Saturday, February 9, 2008

What press!!

Today's Kansas City Star has an article about the trails!  O.k, so it is just in the Liberty insert in the Star, but hey it's still press.  

Seems there was a reporter at the last City Council meeting and heard about the project.  He contacted Clay the next day.  I think the article is pretty accurate.  

See the article here.

Workday Photos

Just a couple of  shots of the hard work on January 20th, 2008. 

Great to have such awesome volunteers creating trail for the commmunity.

Here is Clay in action with a rogue hoe.

Here is more of the motley crew we had out that day.   Trace, Andrew, John, Neil and Clay.  There were more that left before they were subjected to the camera.  As I recall, the temp was in the single digits to begin with in the morning.  It didn't take long to warm up though!!

The Scoop

Here's the scoop on these trails.   These trails are a cooperative effort between Earth Riders Trails Association, Missouri Department of Conservation and the City of Liberty.   They are located in Liberty and involve both city park property (Stocksdale Park) and MDC property (Walnut Woods).    

These trails are designed to be beginner friendly, but yet offer features that will appeal to the more advanced mt. biker.  They are excellent trails for hiking and trail running as well.  At this point in time the first phase of trails is nearing completion and we anticipate trail opening during the month of April 2008.   The ultimate hope is to have 6+ miles of trail within 2-3 years.