The Cycle Effect receives an Outdoor Equity grant
The Heads of State distributed the first round outdoor equity grants to support increased access to outdoor recreation and environmental learning opportunities for underserved students and communities.
Specifically, grants have been awarded to groups that “connect youth to the lands of Colorado, deepen environmental and science education programs, foster community stewardship, and thoughtfully increase accessibility to the outdoors so that youth can thrive and develop a sense of belonging,” according to a press release from the governor’s office.
According to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website, The Cycle Effect received a $25,000 grant. The organization has chapters in Summit, Eagle, Mesa, and Routt counties. According to the organization’s website, it “works to provide young women with equal opportunity and access to the sport of mountain biking.”
Funding comes from 2021 legislation that creates the grants using lottery funds.