Trail Flow Thursday 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.
Georgia’s first shuttle serviced bike park opens in May
A new bike park is scheduled to open in Summerville, Georgia on May 7, 2022 and promises “shuttle service and pedal accessible trails ranging from greens to double blacks with a mix of enduro singletrack, DH singletrack, flow lines, A-Line styled jump line, and a skills and beginner area with LOTS more to come.” Daily and annual passes for Jarrod’s Place will be available, and the park plans to offer e-bike rentals and camping as well.
Sault Ste. Marie expanding trails to increase tourism
The trails around Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario are expanding thanks to increased funding and tourism support. The trail builders from Sentier Boreal have done much of the trail work so far, and future trail work will include more local builders from the community. Travis Anderson, the Director of Tourism and Community Development tells us the community has already invested $667,000 in trails and hopes to increase that significantly. “In 2022/2023 we’re looking to invest another $700,000. We also have a few grants that we’ve applied for an if successful, our total funding would be ~$1.5M.”
Up to 40km of trails coming to Mt. Tabor in BC
The Association of Caledonia Trailbuilders is working to build a downhill park with up to 40km of trails outside Prince George, British Columbia. Construction will begin this year and the group is seeking volunteers to help.
Photo spotted on the Ottawa Mountain Bike Association Facebook page.
Newell Creek Canyon Nature Park (Oregon City, Oregon): While the trails opened to biking last year, the official grand opening at Newell Creek Canyon Nature Park took place earlier this month with more than 400 in attendance.
Gonzo Trail (Armidale, New South Wales): A new trail built by Dirt Art was recently added to the SportUNE trail network at the University of New England.