Sunday, January 25, 2015

2014 Has Ended. 2015 Begins. Part 1

South Dakota Bicycle Coalition
Michael Christensen
Sioux Falls, SD

Adventure Cycling
Attn: Ginny Sullivan
Missoula, MT

Adventure Cycling:

For the past year SDBC has sought to distribute its funds to a group that aspires to organize a state bicycle organization. This information has been posted on for more than a year and advertised monthly through Facebook.

No group has stepped forward to ask for the funds.

I am under direction to distribute the remaining funds to three organizations. Adventure Cycling is one. West River Trails Coalition and RASDAK (Ride Across South Dakota) are the others. Please find enclosed a check for 986.60 which is 1/3rd of our remaining funds and represents a few more dollars than we predicted when we wrote our plan in October 2013.

There is supposed to be a linkage between these dollars and the coordination of the USBRS through South Dakota. We acknowledge that it’s tough to coordinate such a route when only 5 cyclists indicated to our governor that a route was desired. Instead we acknowledge your continued interest in South Dakota and your willingness and helpfulness now and in the future.

It is of course disappointing that South Dakota has struggled to gain traction with a statewide organization but hope remains alive here. RASDAK, heading into its third year, organized as a 501c3 this year and many of the community minded riders near me have caught a new vision for the state.

Stay tuned.

Thank you Adventure Cycling for the inspiring work and the contributions that you do.

Michael Christensen, Treasurer
South Dakota Bicycle Coalition

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