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PeopleForBikes and Paul David Clark Fund award $32k to NICA

Published May 20, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes is providing $32,000 to the National Interscholastic Cycling Association this year, through two separate funds.

The PeopleForBikes Coalition will award $15,000 to NICA, while the PeopleForBikes Foundation's Paul David Clark Bicycling Safety Fund will provide $17,000.

The Clark Fund is a legacy project dedicated to Paul Clark — a San Francisco bike rider who died in a bicycle-truck collision in 2005. The Clark Fund focuses on initiatives that promote safety and youth ridership. It has previously supported programs like San Francisco Bicycle Coalition's Healthy Saturdays events, the NorCal High School Mountain Bike League, Transportation Alternatives' Campaign for Car-Free Parks, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition's Share the Road event, and PeopleForBikes' Roll Together campaign.

Paul Clark was the brother of industry veteran Blair Clark, a vice president at GU and PeopleForBikes' board president.

"Our family could not think of a better investment in the future of youth bicycling than an investment in NICA," said Blair Clark, brother of Paul and board president of the PeopleForBikes Foundation. "NICA's core values of enabling every student-athlete to develop a strong body, a strong mind and a strong character through their efforts on the bike is a fitting tribute to my brother Paul's life, whose love of the outdoors and cycling in particular, made him a role model for others."

PeopleForBikes' president, Tim Blumenthal, said, "PeopleForBikes is proud to support NICA with this additional funding in 2015. We know that NICA's 15 leagues across the country play an important role in introducing teens and their families to the joy of mountain biking and we are pleased to invest in this work."

PeopleForBikes and NICA will collaborate on efforts to introduce and promote bicycling to more people where NICA leagues are operating across the U.S. The organizations will work together to educate NICA's licensed coaches, student-athletes and their parents on ways to get involved in PeopleForBikes' work to make better bicycling in America through community outreach and activism.

 

 

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