Support New Michigan and Nebraska Trails, North Carolina Bike Park on the Horizon

Trail news this week includes plans for new trails in Michigan, Nebraska, and North Carolina. Plus, a long-distance trail connector in Victoria, Australia.
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Franklin County, Kentucky trail opens

The Bluegrass Berms high school mountain bike team and the local community around Franklin County, Kentucky has a new place to ride. The 1.4-mile trail was built on school land near Lakeview Park and will serve also as a short track race venue.

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Site walk to get donors stoked on Jamestown trail project

Michigan’s Edge Mountain Biking Association has big plans for a new trail system and they’re making a big push to get funding secured. Rock Solid has completed pre-design planning for the project and MEMBA needs to raise $50,000 to guarantee construction begins this fall. Visit the MEMBA website to learn about the site walk and make a donation.

North Carolina ski resort plans to add mountain biking in future

The new owners of Wolf Ridge, a North Carolina ski resort, announced big plans for the future on Facebook. They’ll start this year with an updated lodge, re-branding, restaurant and other facilities. Their five-year plan includes adding mountain biking along with other summer activities. The resort is located about a half-hour from Asheville.

Mountain bike plan up for comment in Lincoln, Nebraska

Lincoln, Nebraska’s Parks and Recreation department is sharing the draft master plan for a proposed bike skills park for public review and comment. The plan includes a future bike skills park and singletrack trails. The plan is open to comment through April and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will potentially take action in mid-May.

Trail connection makes big rides possible in Australia

A newly built trail in Australia adds connectivity to a 56km network of existing trails between Yackandandah and Beechworth. The estimated cost of the Indigo Epic trail is $2 million, according to Bicycle Network and it holds an intermediate rating with A- and B-lines, step-ups and gap jumps. The trail will meet the IMBA Epic trail criteria and is expected to attract “significant tourism.”

Polk County, North Carolina building a beginner-friendly trail network

The Polk County Recreation complex, just southeast of Asheville is getting a 7-10 mile trail system thanks to the purchase of 140 acres as an add-on to the park. The network is said to provide some of the only beginner-friendly trails in the county, per the Hendersonville Lightning and it will sit next to a middle school, potentially opening up scholastic MTB programs.

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