I blogged twice last year about the development of the Cottage Grove Bike Park. I’ve been following it closely since A) it’s relatively close to my house (45 minutes); B) it’s huge; and C) it’s been the passion of Chance Glasford, fellow MORC Board member and the guy who taught me how to pump.
The park is a finalist in the Midwest region, competing for a third of the $100,000 grant offered by Bell Helmets in conjunction with IMBA. The winner is determined by popular vote going on now through May 4.
This is not only a big deal for the Cottage Grove Bike Park, it’s a big deal for all off-road cyclists (mountain bikers) in Minnesota, especially the Twin Cities metro and southern MN. All ages ride in bike parks like this one, from 2 year-olds to geezers like me.
See this video:
- Go to: http://bit.ly/BELLBUILT
- Select Cottage Grove Bike Park
- Enter the info required to make your vote official
- Remember to confirm your vote. You will receive an email from Bell that will contain a confirmation link. You must click this link to make your vote count.
Here’s the MORC press release:
Bell Helmets is giving away $100,000 in a trailbuilding contest, and we’re a finalist! Vote for us to make this dream a reality.
Do you support healthy active recreational opportunities for Minnesota youth? Of course you do and that’s why we’re seeking your support! The Cottage Grove Bike Park is among 4 finalists in the region, competing for a third of the $100,000 grant offered by Bell Helmets in conjunction with the International Mountain Bicycling Association. The winner will be determined by popular vote occurring between April 21 – May 4.
Cottage Grove Bike Park, located within West Draw Park (7050 Meadow Grass Avenue), has already received great community support and has been constructed by volunteers via partnership of Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists & the City of Cottage Grove. The ?nal vision of the park will contain a 4X race track, two pump tracks, a tot track, slope-style course, mountain bike skills course and dirt jumps.
Supporting this great project is easy, simply visit the below website between April 21st and May 4th to cast your vote! www.bellhelmets.com/BELLBUILT
And here a PDF of the Bell Built IMBA April Special e-Newsletter about CGPB that was sent out today: