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The Ride Continues: Museum Gets Funds to Reprint Bike Maps

Downtown Eau Claire Inc. steps up to help pay for in-demand maps

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PEDAL FAST ENOUGH, AND IT'S LIKE TIME TRAVELING. The Chippewa Valley Museum
PEDAL FAST ENOUGH, AND IT'S LIKE TIME TRAVELING. The Chippewa Valley Museum released these "Biking into History" maps earlier this summer. (Submitted photo)

Downtown Eau Claire Inc. has awarded a $2,000 grant to the Chippewa Valley Museum to support its recently created “Biking into History” self-guided tour maps. According to DECI, “The maps have proven to be in high demand by downtown businesses and organizations and the museum applied for assistance to replenish their quickly diminishing supply of maps.” The updated edition of the bike maps will include information on accessing the museum’s online walking tour.

The grant was given as part of the Downtown Enhancement Grant program, which makes grants twice a year to existing businesses in downtown Eau Claire. Since 2018, $16,000 in grants have been issued.

“These Downtown Enhancement Grants are one of the ways we serve our downtown,” said Aaron White, Executive Director of DECI. “We’re pooling resources to invest in building stronger businesses, which in turn, leads to a more vital and vibrant downtown community.”

DECI is a nonprofit organization that exists to promote businesses, activities, culture, and housing in downtown Eau Claire. Learn more at DowntownEauClaire.org.

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