$2.2M in Funding for Redhead Mountain Trails // New Pisgah Singletrack

New mountain bike trails are opening in Pisgah National Forest and BC plus major funding for trails in Minnesota and Ontario.
Photo: G5 Trail Collective Facebook post.

Trail Flow is a roundup of all the mountain bike trail related news of the week including new trail builds, advocacy, and planning. Do you have trail news? Email [email protected] for possible inclusion.

Bernard Mountain Trail opens in Pisgah

The 3-mile Bernard Mountain Trail opened last weekend just east of Asheville, NC in the Grandfather District of the Pisgah National Forest. The new trail, which is located just north of the popular Kitsuma trail, is a part of the trail development taking place in and around the town of Old Fort, NC.

Photo uploaded by Gary Targaryen.

$2.2M in funding approved for new trails at Redhead Mountain

Redhead Mountain in Chisholm, MN is set to add 12 miles of new singletrack thanks to a total of $2.2M in funding approvals. In addition to the trail expansion, plans call for a bike wash station and a paved pump track.

Brentwood, TN trails under construction

SORBA and Bike Walk Brentwood are working to construct 2.5 miles of mountain bike trails in Marcella Vivrette Smith Park. The city of Brentwood has agreed to construct another 4.5 miles of trails. The trails are expected to be completed in about a year and a half.

14,100-acre Norcal ranch may include MTB trails

Former Apple tech executive Mike Markkula is selling his Rana Creek Ranch to the Wildlands Conservancy. According to the San Jose Mercury News, the group ultimately plans to open the property to mountain biking, among other recreational activities.

$600K for trails in Ontario

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation has approved $600K in funding for 30km of new trails at the Algoma Trail network at Hiawatha Highlands and a new bike skills park at Kinsmen Park.

14km trail opening in Mackenzie, BC

The Mackenzie Outdoor Route and Trail Association (MORATA) is celebrating the opening of the 14km Ridgeline Trail on Mofree Mountain on July 29 in conjunction with the Rockin’ the Ridgeline festival. The new trail features a 4km descent plus alpine views suitable for most rider abilities.