New Alabama Bike Park, Trails Expand in Dallas, WV, and Pa [Trail Flow]

A first-of-a-kind park opens in Alabama and trails continue to expand across the U.S.

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SAMBA opens 2 new trails in Pennsylvania

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The Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA) celebrated the official grand opening of the tarils at Coleman Park late last month, and this week they’re set to unveil another new trail at Mechanicsburg Trails & Trees Environmental Center trail system.

Flag Rock Area Trails expansion continues

as of 2020

The Flag Rock Area Trails in Norton, Virginia continue to grow, with 2.1 miles of new singletrack opening so far this year. Plans call for an additional 10-12 miles of trails to be built in the coming years.

Pierre, South Dakota receives grant for 4-mile natural surface trail

A new multi-use trail is slated to open on the east side of Pierre, South Dakota next year. The city received a $25K Health Improvement Innovation grant to help fund the project.

DORBA is working on 8-miles of trail in Dallas, Texas

The Dallas Off Road Bicycle Association is building eight miles of trails at Creekside Park. The Spine trail will run through the 50-acre forest, though opening day is still TBA.

Sky Tavern building MTB trails

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Sky Tavern ski area in Nevada is working toward building a proper bike park. There are plans for at least three new trails in addition to the new Sutherland Trail.

New grant will build out West Virginia trail system

A $1.5 million award from the Appalachian Regional Commission will help build a 27-mile trail system in the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia. The trail system will be suitable for all skill levels and designed by IMBA, according to the West Virginia Gazette. Construction is expected to take place over the next two summers and could start in May of 2023.

Birmingham, Alabama bike park opens this month

RideBHM, a new bike park in Birmingham, Alabama will open on November 19 and should be a first-of-its-kind park for the state. RideBHM, inspired by the North Carolina Ride Kanuga, will open with a variety of trails from greens to double blacks and 200′ of elevation. Day passes range from $19-$29 and annual passes are available too. The park is open year round.


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