This just in from our local mountain biking club: MORE Trailhead News!
Full Speed Ahead
Summer is just around the corner and MORE is heating up!! It’s been an extremely busy spring, and the trail ahead is even more exciting. In the next two months, MORE will officially open three major trail systems, but we still have even MORE projects on tap. Thanks to each of you as you help to support trails in the Mid-Atlantic.
Rockburn Skills Park
Saturday, June 2.
Get ready to launch the Rockburn Branch Skills Park! MORE, IMBA and Howard County have built the largest outdoor skills park in the Mid-Atlantic. Join Howard County Executive Ken Uhlman and Director of Howard County Parks John Byrd in a dedication ceremony on Saturday, June 2, at 10 a.m. If you haven’t had an opportunity to check out the park, we promise you’ll be blown away by the efforts of IMBA Trail Solutions, our generous sponsors, and our team of dedicated volunteers. Join us at the grand opening and see first hand the best of what MORE does. More information available Here.
Saturday, June 9.
MORE has partnered with the Bureau of Land Management to open a new mountain bike trail at the Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area! Join us for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 9. Organized rides will be offered for kids and adults at all levels—from beginner to intermediate Check out this trail system and this important partnership with BLM. Details available Here.
New Belgium Tour De Fat
Saturday, June 16.
MORE is partnering with our friends at WABA, and New Belgium Brewery to host DC’s first Tour De Fat! ! We are so excited to be part of this event, but we need your help! MORE will be operating the bike valet, signing up new members, and generally having a blast. Contact your Tour De Fat/MORE reps Here to sign up for a day of celebrating bicycle culture. Tour De Fat details Here
Saturday, July 8
Join us at Fountainhead Regional Park for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of Phase One of the new Fountainhead Trail System. After years of planning and finally building, the first phase is not only complete; it’s also getting rave reviews! This celebration of all things Fountainhead begins at 10 a.m. with rides and a special visit by the Niner mountain bike demo fleet! Stick around for a picnic and fun family activities. Keep up with the Fountainhead Project Here
MoCo Trails Update
In anticipation of a huge 2012 MORE MoCo Epic, substantial trail projects are underway in Montgomery County. The Upper Rock Creek Park loop is in progress, and key connecting sections of the epic route are being completed under the leadership of our MoCo Trail Liaisons. In Seneca Creek State Park, the new Seneca Bluffs trail is nearing completion, and we anticipate including it in the 2012 MORE MoCo Epic. The Bluffs Trail is being built cooperatively by hiking, biking, and equestrian groups, and mechanized trail building is being funded by MORE. See you at the MoCo!
MORE Trailwork Calendar
We keep building trails. Check the calendar for a Zanfel trailwork day near you. Our members donate thousands of hours each year building and maintaining sustainable, multi-user trails. Do you want to be a part of the legacy of your local trail system? Check out the calendar Here
Finally, mark your calendars:
Saturday, June 2 – Rockburn Skills Park Grand Opening
Saturday, June 9 – Meadowood Ribbon Cutting
Saturday, June 16 – WABA/MORE Tour De Fat
Sunday, July 8 – Fountainhead Ribbon Cutting
Sunday, July 22 – MORE Summer Picnic
Saturday, Sept. 21-23 – MORE Fall Camping Trip
Saturday, October 14 – MORE MoCo Epic
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