2012 Grants for IMBA Chapters and Clubs Announced

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For Immediate Release 03-13-2012

Contact: Mark Eller

Communications Director

303-545-9011 ext. 115

The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) is pleased to announce its 2012 grant offerings, provided in partnership with CLIF Bar, HucknRoll and USA Cycling. All three can be applied for separately using the same application and are available to IMBA-affiliated chapters and clubs. Applicants should be aware that not all deadlines are the same.

Grants available in 2012:

  • IMBA and CLIF Bar will award ten, $500 grants to fund projects that promote environmental education and inspire conservation in the mountain biking community. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2012. Click here to see the application requirements.
  • IMBA and HucknRoll will award four, $700 grants to support projects that maintain and improve the sustainability of local trails, preserve the environment and enhance conservation in the mountain bicycling community. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2012. Click here to see the application requirements.
  • IMBA and USA Cycling are offering Trail Tune-Up grants, which include $2,000 in funding and a follow-up visit from one of the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crews. The crews will provide technical assistance for the grant winners’ trail projects. Projects that create or improve trails used for mountain bike racing will receive the highest consideration, but funding can also be used to improve trails for race training and recreational riding. Applicants must be current members of IMBA, as well as USA Cycling member clubs/race promoters. The application period is May 15 – Aug. 15, 2012. Click here to see the application requirements.

All applications for the above grants must be submitted via IMBA’s 2012 Small Grants Application Form. Submissions will not be accepted via mail or email.

IMBA chapters and clubs with non-profit status may also apply for grants of up to $2,500 each from the North Face Explore Fund. Grants will be awarded by North Face to organizations with spring and summer activities geared toward youth that are based on three different focus areas: access to front and back country recreation, education for personal and environmental health, and connection to nature that will empower the future leaders of tomorrow. The North Face is a corporate supporter of IMBA. The application deadline is April 6, 2012.

IMBA, the largest mountain bike advocacy organization in the world, has over 750 affiliated chapters and clubs in all 50 states, and in seven countries. Support from CLIF, HucknRoll, USA Cycling, the North Face and 170 other corporate 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.