Written by dean-arammalamma
Saturday, 12 December 2009 16:27
(printable form here)
In 2005 the Hoosier Mountain Bike Association (HMBA) was awarded a $150k RTP Grant for Brown County State Park. The HMBA Trail Fund was started in 2006 to provide the funds needed to cash flow the RTP project. HMBA’s success with the RTP grant lead to a $250k State Trail Grant. The RTP and State Trail Grants allowed HMBA to combine volunteer and professional trail builders and resulted in the following trails.
Pine Loop (Brown County State Park): Beginner Trail
Limekiln (Brown County State Park): Beginner Trail
Walnut (Brown County State Park): Most Difficult Trail
Schooner Trace (Brown County State Park): Extremely Difficult Trail
New Trail (Brown County State Park): New trail currently under construction
Cliffside (Versailles State Park): More Difficult Trail
Shadow Run (Versailles State Park): Beginner Trail
Rocky Ridge (O’Bannon Woods State Park): More Difficult
Fire Tower Connector (O’Bannon Woods State Park): Beginner Trail
Sycamore (Harmonie State Park): Beginner Trail
Walnut (Harmonie State Park): More Difficult
You can help HMBA build more trails through out the State of Indiana. The HMBA Trail Fund will allow for the professional trail builders to design and build world class mountain bike trails and will provide HMBA with funds for matching grant opportunities.
O’Bannon Woods State Park
2009 HMBA Trail Fund Signature Project
The Hoosier Mountain Bike Association (HMBA) and Indiana State Parks have identified O’Bannon Woods State Park (Corydon, IN) as a top priority for 2010. With more land, elevation, and rock features than Brown County State Park, O’Bannon has the potential to be a National Mountain Bike Designation. When combined with Wyandot Woods State Forest, the long term potential is for 40 to 50 miles of world class mountain bike trails.
HMBA and Indiana State Parks have a three part plan to add 15 miles of trail to the existing 5 miles by the end of 2010.
1) Volunteers will build and maintain trails.
2) State Parks will provide staff to lead YHCC trail building crews.
3) HMBA will hire professional trail builders through the HMBA Trail Fund and Grants.
HMBA will be applying for a grant that is available locally. This is a matching grant that can match between $30,000 and $60,000. If the grant is awarded, that means every dollar raised by the HMBA Trail Fund will be doubled. The grant application is due January 15th. Any one interested in specifically supporting O’Bannon Woods State Park should donate or pledge by January 10th.
Click here to dondate to the HMBA Trail fund via Bikereg today!
If you would rather print a form and mail a check, click here
Last Updated on Thursday, 10 November 2011 08:42