Trail Flow is a roundup of all of the week’s mountain bike trail related news, including new trail builds, advocacy and planning. Do you have trail news? E-mail [email protected] for any recording.
Funding for new blue route at Laggan Wolftrax in Scotland
Laggan Wolftrax has received £100,000 in funding for a new blue level (intermediate) trail at the popular trail centre. Funding comes from Sportscotland’s Cycling Facilities Fund.
A brand new adaptive mountain bike trail opened this week at Long Pond Ironworks State Park, in an area formerly known as Jungle Habitat. The Jersey Off Road Bicycle Association (JORBA) worked with partners including Santa Cruz Bikes and Fox Factory Racing to fund and complete the 0.75 mile “Stags” course.
Cumberland trail access agreements are being extended
An anticipated land use agreement between a mountain biking group from Cumberland, BC and the Mosaic Forest Management group has been renewed, expanding trail access into the Cumberland Trail Network.
“This access agreement and MOU are many years in the making and will provide mountain bikers and trail users with exceptional access to Cumberland’s world-class trail network,” Mosaic’s vice president told the Comox Valley Record. The renewal should benefit the village as mountain bike tourism is an important part of Cumberland’s economy.
Giving Tuesday is next week
It’s no secret that this sport wouldn’t be what it is without the dedication of trail builders around the world, who typically donate their time, and trail advocacy organizations who work hard to raise money for trail projects.
With Giving Tuesday on November 29, it’s a great time to consider donating to your favorite local or national trail organization, non-profit mountain bike organization, or high school MTB team. There are tons of organizations out there, and all of them will appreciate a few bucks spent on the community rather than Amazon. Some, like Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, have matching fund arrangements with corporate donors that can match your gift on Tuesday.
…And don’t forget Global Fat Bike Day, December 4
Riders are celebrating Global Fat Bike on the weekend of December 3, 2022 with many group rides and events on the schedule. In Wisconsin, CAMBA hosts riders at the Hatchery Creek Trailhead for a group ride and light lunch, with tickets available for purchase online.