Our Impact – Record Giving Numbers are a Win for St. Louis
In 2017, we saw a 32% increase in individual donations through membership to Trailnet, making it a record-breaking year! We’d like to thank everyone who joined or renewed in December and give a special thank you shout-out to the anonymous family foundation that sparked giving with their dollar-for-dollar challenge. Not only is this increase in donations a win for Trailnet, but the funds we raised are critical for the implementation of our vision for protected bikeways and improved sidewalks. This also means more energy to advocate for better walking and biking, more resources to teach adults and youth practical skills that make walking and biking easier, and an elevated commitment to plans for streets that reflect best practices for encouraging safe connections for biking and walking. Check out our website to learn about our wins in Advocacy, Education, and Planning.
We’re off to a great start in 2018! We recently attended the Mississippi Valley Bike + OutdoorExpo and it was one of the best ever. With the record attendance, hundreds of people stopped by our booth and from those we signed up 16 new Trailnet members and two renewals! We also drew Michael Browning, a two-year Trailnet member, as the winner of the Niner gravel bike from our Winter Membership Drive. Thanks to Bike Surgeon for donating the bicycle! On top of that, we had free drawings for a case of Urban Chestnut beer, and an entry to this year’s Ride the Rivers Century!