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@example.com for possible inclusion.
Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland (DMBinS) launches Ride Guide and 5% for trails initiative
DMBinS is the premier organization promoting mountain bike in Scotland from trail building and access to rider education and inclusivity. The new Ride Guide website helps mountain bikers find the best places to ride along with an affiliate arrangement that shares 5% of Expedia hotel and travel booking purchases with local trail associations.
Markham Woods bike skills park coming soon
Construction is slated to begin on the long-planned and long-awaited Markham Woods skills area in Lake Mary, Florida this spring. The project was delayed in part because the original $45,000 bid doubled due to the pandemic. With additional funding secured from Seminole County, the project is now on track to begin construction.
Moscow Mountain in Idaho may soon have permanent public access
The Moscow Mountain Bike Association is working with the Palouse Land Trust to raise funds to finance the management of a new perpetual land easement that allows access to the popular biking, hiking, and trail running spots. New trails will be constructed in conjunction with the agreement for improved connectivity.
Pisgah Area SORBA is hiring an executive director
More and more non-profit trail organizations are adding full-time, paid positions and Pisgah Area SORBA is one of the latest to make the leap. So wait, they need someone to live in Pisgah and get paid to work on about mountain bike stuff all day? Hopefully they are prepared to read a lot of resumés. Applications are open through March 31, 2022.
Salida Mountain Trails and others join forces with IMBA
Salida, Colorado’s local advocacy club is now an IMBA local partner. The SMT announced the partnership on Instagram. “This partnership unites SMT with fellow trail organizations—including many of our neighbors in Colorado—and opens new funding opportunities that are critical for smaller nonprofits like ours. In other words, it’s good for SMT, and good for trails everywhere!”
SMT isn’t the only one as of lately. IMBA announced that the Concerned Long Island Mountain Bikers (CLIMB) and the Marinette Area Mountain Bike Association (MAMBA) of Wisconsin are joining as IMBA Local partners too. More and more local clubs around the country seem to be joining as IMBA Local affiliates.
Wildwood trail construction slated for summer
Plans for new mountain bike trails in Wildwood Park in Greenville, North Carolina have been on the books for some time now, and this summer construction is slated to finally begin. More information about the plans can be found on the city’s parks department website.