$100K mountain bike Trail Grant (you vote who gets it)

$100,000 in grants is up for grabs to fund three mountain-bike trail projects. Bell Helmets is providing the cash, and the brand, along with the International Mountain Bicycling Association, has selected 12 finalist projects.

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The general public will decide who gets the money… and what biking communities get the new trails. From Minnesota to Colorado to South Carolina, the Bell Built Grants will fund a bike park/pump track, a flow trail, and downhill/gravity trail.

You can vote at the company’s Facebook page (must “Like” the brand to access the “Bell Build” app). In addition, gear giveaways and a grand prize trip with Western Spirit bike guides are up for grabs.

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Voting is now through early April. Grant recipients will be chosen and announced at the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, Calif., on April 19.

—Stephen Regenold

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