The Cycle Oregon Fund was able to award 14 grants equaling almost $95,000 this year. These grants will benefit projects like creating a technology-enabled classroom in Chiloquin, building a “cycling oasis” on a remote section of the Old West Scenic Bikeway, and remodeling and updating the community center in Port Orford. Thanks to voluntary donations from riders and supporters, the fund also awarded an additional $137,000 in community grants to the 2017 Classic host communities impacted by last summer’s forest fires.
In addition to these community grants, Cycle Oregon continues to contribute to our most ambitious project to date – the Salmonberry Trail. In the last four years we have donated $225,000 and have pledged to raise $1,000,000 in total for the Salmonberry Trail Project in an ongoing effort to restore this Portland-to-coast adventure trail.
Here’s the full list of 2017 grants awarded.
2017 Grant awards:
- A canopy to cover the stage during Cottage Grove’s Bohemia Mining Days
- Convert a community center room into a multipurpose technology-enabled classroom in Chiloquin, Oregon
- Purchase and placement of three bicycle repair stations throughout the town of Forest Grove, Oregon
- Purchase and installation of a bike Fix-it-station in downtown Redmond, Oregon
- Support for STEM Education Bike Mechanics program at two Portland High Schools
- Fix-it-stations at three locations in Cottage Grove, Oregon
- Creation of a “Cyclist’s Oasis” along a remote segment of the Old West Scenic Bikeway in Eastern Oregon
- A public art project at Portland State University that celebrates the 50th anniversary of Oregon’s Bike Bill
- Remodeling and updating of the Community Center in Port Orford, Oregon
- Safety equipment to be given away by Safe Kids West Oregon
- Rebuilding and upgrade the 90-year old exhibit hall at the Halfway Fairgrounds that was destroyed by the winter of 2017
- Continued support to help make the Salmonberry Trail from Portland to the coast a reality
- Continued support of The Street Trust, a bicycle advocacy group out of Portland, Oregon