On August 20, Eddie Kim, Dave Hanson, Audrey Fishel, Steve Larson, Eric Piper, Tuan Richardson, Brad Larkins, and OC Park Rangers accept REI’s generous grant to support the development of the Craig Bike Park Facility.
Representatives from OC Parks, Orange County Board of Supervisors, REI, Jax Bicycles, and SHARE met at the Tustin REI to discuss next steps for the development of the Craig Bike Park Facility and to have SHARE/IMBA formally accept a $30,000 grant from REI. Funds will be donated to OC Parks to continue the design and permit phase of the Craig Bike Park Facility. Everyone agreed that close collaboration between SHARE / IMBA, OC Parks, Orange County, REI, and the local cycling industry was essential to the success of the Craig Bike Park Facility’s successful development.
Attendees included Audrey Fishel from the Office of OC Supervisor Shawn Nelson; Tuan Richardson, ?Park Design Technician at OC Parks; Rebecca Bear, Director of REI Outdoor Programs for the United States; Eric Piper, REI Store Manager in Tustin; Eddie Kim, REI Outreach Coordinator for LA and Orange County; and Scott Evens, REI Outdoor Programs for LA and Orange County. Also attending where: SHARE President Steve Larson; SHARE Treasurer Brad Larkins; and Dave Hanson, Owner of JAX Bicycles.
REI Employees and OC Parks Rangers attend the ceremony at the Tustin REI Community Room.