Â For Immediate Release
Performance BicycleÂ® Announces its
‘Better Bicycling Community’ Grants Winners
Nation’s Largest Independent Cycling Retailer Awards
10 Local Communities With $3,000 Grants
CHAPEL HILL, NCÂ -Â (Aug. 1, 2012)Â -Â In celebration of its 30th Anniversary,Â Performance BicycleÂ has awarded $30,000 in Better Bicycling Community Grants. Ten advocacy organizations around the country received $3,000 to support local efforts to boost the accessibility of bicycling in communities where there are Performance stores. The grants are administered in collaboration with the Alliance for Biking & Walking.
“It was a tough decision to narrow it down to 10 recipients,” said PerformanceÂ Bicycle Chief Executive Officer David Pruitt. “We want to thank all the terrific organizations dedicated to making cycling more accessible.Â Each one is a vital part of their community and we appreciate their hard work and commitment.”
The ten organizations that will receive a Better Bicycling Community grant are spread across the country. Each will involve the community and will work with their local Performance store to achieve their grant goals. . The funded campaigns are as follows:
Bike AustinÂ (Austin, Texas): North MoPac Bike Highway Commuter Route Campaign
Bike MarylandÂ (Baltimore, Maryland): Bicycle Friendly Maryland Campaign
Bike UtahÂ (Salt Lake City, Utah): CiSLClovia – Open Streets Initiative
Carrboro Bicycle CoalitionÂ (Chapel Hill, North Carolina): Chapel Hill – Carrboro Open Streets Initiative
Cascade Bicycle Club Education FoundationÂ (Seattle, Washington): Advocacy Leadership Institute
Central Ohio Mountain Biking OrganizationÂ (Westerville, Ohio): Rejuvenation of Alum Creek Phase 1 Campaign
Community BikesÂ (Charlottesville, Virginia): Charlottesville Open Streets Initiative
East Bay Bicycle CoalitionÂ (Oakland, California): Yes on Measure B Campaign
Living Streets AllianceÂ (Tucson, Arizona): Kidical Mass Tucson 2013 Campaign
Santa Monica SpokeÂ (Santa Monica, California): Community Outreach for Better Biking in Santa Monica
To read more on all the wonderful projects see the full Press Release -Â HERE
Thank you Performance Bicycle and the Alliance for Biking & Walking. We are very excited to have been selected for this grant that will support our community. These funds will support our outreach and implementation efforts for Santa Monica’s Bicycle Action Plan projects, specifically The Michigan Avenue Greenway and Broadway Bicycle Boulevard.
About Performance BicycleÂ®:
Performance BicycleÂ® is the No. 1 specialty bicycle retailer in the U.S. and is aÂ wholly owned subsidiary of Performance Inc. Performance provides aÂ multi-channelÂ cycling retail experience that spans more than 100 stores nationwide, andÂ www.PerformanceBike.com, all catering to both the avid cycling enthusiast and the recreational rider. Performance Inc. is majority owned by North Castle Partners of Greenwich, Conn.
About the Alliance for Biking & Walking:
The Alliance for Biking & Walking is the coalition of more than 200 state and local bicycle and pedestrian organizations working together to promote bicycling and walking in North American communities. To learn more about the Alliance, visit