The International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA), along with its corporate partners, recently doled out $9,600 to 17 regional programs that will help chapters and affiliated organizations in their efforts of trail building, maintenance and education.
“Small grants are a great way to kickstart 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 get this and have contributed to growing IMBA’s small grants program.”
IMBA and CLIF Bar gave out ten trail-preservation grants of $500 each to programs that promote environment education and inspire conservation in the mountain biking community. The awards were given to many programs like SORBA-Jax, which will use its funding to improve hiking and biking trails in the Nocatee Preserve. Specifically, the money will help cover the cost of building materials and equipment necessary to build and enhance the trail-user experience.