This week, Outdoor Alliance got the great news that Brinkley Messick's custom art bike won New Belgium's Art Bike Competition. His prize? An award of $5,000 to the nonprofit of his choice, and we were lucky enough to be Brinkley's pick. Here's what he had to say about why he chose to support Outdoor Alliance: "Its mission and work hits very close to home and is very much in line with my own ideals and value system. Outdoor Alliance gives bikers, hikers, paddlers and almost every other type of outdoor recreationists a collective voice to help protect our public lands. I believe the privatization of public lands today is the death of one of our greatest ideas as a nation and is to the detriment of the quality of life that our children and grandchildren will lead."
Read more about Brinkley and his ride across Colorado with his custom bike on New Belgium's blog.