Volunteers bring mountain-bike trails to Gateway, Marion Sansom parks
Posted Dec. 5, 2012
The Fort Worth Mountain Bikers Association is blazing the trails at local parks.
The non-profit Fort Worth Mountain Bikers Association (FWMBA) volunteered time to bring mountain biking to the city by carving trails at Gateway and Marion Sansom parks, giving cyclists a place to take their wheels off road.
By building relationships with public and private land owners, FWMBA has been able to gain land access at Marion Sansom Park and Gateway Park to build and maintain sustainable trails.
“It is our goal to share the health and welfare benefits associated with the sport,” said Lawrence Colvin, FWMBA president. “Not only mountain bikers use our trails, but also many others including trail runners, hikers, geo-cache clubs, folks preparing for backpacking trips and even the Navy and Marines from the nearby Joint Reserve Air Base.”
FWMBA began its work at Fort Worth’s Marion Sansom Park for the city’s first mountain biking trail system. Several interconnected loops that wind through the park’s wooded area along Lake Worth offer a challenging 11-mile course for intermediate and expert cyclists with over 1600 vertical feet of climbing.
The organization’s latest project at Gateway Park are comprised of two sections of trails on the west and east side of the Trinity River for beginning and experienced riders. Trail building efforts are under way to add more trail on the east side of the Trinity. When completed, the Gateway Park trail system will boast upwards of 10 miles of single-track trail.
For more information about the Fort Worth Mountain Bikers Association and their efforts, visit www.FWMBA.org.
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