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|NORBA/IMBA Trail Tune-Up Grants Awarded
Seven $500 NORBA (http://www.usacycling.org)/IMBA Trail Tune-Up Grants have
been awarded to mountain biking groups seeking to create or improve trails
used for mountain bike racing, race training and recreational riding.
Trail Tune-Up Grants are completely funded by National Off-Road Bicycle
Association (NORBA) members through an optional checkbox on NORBA license
applications and renewal forms. The program has funded dozens of trail
improvement projects coast-to-coast since 1998 and is administered through a
partnership between the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)
The NORBA/IMBA Trail Tune-Up Grant winners are:
Kentucky Mountain Bike Association (http://www.kymba.org/), Kentucky - Grant
money will be used to improve a popular trail in Waverly Park in the
Jefferson County Memorial Forest. Long-term plans call for development of a
short-track race loop in the park.
Shenandoah Mountain Bike Club (http://www.shenandoahmountainbikeclub.com/),
Virginia - The SMBC will purchase trailwork tools to build and maintain
trails at Virginia's Massanutten Resort - site of several NORBA races each
New Orleans Metro Area Mountain Bike Organization (http://www.nomambo.com),
Louisiana - Funds will be used to upgrade the Spillway Trail, the only
shared-use singletrack in New Orleans. NOMAMBO organized a new race on the
trail this spring and will host another event in the fall.
Southern Off-Road Bicycling Association (http://sorba.org), Georgia - SORBA
will improve drainage on the famous Helen Trail in Unicoi State Park. The
route was used for several NORBA National races in the 1990's and is featured
in the Helen Fat Tire Fest, an annual SORBA fundraiser.
Boulder Off-Road Alliance (http://www.boa-mtb.org/), Colorado - The grant
will fund trail maintenance at Walker and Heil Ranch, two highly-popular
Boulder mountain biking loops.
Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association (http://www.cambatrails.org),
Wisconsin - The grant will help CAMBA relocate the Rock Lake Trail in the
Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. The new trail features 14 miles of
Mesa State Cycling Club, Colorado - The club is working to improve trails in
the Lunch Loop area near Grand Junction. Mesa State will host the Rocky
Mountain Collegiate Cycling Conference Regional Championships on this popular
trail system October 23-24.
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