Burke Bike Park, VT – Bell Helmets and The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) recently announced the 12 finalists for the 2013 Bell Built Grants and is asking the public to help select the three winners. More than 100 exceptional applications were received from IMBA chapters and clubs as well as land management agencies across the country.
$100,000 in grant money will be awarded to fund three, mountain bike trail projects that will create places to ride for a broad spectrum of mountain bikers – one each in the categories of bike park/pump track, flow trail and downhill/gravity trail. Riders are encouraged to vote for their favorite project in each category on Bell’s Facebook page that officially went live earlier this week. Not only will three bike parks benefit from this contest, but also voters, who will be entered in weekly sweepstakes giveaways for swag and a grand prize of an all-expenses paid Western Spirit trip for two. The final grant recipients will be chosen based on a combination of public vote and input from Bell and IMBA staff and announced at the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, Calif., on April 19.
The Kingdom Trail Network sees almost 60,000 riders annually, as riders from Boston and Montreal flock to the region’s singletrack. Recently, the riding has expanded to include lift-accessed riding on Burke Mountain Resort. This project will take an existing trail and “flow-ify” it by adding berms, rollers, doubles, and other progressive features to result in the ultimate riding experience.
With the click of a button, you have a chance to help support your favorite bike park. Voting ends on April 12, 2013.