Tuesday, December 15, 2009

COTA Receives Recreational Trails Program Grant for Wanoga Mountain Bike Event Area

Congrats to COTA! -hoc

(Bend Oregon- December 14, 2009) The Central Oregon Trail Alliance
(COTA) is pleased to announce that it has received a Recreational
Trails Program grant for the completion of the Wanoga Mountain Bike
Event Area. The grant, in the amount of $56 ,000, is Federal Highway
Administration monies administered by Oregon State Parks RTP
(Recreational Trail Program) committee to help communities construct
trails and trail head facilities that benefit users throughout the

The 56K grant monies will be combined with 28K of matching funds
raised by COTA through memberships, corporate sponsorships and events
for a total Wanoga project cost of $84,000.00. Grant monies will be
used for the purchase of equipment to aid in the construction of the
project as well as the purchase of tools, kiosk's and signs for the
new trails and trailheads.

To learn more about the RTP grant and COTA please visit our website at

"The Central Oregon Trail Alliance is dedicated to the stewardship of
sustainable, multiple use trails and to preserving access for mountain
bikers through advocacy, education and promoting responsible trail use."

Woody Starr- Board Chairman 541-390-8103
Kent Howes-Development Director 541-550-9433

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