REI of Phoenix provides a $5000 grant!

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We were recently greeted with some great news.  West Valley Trail Alliance has been fortunate enough to be a part of REI’s annual grant process.  We were recently awarded a $5000 grant to be used for trail tool purchase.  Up to this point all of our trail work has been done with tools brought from home.  Our large trail day events have required us to borrow tools from other groups willing to help out on a temporary basis.

As we hold future trail events we will no longer need to request that you bring tools from home.  We plan to have the tools available in the coming weeks.  Also we will be holding a group ride to celebrate our grant along with some staff from REI.  Look for details soon.

Thanks to businesses like REI we can help our trails grow locally.  We can’t exist without their support.  https://www.rei.com/map/store#AZ

Many thanks to all of our members.  We are looking forward to a very productive riding and building season.

photo_939400709469737This picture is of a trail day held last year.  We have had to rely on the Mountain Bike Association of Arizona for many of our tools.  Often having to coordinate for availability.  Soon we can work without having to borrow and not miss out on planned work due to lack of tools.

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