"This is no ordinary hiking trail" said Monica Stillman, MMBC board member and mountain bike rider. "You will be amazed at what has been created in the hills just a short distance from the green."
A single track mountain biking trail is a narrow trail, approximately the width of a mountain bike. Single track trails contrast with double track or woods roads which are designed for four-wheel or off-road vehicles.
Single track trails are sustainably built to manage water and wear; they maintain an average grade of less than 10 per cent. Single track trails are intended to be fun to ride both uphill and downhill but can be quite challenging with rocks, roots and other natural obstacles. Single track trails are also great for hiking or trail running.
"None of this would have happened without the generosity of several local landowners," said Joe Miles, president of the MMBC board. "Our group has a strong sense of stewardship for the land we are working on and have therefore taken the time to build a first-rate trail that will only enhance the properties we are using."
The MMBC trail crew has spent over 900 volunteer hours in the construction of two miles of trail.
More information on the trail and how to access it will be available on the club's web site www.mmbc.us following the grand opening.