BBC Grant Recipients 2019

Summary of 2019 BBC Community Grants

Using revenue from its RAIN Ride event, Bloomington Bicycle Club supports a program of grants to a variety of community groups, including nonprofit organizations and programs, schools, and other civic-minded organizations, with the aim to

  • Promote and encourage bicycling for recreation, competition, travel, and transportation
  • Train and educate the community about bicycles and bicycling
  • Promote better public understanding and respect for the rights of bicyclists and the observance of traffic regulations by bicyclists and drivers
  • Promote bicycle safety

This year 9 organizations received grants, totaling almost $20,000:

  • Bloomington Community Bike Project:Bike Project Spring Build-Up”—Materials for repair of roof at leased facility and upgrade of tool library, $ 2,500.00 
  • Bloomington High School Solar Bike Team:World Green Challenge”—Upgrade of motor and components on boys’ solar bicycle and transportation of boys’ and girls’ bikes to event in Japan, $ 3,000.00 
  • Boys & Girls Club of Morgan County:Club Riders Morgan County”—Bikes, helmets, snacks for preteen and teen riding program, $ 1,960.00 
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington-Ferguson Crestmont Unit: Crestmont Club Riders”—Toolkits, safety gear, pumps, hooks, $1,250.00 
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington-Lincoln Street Unit:Lincoln Street Club Riders”—Safety gear, first aid kits, equipment, $ 1,000.00 
  • deCycles:deCycles 2019 Bicycle Trip”—Subsidize cost of summer trip, $ 3,000.00 
  • Hoosier Mountain Bike Association:Weed Patch Phase 1”—First section of Intermediate level connector trail between Limekiln and Hesitation Point,$5,000.00 
  • Opportunity House:Bicycle for Bargains and Community Support”—Bike rack and installation, $ 300.00
  • Unionville Elementary School:Enjoy the Ride”—Purchase of 8 MOBO Trikes to enhance existing recess program, $ 1,992.00