The Cycle Effect is a non-profit youth organization dedicated to empowering young women through mountain biking. This week, world leaders distributed over $1 million in grants to make outdoor activities and spaces more equitable for underserved communities, and The Cycle Effect received one of those grants.
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State leaders distributed the first round of Outdoor Equity Grants to provide underserved students and communities with increased access to outdoor recreation and environmental learning opportunities.
Specifically, the grants went to groups that are “connecting youth to the lands of Colorado, deepening environmental and science-based educational programs, promoting community responsibility, and thoughtfully increasing access to nature so youth can thrive and build a sense of belonging.” This emerges from a press release from the regional council.
According to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website, The Cycle Effect was awarded a $25,000 grant. The organization has chapters in Summit, Eagle, Mesa, and Routt counties. According to the organization’s website, “She works to give young women equal opportunities and access to the sport of mountain biking.”
Funding comes from the 2021 law that will create the grants from lottery funds.