Bell Helmets to continue 'Bell Built' trail funding program in 2014

Grants from Bell helped to build three new trails in 2013

Bell Helmets will continue its Bell Built trail funding partnership with IMBA in 2014 following a successful launch in 2013. 

As in 2013, Bell will provide IMBA with $100,000 in grant funding to support trail-building efforts across the US. Interested parties should visit www.imba.com/grants/bell-built for more details. Finalists will be announced the first week of March, with winners to be announced in May.

It its first year, this partnership helped to fund the development of a bike park in Steamboat Springs, Colorado; a flow trail in Burke, Vermont; and a downhill trail in Copper Harbor, Michigan.

Here are the videos of from the 2013 Bell Built grant winners.

Josh Patterson

Tech Editor, US
Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Being stubborn, endurance racing was a natural fit. Josh bankrolled his two-wheeled addiction by wrenching at various bike shops across the US for 10 years and even tried his hand at frame building. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, cyclocross, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Anywhere with rock- and root-infested technical singletrack. He also enjoys unnecessarily long gravel races.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Remedy 29 9.9, Yeti ASRc, Specialized CruX, Spot singlespeed, Trek District 9
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following, a custom Moots 27.5+ for bikepacking adventures
  • Beer of Choice: PBR
  • Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA

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