Our town is directly on the Great Divide Mountain Bike route and sees hundreds of cyclists a year who contribute thousands of dollars to the local economy. We also have many large parks and other open space that could be developed better to accomodate cycling tourists. I love hosting, but due to work and life I'm not always available for guests, and I wish our community had a place to direct them when I'm not available.
I'd like to speak with our local commissioners and the parks department about the possibility of developing an area that specifically caters to cyclists. Before I approach them I'd like to do my homework and find possible funding sources for this venture, such as grants that could help build and maintain facilities. I have experience with grant writing and know of several non-bike sources I could puruse, but I'm curious if anyone can direct me to funding opportunities that are more focused specifically to cyclists.
Thanks for the suggestions in advance!