Massive Strides Toward Pump Track Funding

Hey Everyone!   We have reached the final stages of our funding effort to bring a world class asphalt pump track to Leavenworth, WA.  The pump track has mad so much progress throughout this process from both private donations and city and county support.  Since September, we have been the proud recipients of some major funding support from the City of Leavenworth, Leavenworth Camber of Commerce, Leavenworth Rotary, and Chelan County, who have helped us raised an additional $88,000.  Thats HUGE!!!

In addition, we have just been awarded a grant from the Community Foundation of North Central Washington and been added to their Give NCW online giving/crowd funding campaign.  The campaign runs through December 31st and should see our project being fully funded by its completion! 

Here is the direct link to our project's fundraising page on the Give NCW website:

Blue Lotus Foundation - Give NCW

Be sure to check out all the other projects they are supporting this year!

You can also keep up to date with what we are doing and how you can help by liking our Facebook page.

Thanks for all of your support!

- The Blue Lotus Team

 

Pump Track Making Progress!

We just wanted to write a brief update to let you know what we've been up to the last couple months:

- Since the initial fundraiser, we've received full approval from the City of Leavenworth!    This means we have official blessings to build the track in Enchantment Park in the empty gravel area up against the hill.  The Parks Department will be helping maintain the pump track after it's built and the City will cover insurance through their current plan covering the park.  In case you haven't seen it yet, here is the initial concept design for the track:

- We've submitted several grant applications to help with funding the construction budget.  

- We have also contacted several local businesses in the fields of construction, gravel, asphalt, landscaping, and irrigation.  We love the idea of partnering with local businesses that are invested in the community and we've received amazing support and feedback about how they can help make this project happen.

- And of course we've heard from the very generous people of Leavenworth and beyond.  After starting a GoFundMe Campaign, we raised over $5,000 the in the first week, and now  have over $8,500 in donations!  This is so amazing, it's hard to say THANK YOU loud enough.  Rest assured, this money helps in a huge way not only for direct funding, but also in helping to securing grant funding. 

Its been amazing to see and hear the overwhelming support of the community here.  Please, keep the encouragement and ideas coming!  It not only keeps us extra-motivated, but it keeps everyone psyched and thinking about riding the track next summer.

Ellie would be so proud!  Thanks again for all your support!

- The Blue Lotus Team

Get Pumped! Munchen Haus Fundraiser a Massive Success

The Benevolent Night hosted by Munchen Haus in Leavenworth was a massive success!  Beer, great music, and exciting raffle prizes help us make major headway toward making this project a reality.  

None of it could have been possible without an amazing turn out from the community of Leavenworth.  Families, friends, and bicycle enthusiasts came out to have a great evening raising money for this exciting project.  People were dancing, laughing, connecting over a common cause that set our hearts on fire!

We have a lot more work ahead of us and know the momentum we started will carry through until this project is finished for us all to enjoy!  Stay tuned for more updates on our project and let us know if you'd like to help!

More coming soon!