Singletrack Trails Project

  • APF 2008 & 2010 CHALLENGE GRANT
  • Sponsor: Singletrack Advocates 
  • Award: $7,500 in 2008, and $21,502 in 2010
  • Challenge: Raise $200,000 in cash, labor and in-kind contributions

Summer of 2008, Singletrack Advocates built soft-surface, narrow trails for mountain bikers and foot traffic in Far North Bicentennial Park. In early summer 2009, STA installed sign posts and temporary signs for winter trail users. Once the Anchorage Assembly approved final names for the new trails, STA installed permanent signs. These trails are an exciting new addition to the network of trails at Far North Bicentennial park.

A biker enjoying the new singletrack trails.

In 2010, Singletrack Advocates raised more than $22,000 to conduct a community discussion surrounding their proposal to improve singletrack trails in Kincaid Park for mountain biking use. Youth Employment in Parks teens worked with the STA crew to assist with trail construction. YEP teens were trained in proper trail building techniques as a part of this project. In addition, REI of Anchorage sponsored this project by contributing employee volunteer hours!

Volunteer hours: 465; skilled volunteer hours: 135; other in-kind contribution value: $10,268; cash raised: $228,410; total match value: $256,856

Total Project Value including Rasmuson Foundation Grant: $264,356

In 2015, Singletrack Advocates (STA) was awarded $10,000 in matching funds to perform maintenance and upgrades on the existing singletrack bike trails at Kincaid Park and at Far North Bicentennial Park. The improvements followed recommendations resulting from an assessment of the trail system by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, and will “increase safety, user enjoyment, and trail sustainability.” STA raised their match through a combination of cash donations, in-kind donations, and volunteer labor.

Singletrack Improvements (4)