South Carolina group wins 2012 USAC – IMBA Trail Tune-Up Grant


Colorado Springs, Colo. (October 23, 2012) — USA Cycling and the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) are pleased to name SORBA-Midlands the 2012 recipient of the USA Cycling/IMBA Trail Tune-Up Grant.

The South Carolina group will net $2,000 in funding, as well as a follow-up visit from the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew which will provide technical assistance for the grant winner’s trail projects.

The assistance will allow the Midlands, S.C. chapter of SORBA, Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association, to move the Poinsett Race Circuit from a state forest to an adjacent state park.

“Closures during hunting season made the state forest a less than ideal location for this popular racing and training venue,” said SORBA Midland’s Steve Masone. “Moving to the state park will allow for year-round access.”

The grant was first announced earlier this month at the IMBA World Summit in Santa Fe, NM, with Masone on hand to receive the award.

Applicants for the IMBA/USAC Trail Tune-up Grant were USA Cycling and IMBA member clubs from all over the country. The grant is awarded annually and completely funded by USA Cycling members through an optional land access checkbox on USA Cycling license applications and renewal forms.

For more information about the Trail Tune-Up Grants, please click here.

source: Keri S. Kahn
USA Cycling, Inc.

About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.

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