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Small Grant Winners Will Receive $11,600 in Cash From IMBA

Small Grant Winners Will Receive $11,600 in Cash From IMBA


For Immediate Release 7/2/2015
Contact Mark Eller
IMBA Communications Director
303-545-9011 ext. 115

IMBA and its corporate partners offer a range of grants for chapters and affiliated organizations to support their trail building, advanced education, trail maintenance and other efforts. This summer, we are pleased to announce that $11,600 in cash ($2,000 more than last year) will be awarded through IMBA’s small grants program. Grantees are located in every region of the U.S.—from Florida to California to Wisconsin—demonstrating that strong mountain bike groups and great trail projects are present in all corners and landscapes of the country.

"Small grants are a great way to kick start local efforts and often are combined with community funding to drive a larger project like a bike park or new trail, " said Rich Cook, IMBA Development Director. "We appreciate that Fox, Osprey and Clif Bar understand this and have contributed to growing IMBA's small grants program."

Visit the grants information page to learn about all the funding opportunities on offer.

IMBA/CLIF Bar Trail Preservation Grants

Ten cash grants ($500 each) to promote environmental education and inspire conservation in the mountain biking community:

  • Gravity Riders Organization of Arizona (AZ)
  • Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association, Uncompahgre Chapter (CO)
  • SORBA Jax (FL)
  • Sorba Orlando (FL)
  • Chicago Area Mountain Bikers (IL)
  • Austin Ridge Riders Mountain Bike Club (TX)
  • Mankato Area Mountain Bikers (MN)
  • Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists (MN)
  • Northwest NC MTB Alliance (NC)
  • Roanoke IMBA (VA)
Project example: In Chicago, CAMBr will use its grant to clean up the landscape and rebuild trails in a nature preserve for the purpose of enhancing trail access for mountain bikers, hikers and runners alike. The area is overgrown, eroded and full of garbage but, thanks to CAMBr, not for long.

IMBA/Osprey "Let's Build Trails" Program

Four cash grants ($400 each) to support projects that are beneficial for the continuation or growth of recreational mountain biking in the United States:

  • Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Trail Volunteers (CA)
  • Evansville Mountain Bike Association (IN)
  • Mid-Michigan Mountain Bike Association (MI)
  • Midlands SORBA (SC)
Project example: The Mid-Michigan Mountain Bike Association will use its grant to support a “mapping mania” initiative. The group’s goal is to map and sign the six, primary, multi-use trails in the groups’s territory, half of which they intent to complete by December 2015.

IMBA/FOX Bike Park and Pump Track Grants

Nine grants ($500-$1,000 each) to support sustainable bike park and pumptrack projects initiated by IMBA chapters and affiliated organizations.

  • Chico Velo (CA)
  • San Diego Mountain Biking Association (CA)
  • Silicon Valley Mountain Bikers (CA)
  • Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association (CO)
  • Cuyuna Mountain Bike Crew (MN)
  • Iron Range Off-Road Cylclists (MN)
  • SORBA Tri-Cities (TN)
  • Capital Off-Road Pathfinders (WI)
  • Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association (WI)
Project example: Chico Velo in California is planning to build the ciy of Chico's first community pump track, which will lay the groundwork for future bike park projects. The group will use its grant to buy tools for its “track maintenance team,” which will maintain the facility’s technical elements to maximize long-term rider safety and enjoyment.

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