ten $500 grants will be awarded to IMBA Chapters and Clubs that meet the project criteria. Projects must be located in the United States.

UPDATED: The application deadline is May 30, 2013.

“CLIF Bar continues to be honored to work with IMBA and help support the Trail Preservation Grants," said Bryan Cole, Manager of FreeSport Culture and Advocacy at Clif Bar. "As outdoor enthusiasts, we are deeply committed to protecting the places we play. Each year we are humbled by the passionate individuals who choose to give back to their local communities and help preserve the outdoors for future adventures.”

“Small grants like this are often the catalyst that can spark a much larger project and fundraising effort. The CLIF Bar IMBA Trail Preservation Grants have inspired dozens of sustainably designed trails all over the country,” said IMBA Development Director, Rich Cook. View a list of 2012 grant recipients and projects.

Learn more about IMBA's grant programs and other resources for trail development, maintenance and preservation.

About IMBA: The International Mountain Bicycling Association is the largest mountain bike advocacy organization in the world, withover 110 chapters and 600 clubs in all 50 states and in seven countries. Support from CLIF Bar and thousands of other members, have helped IMBA foster relationships with government land managers and local communities to create, enhance and preserve great trail experiences for mountain biking and a multitude of trail users. Visit for more info.

About CLIF Bar: A leading maker of nutritious and organic foods and drinks for people on-the-go, Clif Bar & Company has been an Above-and-Beyond IMBA corporate member since 1995, and has donated nearly $200,000 and more than 100,000 CLIF Bars to support IMBA volunteer stewardship and environmental service projects. For more information on Clif Bar & Company, please visit, check out our Facebook page at and follow us on Twitter at: