From Adventure Cycling:
Adventure Cycling Association today announced three new grants in support of the organization’s work to establish an official United States Bicycle Route System (USBRS). The grants will enable Adventure Cycling to continue its organizing and cartographic work with federal and state agencies and nonprofits to establish what could become the largest national cycling route network on the planet.
The grants were provided by: the SRAM Cycling Fund ($30,000), established by the bike component maker SRAM to support committed national advocacy efforts that enhance cycling infrastructure, safety and access; the Surdna Foundation ($15,000), a grant-making foundation based in New York which is interested in fostering catalytic, entrepreneurial programs that offer viable solutions in the fields of the environment, community revitalization, effective citizenry, the arts and nonprofits; and the Lazar Foundation ($10,000), based in Portland, Oregon, and dedicated to funding innovative and strategic projects that protect the environment. Additionally, Bikes Belong — the U.S. bicycle industry organization dedicated to putting more people on bicycles more often, and another financial supporter of the USBRS — coordinated the grant from the SRAM Cycling Fund.