Do you have a ‘bike idea’ that will help improve mountain biking on the Northern Front Range? Overland Mountain Bike Association offers grants for such projects and may be able to help you with yours.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Overland Mountain Bike Association Grant process? Each year the Overland Mountain Bike Association allocates a portion of our annual budget to projects that improve the mountain biking environment on the Northern Front Range.

Who is eligible? Any government agency or non-profit organization may apply for a grant to improve mountain biking on the Northern Front Range. The applicant need not be headquartered in Larimer County, Colorado, but the project for which the grant is sought must have direct applicability to the Northern Front Range mountain biking community.

What kinds of projects/programs are eligible? There is no specific list, however, the proposed project must benefit the Northern Front Range mountain biking community. In the past we have awarded funds for bicycle skills parks, trail construction, helmet programs, and various other mountain bike advocacy projects.

How do I submit an application? Grants for 2014 are still being considered.  Please download the OMBA Grant Application Form and follow the included instructions.

What amount of funding can I request? Grant requests can be up to $3,000.

What is the timeframe for applying? Applications must be submitted a minimum of 60 days before the funding is required.

If awarded a grant, what is required? Funded projects must be initiated during the same calendar year in which the grant is approved but need not be completed in the same calendar year. Where applicable, include a schedule for project completion in your application. Within 60 days of completion of the project, a final OMBA Grant Report must be submitted to the Overland Mountain Bike Association. The report should include photos of the project and copies of receipts for expenses incurred as part of the grant project.

You may submit your grant two ways.

  1. Mail it to:
    Attn: Board of Directors
    Overland Mountain Bike Association
    P.O. Box 1543
    Fort Collins, CO 80522-1543
  2. Request an electronic submission email address by using our Contact Form. In order to cut down on spam, please make a simple request telling us who you are, what organization you are with and we will email you the address that you can attach the file to.