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Toro Company Awards Generous Grant
August 2, 2016

We are excited to announce that The Toro Company recently awarded the Loppet Foundation a $15,000 grant to support the addition of mountain bike event trails in Theodore Wirth Park. With their generous support, we will be able to add 3.5 to 4 miles of trails suitable for mountain biking, fat tire riding, cyclocross, trail running, and hiking.

Adding to an already extensive network within the park, the trails will support existing youth programs and provide a more accessible venue for the quickly-growing local high school mountain bike league. The trails will be suitable for events, but also for everyday use by high school teams, Loppet programs, recreational bikers, runners, and fat tire bikers.

Wirth Park as laid out by the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board. The Loppet Foundation, in partnership with the Park Board, is working towards an Adventure Center project to provide greater access to the outdoor opportunities at Wirth Park and new trails are an integral part of this project.

The Toro Company awards grants to help enrich the lives, the land, the communities and the industries they serve. Through Toro Giving, they have been committed to helping customers around the world care for their outdoor environments while also giving back to the communities where employees live and work. Their priorities are aligned with this project, as they focus their efforts on education and the enrichment.

Thank you to The Toro Company for your generous support!