Bikes Belong awarded six grants to grassroots groups in Colorado, Georgia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, and Washington to help build new bike paths and trails.
The Greater Houston Off-Road Biking Association (GHORBA) received US$10,000 to expand the trail system at Double Lake Recreation Area. The Bikes Belong grant matches a Recreational Trails Program grant and will enable the group to hire professional trailbuilders to help the all-volunteer group with their work.
The Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association, Woodstock Chapter (SORBA Woodstock) also received US$10,000 to expand the Blankets Creek Trail in Georgia. Plans include extending the beginner loop and creating an advanced loop with technical terrain.
Other grants went to the Whatcom Council of Governments for the Coast Millennium Trail in Bellingham, Washington; the Centerville-Washington Park District for the Iron Horse Trail near Dayton, Ohio; the Trails and Open Space Coalition for the Pikes Peak Greenway/South Tejon Street Connector in Colorado Springs, Colorado; and the Yukon BMX Parents and Riders Association for Track and Trail Enhancements in Yukon, Oklahoma.