Old Fort, NC Trails Get Big Bump in Funding

North Carolina trails score big funding and new trails are popping up in Virginia and Texas.
File photo: Leah Barber

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Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day Oct. 7


Mark your calendars: October 7 is the International Mountain Biking Association’s annual Take a Kid Mountain Biking day. Many organizations around the world are planning group rides and activities for youth riders to connect with trails. Even if you can’t find an organized event, consider bringing a young family member along for a ride.

City donates land for pump track

Harlingen, Texas

The city of Harlingen, Texas has donated land for the Valley Off-Road Bicycling Association (VORBA) to build a bike skills area including a pump track. VORBA also received a $150,000 grant to help fund the project.

1-mile beginner’s trail opens in Virginia

Bristol, Virginia

A new mile-long, beginner-friendly mountain bike trail opened last week at Sugar Hollow park in Bristol. The build was supported by SORBA Tri-cities and was funded with $20,000 in donations from the local community.

Old Fort, North Carolina Trails get big bump in funding

Old Fort, North Carolina

The state of North Carolina has allocated $2.5 million that will help build 25-30-miles of trail in Old Fort over the next two years, the G5 Trail Collective announced on Instagram. The organization also said it will help bring the project closer to completion by 2025.