BC Trails Use Extension, Adaptive Trail Opens in NJ Plus Global Fat Bike Day and Giving Tuesday

Trail updates in Scotland, New Jersey, and BC, plus consider giving to your favorite MTB organization next week.

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.

Funding for new blue trail at Laggan Wolftrax in Scotland

Laggan Wolftrax has been awarded £100,000 in funding for a new blue level (intermediate) trail at the popular trail center. The funding comes from sportscotland’s Cycling Facilities Fund.

Jungle Habitat opens new adaptive trail, “Stags”

File photo by roadandmud.

A brand new adaptive mountain bike trail opened this week at Long Pond Ironworks State Park, in an area formerly known as Jungle Habitat. The Jersey Off Road Bicycle Association (JORBA) worked with partners including Santa Cruz Bikes and Fox Factory Racing to fund and complete the 0.75-mile-long “Stags” trail.

Cumberland trails access agreements is extended

An anticipated land use agreement between a Cumberland, B.C. mountain bike group and the Mosaic Forest Management group has been renewed, extending trail access in the Cumberland Trail Network.

“Many years in the making, this access agreement and MOU provide mountain bikers and trail users with exceptional access to Cumberland’s world-class trail network,” the vice president of Mosaic told the Comox Valley Record. The renewal should benefit the village as mountain bike tourism is a major part of Cumberland’s economy.

Giving Tuesday is next week

File photo: Paul Tolmé.

It’s no secret that this sport wouldn’t be what it is without the dedication of trail builders across the world, who typically donate their time, and trail advocacy organizations who work hard to fundraise for trail projects.

With Giving Tuesday coming up on November 29, it’s a great time to consider donating to your favorite local or national trail organization, nonprofit mountain bike organization, or high school MTB team. There are countless organizations out there, and they’ll all appreciate a few bucks spent on the community rather than on Amazon. Some, like Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, have matching fund arrangements with corporate donors which could double your gift on Tuesday.

…And don’t forget Global Fat Bike Day, December 4

Riders are celebrating Global Fat Bike the weekend of December 3, 2022 with many group rides and events scheduled. In Wisconsin, CAMBA is hosting riders at the Hatchery Creek Trailhead for a group ride and light lunch, with tickets available for purchase online.


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