News: Bell Built Grant Returns for 2014

Thanks to a very successful 2013 contest and promotion, the Bell Built Grant is returning for 2014. Just like they did in 2013, “the 2014 program will consist of $100,000 in grants to fund three mountain bike trail projects that create places for a broad spectrum of mountain bikers  — which includes any combination of bike park/pump track, flow trails and/or downhill/gravity trails,” according to Bell.

Bell has partnered with IMBA on this grant project, and last year they received over 100 grant applications. Once the winners were chosen, Trail Solutions was utilized to build the trails funded by the Bell Built grant.

Bell Helmets and IMBA will be accepting applications for the grant starting in January and running through February. The finalists will be announced during the first week of March, and then the online voting will commence during April and May. The winners will be announced in May, and construction will begin in June.

Check out the video below for just one of three examples of what Bell Built in 2013:

2013 Bell Built Grants: Steamboat Springs, Colorado from IMBA on Vimeo.

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2 thoughts on “News: Bell Built Grant Returns for 2014

  1. IMBA did some great work building a flow trail at Kingdom Trails on Burke Mountain. It is a shame that Burke recently severed ties with Kingdom Trails, especially after all the hard work that the KT trail crew has done on the mountain.

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