Richmond Ride Center wins East Coast Bell Built Grant


With 13,896 votes being accumulated in the last two weeks, the Richmond Regional Ride Center in Richmond, Virginia, will take home the final slot as the winner of the East region.


The Richmond Regional Ride Center, headed up by RVA MORE, will split the $100,000 in grant money with the two other regional winners (Ft. Tuthill Bike Park in Flagstaff, Arizona, and the Cottage Grove Bike Park in Cottage Grove, Minnesota).

With help from both Bell Helmets and those at IMBA, this grant money will help secure the funding to rehabilitate 15 miles of existing mountain bike trail and construct an additional 20 miles of trail. Its goal is to incorporate approximately 15 miles of stacked-loop singletrack, and an additional five miles of flow trail, which will focus on a progression of difficulty.

The project will also focus on improving the existing trails on-site to diversity trails and depth of experience, along with developing a new gateway trail with two loops for novices, children, handcycles and bicycles pulling child-trailers.

To check out their video and to find more information on the Richmond Regional Ride Center, you can click here. And to find information on all three winners for the 2014 Bell Built program, you may do so at Bell Built.