Thursday, October 7, 2010

'Bikes Belong Coalition' Partner and Funder

Velo Mondial's American partner in Showcasing The Netherlands 'Bikes Belong' runs a Grant Program that strives to put more people on bicycles more often by funding important and influential projects that leverage federal funding and build momentum for bicycling in communities across the U.S. These projects include bike paths and rail trails, as well as mountain bike trails, bike parks, BMX facilities, and large-scale bicycle advocacy initiatives. Since 1999, Bikes Belong has awarded 215 grants to municipalities and grassroots groups in 49 states and the District of Columbia, investing $1.7 million in community bicycling projects and leveraging close to $650 million in federal, state, and private funding. Learn more about the grants we've awarded in your area by viewing our grants map or searching our grants database. Learn more about who is eligible to apply for Bikes Belong funding, and what we do and don't fund. In this section you can learn more about our REI/Bicycle Friendly Community grants and the Paul David Clark Bicycling Safety Fund. Click here to view a brochure highlighting our Grant Program. The Bikes Belong Coalition was formed in 1999 as the national coalition of bicycle retailers and suppliers.