We are proud to announce the recipients of the 2018 QBP Community Grant!
The below recipients have a demonstrated commitment to their communities and are wholly invested in getting more butts on bikes. We had over 80 incredible project proposals to go through and, while we wish we could have funded every one, we ended up narrowing it down to just 6. Please join us in congratulating them!
San Luis Obispo, CA
Known for “providing the Central Coast with great customer service since 1989,” Foothill Cyclery carries road bikes, mountain bikes, ebikes, and everything in between. The shop caters to avid cyclists and newcomers alike and was even voted 2017’s Best Bike Shop by Mustang News.
Foothill Cyclery is rolling out new women’s programming which will include: shop clinics, skills clinics, and trail building sessions with the ultimate goal of empowering women in cycling.
Over the Edge Sports’ roots go deep when it comes to local singletrack. Miles and miles of Fruita’s trails were born from the passion and commitment of its staff and have now become fixtures in the mountain bike community.
Destination Development supports tourism in more rural areas of Colorado by partnering with businesses and organizations in less-visited regions of the state.
These two groups have teamed up to host a trails-based conference called T.H.E. Trails Summit where bike industry leaders and trail advocates participate in sessions that address intentional trails-based tourism. Attendees will also be invited to attend a weekend-long camp out following the summit.
What began as a dare to quit smoking and complete a 600-mile bike tour eventually led to the opening of Bicycle Garage Indy in 1983. Today, the shop’s mission is to welcome everyone into bicycling and support an engaged and excited bike community.
Bicycle Garage Indy is going to improve bicycle safety by developing and implementing a bike-friendly driver program in coordination with IndyCog, a local bicycle advocacy organization.
With a focus on top-of-the-line customers service, offering a variety of off-road bikes for riders at all levels, and being experts in all things suspension, Fresh Bike Service has been a hub for mountain bikers since 2008.
Fresh Bike Service is partnering with Down Range LLC to establish MTB Vets, a non-profit organization that will provide veterans with an outreach program that utilizes mountain biking as a vessel for growth and healing. This program will address the need to assist veterans as they transition back into civilian life while providing resources and support for their families.
Founded in 1998, Athens Bicycle has always believed that bicycling and community go hand-in-hand, and that a great bike shop is an important part of a great community. The shop has extensive experience in volunteering and working with various local organizations such as the Athens City Council, the Athens Bicycle Club, and the Central Ohio Mountain Bike Organization.
Athens Bicycle is in the process of building a new recreation area consisting of 88 miles of purpose-built mountain bike trails in Wayne National Forest, which will be a big tourism draw and have a meaningful impact on cyclists who reside in surrounding communities.
With the tagline, “Save Time. Ride More,” Velofix is all about making bike maintenance more convenient so that cyclists can get out and ride. Locally-owned “Mobile Bike Shops” are housed in vans that travel to time-strapped cyclists and work on all types of bikes.
Velofix is putting its grant money towards Bike Host, a cycling mentorship program for newcomers to Canada. In addition to providing folding bikes for the program, Velofix plans to provide helmets, lights, and bells.