MTB Boosts in Michigan, Comment for trails in Oregon, Adaptive MTB Trails Open in Vermont

Michigan trails get a boost, adaptive trails open in Vermont, and the comment period is open for a contentious trail network in Oregon.

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First MTB trails open up in Goodells County Park, Michigan

The Blue Water Trail Advocates opened up their first multi-use mountain bike trail in the Goodells County Park, northeast of Detroit. The group had been working on the trail since summer, according to the Times Herald. The trail is about 2.5 miles long and the park has a total of 5-7 miles of trail, some paved. The mountain bike group also recently built a trail in Woodsong County Park.

Detroit Mountain Recreation Area lands big grant for improvement


The Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission has chosen the Detroit Mountain Recreation Area and 13 other areas around Minnesota for funding. A $1.3 million grant will go to improvements at Detroit Mountain, expanding their nordic trails and mountain bike trails and assist development of their adaptive bike trails and equipment.

Comment now in support of Lemon Gulch trails in Oregon

The Central Oregon Trails Alliance (COTA) is asking hikers and bikers to submit comments to the Forest Service in support of new trails in the Lemon Gulch area.

“Lemon Gulch is a proposed mountain bike trail network from the Ochoco Trails coalition that is
part of a proposed expansion of non-motorized recreation in the Ochoco National Forest. The
Forest Service has just completed their environmental analysis and is inviting the public to
submit comments.”

US residents are encouraged to submit comments online using this form by December 19.

Driving Range trail network in Vermont designed for adaptive riding

The new Driving Range trail network in Bolton, Vermont that’s currently under construction has been designed for adaptive mountain biking. WCAX3 reports the park will have five downhill trails and a single climbing trail to the top.

Campbell River MTB org looking to expand BC trails

A MTB trails organization in Campbell River, a town on Vancouver Island is seeking a grant to boost the mountain bike trails in the Snowden Demonstration Forest. One city council member is supporting it and asking others for their backing. The club is asking for $800,000 under the B.C. Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program. No further details were available, but the application went out early this week, according to Campbell River Now.

Trexler Nature Preserve trails grow in Pennsylvania

File photo: Tatasciore

The Trexler Nature Preserve trails, located about an hour north of Philadelphia, are steadily growing. The latest trail ‘Jack O’ Diamonds’ was named after the favorite horse of General Henry Clay Trexler’s, whom the park is named after. Almost 2-miles of new flow trail were added to an existing 4-miles. According to the Lehigh Valley Live, the trail was made possible by funding from the county and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

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