By: Emily Johnson
March 1, 2014
Tallahassee, FL - "Well everyone is excited about it, everyone gets excited about a new trail. Also it is something new to ride," said Matthew Wilson, Tallahassee Mountain Biking Association.
Wilson along with many other volunteers learned today from the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) on what it takes to build a safe and sustainable trail.
"Just getting that user based erosion idea out there and getting those sustainability principles and really accentuating the multi-use aspect of the trails is what we wanted to bring to this community," said Lori Reed, IMBA Trail Care Crew.
Tom Brown Park was the spot for today's work day. The Trail Care Crew and a group of volunteers added an additional 2500 feet to the Magnolia Trail. The new sections is right next to the Public Safety Complex. Before volunteers could begin digging they had to learn the methods of how to carve the perfect path.
"We want our trail tread to be less than half as steep as the hillside that we're working on," Jesse Livingston, IMBA Trail Care Crew.
The trail will be complete within the next few days. Volunteers from today said they will be the first ones to take advantage of the path once it's complete.