MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN) — The Adventure Cycling Association raised more than $128,000 for the U.S. Bicycle Route System through a campaign held last month.
The USBRS is a developing national network of bike routes that will eventually link urban, suburban, and rural areas using a variety of bike-friendly corridors. To date, 5,616 miles of the system have been designated.
"We greatly appreciate the support of our members, donors, and other cyclists," said Amanda Lipsey, Adventure Cycling's development director. "These funds will help us work side by side with more volunteers in more states to expand the U.S. Bicycle Route System in 2014."
During the fundraising campaign, business sponsors donated $7,500 and provided $4,000 in in-kind donations used as giveaways to inspire individual contributions.
Business sponsors included: Bikeflights.com, BOB Gear by Britax Child Safety Inc., Ortlieb, Planet Bike,Primal Wear and TeamEstrogen.com. In-kind sponsors included Bikeflights.com, Cygolite, Hans Bagworks, J&B Importers, Nutcase, Ortlieb,Osprey Packs, Planet Bike and Primal Wear. Two bike clubs, Almaden Cycle Touring Club and Cascade Bicycle Club, contributed $2,000 total to fuel a special "club week" matching challenge.
More information: www.adventurecycling.org/usbrs.