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IMBA and Competitive Cyclist Announce 2013 Trail Improvement Grants

IMBA and online mountain bike retailer Competitive Cyclist are pleased to announce the 2013 IMBA/Competitive Cyclist Trail Improvement Grants.

Trail Improvement grants support projects that maintain and improve the sustainability of local trails, preserve the environment and enhance conservation values in the mountain bicycling community. Four grants of $700 will be awarded to IMBA-affiliated clubs that meet the project criteria.

The application deadline is May 30, 2013.

Read about the project requirements and apply online.

“Small grants like this are a great boost to support volunteer trail work and ongoing trail maintenance needs. We hope to inspire volunteer groups throughout the IMBA network to apply the principles of sustainable trail design and work to improve their local riding conditions,” said IMBA Development Director, Rich Cook.

“We understand that our ability to sell bikes and recruit new people to the amazing world of mountain biking is directly related to trail access,” said Competitive Cyclist co-founder, Brendan Quirk. “We are proud to support IMBA and honored to help improve the sport of mountain biking through trail improvement grants.”

IMBA, the largest mountain bike advocacy organization in the world, has over 110 Chapters and 600 affiliated clubs in all 50 states and seven countries. Support from Competitive Cyclist, and thousands of other members has 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.

Learn more about IMBA's small grants program and other resources that support mountain bike trail development, maintenance and volunteer stewardship.

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