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Minnesota city competing for $33,000 bike trail grant

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Cottage Grove is racing against three other U.S. cities to gather as many online votes as possible, to win a $33,000 bike trail grant.

The competition is called Bell Built, and is being offered by the bike helmet company Bell. The U.S. was divided into three regions – wet, central and east. Cottage Grove is competing in the central division, against three other cities: Carpentersville, Illionois; Durango, Colorado; and Brown County Nashville, Indiana.

The competition is done vie online voting, which can be done here. Voting is open until May 4, and the winner will be announced the next day.

It's doing well so far, according to the city.

Bell is giving away a total of $100,000 in grant money, split between the winner of each of the three regions. Flagstaff, Arizona won the west portion.

What's the pitch for Cottage Grove Bike Park?

"The final vision of the park will contain a 4X race track, two pump tracks, a tot track, slopestyle course, mountain bike skills course and dirt jumps," the site says. It would be about 3 acres in all.

The park is in the process of being built already, the Pioneer Press reports. The Bell grant would guarantee a bike-skills section will be built by the end of the year. Without it, Cottage Grove Parks and Recreation Director Zac Dockter says that section might not get done at all. The rest is still on track to be completed however.

"We have had that property for 10 years now but have never done anything with it," Dockter tells the paper, calling the bike park an asset for the city.

The bike park has a Facebook page with photos and progress updates. It describes the project as "built by volunteers," and is a joint effort between the Minnesota Off Road Cyclists and the City of Cottage Grove.

Post by Cottage Grove Bike Park.

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