In early April, we had two successful evenings of fundraising - the Mountain Bike Film and Music Festival - during which we raised... wait for it... over $27,000! We could not have done it without the folks at TapRoot who came to us with the offer to host the event; without steering committee members who stepped to organize the event; without the sponsors* who offered fantastic auction items; or without you, our supporters, who attended one or both nights. Thank you!
To top it off, the week after the fundraiser, we received word that the Anchorage Park Foundation has awarded us a grant in the amount of $20,000! Combined, these funds put us nearly a third of the way to our fundraising goal for building the North Phase of the Kincaid Singletracks.
So far, we've had lots of community support to assure that the project happens. Earlier this month, approximately 50 supporters attended the Parks & Recreation meeting where Lee Bolling presented our project to the P&R board. Next month, on Thursday, May 9, we'll be on the agenda again as the commission hears public testimony and makes the decision on whether to approve our plan.
We'd like to thank all of you for your continued support and ask that you set aside May 9 as your evening to tell Parks & Recreation that you support more singletrack trails in Kincaid Park. The meeting will be at the Spenard Rec Center, beginning at 6 p.m. See you there!
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*Please support our generous sponsors who donated products to the auction:
The Star Lookout
Alaska Appraisal & Consulting Group
Trek Concept Store
Snow City/Spenard Roadhouse
Additional thanks go to the bands that played each evening: Firefly, Super Belfry String Collective, Alaska Gypsies and Midtown Revival. Local musicians supporting local trails.