Ten International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) clubs received US$1,000 cash grants to create new freeriding, downhilling, and dirt jumping opportunities in 2007. Sponsored by Kona, the grant program provides financial assistance in creating technically challenging riding facilities that are completed in partnership with progressive local land managers.
"Legal freeride opportunities that will be maintained as community amenities are at a premium," said IMBA Field Programs Director, Scott Linnenburger. "Kona is leading the way in working with IMBA to take dirt jump, freeride and downhill styles of riding from the back of the woods to the forefront, where community leaders can see the positive response from riders and the improvement in their recreation offerings."
Friends of Pathways (Jackson, Wyoming): The Teton Pass Area Downhill-Specific Risk Management Plan
Dirt Corps (Snoqualmie, Washington): The Snoqualmie Bike Skills Park
Gateway Off-Road Cyclists (St. Charles, Missouri): Klondike Park Advanced Features Development
Diamond Peaks Mountain Bike Patrol (Fort Collins, Colorado): Spring Canyon Park Skills Area
Southwest Idaho Mountain Bike Association (Boise, Idaho): Idaho Velodrome and Cycling Park
Minneapolis Off-Road Cycling Advocates (Minneapolis, Minnesota): Theodore Wirth Park Black Diamond Trail Redevelopment
Chicago Area Mountain Bikers -West (Plainfield, Illinois): Van Horn Woods East Bike Park
Fat Tire Trail Riders Club (Spokane, Washington): Camp Seikani Downhill Trail Improvements
Fraser Valley Mountain Biking Association (Abbotsford, British Columbia): McKee Peak Mountain Bike Park
Langley Mountain Bike Association (Langley, British Columbia): Willoughby Mountain Bike Park