BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The third and final winner of the Bell Built grant program for 2014 is the Richmond Regional Ride Center in Richmond, Virginia. The project accumulated 13,896 votes over the last two weeks on Bell’s Facebook page.
The Richmond Regional Ride Center will split the $100,000 in trail-building grants distributed by Bell Helmets with two other regional projects—The Ft. Tuthill Bike Park in Flagstaff, Arizona, which won for the Western region, and the Cottage Grove Bike Park in Cottage Grove, Minnesota, the Central region winner.
With help from both Bell Helmets and IMBA, the grant money will help secure the funding to rehabilitate 15 miles of existing mountain bike trails and construct an additional 20 miles of trail. The goal is to incorporate approximately 15 miles of stacked-loop singletrack, and an additional 5 miles of flow trail, which will focus on a progression of difficulty.
The project will also focus on improving the existing trails onsite to diversity trails and depth of experience, along with developing a new gateway trail with two loops for novices, children, handcycles and bicycles pulling child trailers.
More information on the Richmond Regional Ride Center: www.bellhelmets.com/bellbuilt/richmond-regional-ride-center/.
Information on all three winners of the 2014 Bell Built program: http://www.bellhelmets.com/bellbuilt.