Each year, local nonprofits come together to participate in the annual Tin Cup Challenge hosted by the Community Foundation of Teton Valley. These nonprofits work tirelessly within our community to provide programs and services that improve lives in Teton Valley. Serving as both a 9-week campaign for giving and a one-day event celebrating our community’s spirit of generosity, the annual fundraiser allows these local organizations to focus more fully on the work of their mission while providing them with an opportunity to raise and then leverage the funds needed to fulfill their mission.
Mountain Bike the Tetons is one such organization…
Mountain Bike the Tetons was born in the spring of 2013 out of the belief that development of mountain bike resources could contribute to a healthy and vibrant economy by enhancing recreational and economic opportunities in the Teton region.
Since its inception, Mountain Bike the Tetons has made significant contributions to the Teton Valley Community including;
- Starting the first ever high school mountain bike team for the Teton region
- Placing new trail and direction signs in Horseshoe Canyon
- Organizing weekly Maintenance Monday events for trail rehab and maintenance
- Submitting 2 new trail proposals to the Bureau of Land Management and the United States Forest Service for new trails in the south end of the valley
According to Amanda Carey, Executive Director, “There’s an incredible amount of excitement for mountain biking and trail improvement/progress in Teton Valley right now. Mountain Bike the Tetons is striving to organize that energy into continued forward progress that will not only make riding more fun and welcoming for all ages and abilities but also provide a significant, positive impact on our local economy.”
The annual Tin Cup Challenge serves as the foundation for Mountain Bike the Teton’s annual operating budget. With the funding and community support provided through this annual event, Mountain Bike the Tetons has helped to put Teton Valley and the Teton region on the map as a mountain biking destination, on par with places like Bend, OR and Park City, UT.
The 8th Annual Tin Cup Challenge will mark the 3rd year of participation for Mountain Bike the Tetons. With existing trails requiring ongoing maintenance and the goal of building new trails in the future, this small but mighty local organization hopes for another great year of Tin Cup support for their work. “We sincerely appreciate the Tin Cup for its ability to leverage funding and community support for our small organization. However, Tin Cup means so much more than funding to us. Tin Cup community support and enthusiasm reminds us that, first and foremost, Mountain Bike the Tetons exists to serve the community in which it operates. Knowing that the community supports our vision has motivated and energized us every Tin Cup cycle and all year long. It reminds us that we are working hard to make a great community even better,” says Carey.
For more information about Mountain Bike the Tetons, visit www.mountainbiketetons.org or email email@example.com. For more information about the 8th Annual Tin Cup Challenge, click HERE.
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“The Tin Cup Challenge has allowed Mountain Bike the Tetons to take major steps toward improving and expanding mountain biking opportunities in the Teton region. In the last year alone, the Tin Cup provided the funding for our first Executive Director, a significant trail reroute project in the Mail Cabin area, a leadership role in the Global Fat Bike Summit, and organizing local high school mountain bike teams.”
-Mountain Bike the Tetons