The Cycle Effect receives an Outdoor Equity grant

The Cycle Effect is a youth non-profit organization working to empower young women through mountain biking. This week, heads of state distributed more than $1 million in grants to make outdoor activities and spaces more equitable for underserved communities, and The Cycle Effect was awarded one of those grants.
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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.

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