Bikes Belong Grant Program
Connecting communities, one bike project at a time
The Bikes Belong Grant Program strives to put more people on bicycles more often by funding important and influential projects that leverage federal funding and build momentum for bicycling in communities across the U.S. These projects include bike paths and rail trails, as well as mountain bike trails, bike parks, BMX facilities, and large-scale bicycle advocacy initiatives.
Since 1999, Bikes Belong has awarded 250 grants to municipalities and grassroots groups in 48 states and the District of Columbia, investing $2.1 million in community bicycling projects and leveraging more than $654 million in federal, state, and private funding.
Learn more about the grants we've awarded in your area by viewing our grants map or searching our grants database. Learn more about who is eligible to apply for Bikes Belong funding, and what we do and don't fund.
Click here to view a brochure highlighting our Grant Program.
Neighborhood Bikeways Campaign
Organization Active Transportation Alliance
Bikes Belong’s $20,000 grant to Active Transportation Alliance will focus their community outreach and organizing work on four projects that are part of the city’s Green Lane Project goals. Supporting Chicago’s Streets for Cycling Plan 2020, Active Trans will generate aldermanic and community support in the neighborhoods where the projects are taking place while continuing their education around the benefits of a safe, connected network of protected bicycle lanes.
Farmer City BMX Track Revitalization
Organization Farmer City BMX
Farmer City BMX will use grant funding to convert the starting hill from dirt to asphalt and improve erosion control.
ZAP Twin Cities Bicycle Commuter Program
Organization Commuter Connection
Commuter Connection, St. Paul Smart Trips, and the University of Minnesota will use this $10,000 grant from Bikes Belong for an innovative project to track and reward bicycle commuter trips in the Twin Cities downtown areas and the university district. Using RFID technology and ZAP readers, the project will enlist 625 initial riders, record their commuter travel, and provide incentives for choosing to bike. The University of Minnesota plans to conduct an assessment of the program’s impact on the health and well-being of the participants.