After a successful first year, Bell Helmets
proudly announce they will be back again in 2014, providing trail assistance for mountain bike projects across the USA.
In 2014, the Bell Built program
is looking to build upon its 2013
success, and hopes to receive even more interest from different mountain
biking communities. Like last year, 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
Bell Helmets and IMBA received
over a hundred grant submissions last year from IMBA chapters, clubs and
land management agencies, and it is expected that the number of
applications will increase in 2014. IMBA Trail Solutions
international leader in developing singletrack trails, was responsible
for the building and designing of all three trail projects and will
continue this in 2014 with help from local volunteers.
in January and running through the end of February, Bell Helmets and
IMBA will begin taking applications for 2014 trails, with finalists
named during the first week of March. Voting will then come in three
regional phases, starting in April with the West coast, and ending in
May with the East coast, with central voting in between. From there,
all winners will be officially announced in May 2014, with trail design
and construction beginning in June.