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Club News & Information (H.M.B.A.) => Trail Design, Construction, and Maintenance => Topic started by: bikerman on March 03, 2017, 04:57:25 PM

Title: Eagle Creek MB Trails
Post by: bikerman on March 03, 2017, 04:57:25 PM
Can anyone up date us on Eagle Creek MB Trails? Will there ever be any MB trails built?
Title: Re: Eagle Creek MB Trails
Post by: Paul_Arlinghaus on March 06, 2017, 05:09:26 AM
I wish we could say there is light at the end of the table, but with Indy Parks leadership and the local City counselor dead set against mtb access, it is not looking good that any thing will change. 

One thing that is happening is the that Indy Parks is trying to move forward building part of our proposed trail system (for hikers only).  So rather than fix the awful hiking trails on the East side, they are going to build more trails for user groups that don't volunteer to build or maintain trails.

Ultimately, until we find HMBA members who can build relationships with their city councilors and get someone on City Council to become our Champion, we will be on the outside looking in.
Title: Re: Eagle Creek MB Trails
Post by: tjuillerat on March 13, 2017, 02:51:07 PM
There are currently 5-6 miles of rogue trail on in Area L (non-Nature Preserve section) that have been built since May of 2014.  The park was notified in January 2015.  They have not be able to identify, nor catch the person and he continues to build. 

Here are photos from January 2015 with approximately 3-4 miles at that time.  Since then the rogue trails have increased to the south toward the Eagle Creek golf course and connect with the old, fall-line hiking trails in the Nature Preserve.


https://indytriple.smugmug.com/Category/2015-Eagle-Creek-Rouge-Trail/ (https://indytriple.smugmug.com/Category/2015-Eagle-Creek-Rouge-Trail/)



Title: Re: Eagle Creek MB Trails
Post by: Steve King on June 14, 2017, 02:38:00 PM
Eagle Creek Mountain Bike Trails. 
Meeting at Big Woods in Speedway (2nd Floor Meeting room), 1002 Main St, Speedway, Indiana 46224. 
June 21, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

HMBA has been offered an option for trails at Eagle Creek, but not in the area we were asking for. We need input from the mountain bike community, especially those who live near Eagle Creek to help us decide on our course of action moving forward.
Title: Re: Eagle Creek MB Trails
Post by: bikerman on June 26, 2017, 03:52:44 PM
Did anyone attend the Eagle Creek meeting who can up date us?
Title: Re: Eagle Creek MB Trails
Post by: Steve King on June 26, 2017, 04:26:17 PM
Did anyone attend the Eagle Creek meeting who can up date us?

See this link for additional information.

http://www.hmba.org/smf/index.php?topic=15146.0

Thanks to all who came out and voiced their questions and input about more trails on the Westside of Indianapolis. As mentioned last night, please go to the HMBA website and fill out the volunteer form and be sure to mark it "assist with Eagle Creek"  http://www.hmba.org/volunteer-with-hmba/  Stay tuned as we continue to have conversations and keep you in the loop on our progress and needs. Thanks again for your support!
Title: Re: Eagle Creek MB Trails
Post by: bikerman on July 05, 2017, 04:32:10 PM
Glad to hear there is some activity on Eagle Creek trails! Looking at the Indy Parks proposal, I see it comes close to the Sailing Club. Is there any concern about the club pushing back with this proposal? I'm not sure but I don't think they own the land? I think it is park owned property?
Also any concerns about the apartment complex near by? Would they push back?

I like the trail lay out, where would cars park?  :D
Title: Re: Eagle Creek MB Trails
Post by: MattYost on July 06, 2017, 04:12:02 PM
I'm not "in the know", but just from what I heard at the meeting: It will likely go behind the sailing club, on park property.  I'd be surprised if they could see or hear anything while building the trails, let alone when the riders on non-motorized bikes roll past, through the trees.  Though our invisibility is no guarantee they won't push back.  Same goes for the apartments: it's a very quiet amenity that will be practically invisible to them, and also easy for them to access if they want to use it.  Hopefully they enjoy having it nearby.  It's certainly more useful than an overgrown unused plot of land.


And parking is still largely to be determined.
Title: Re: Eagle Creek MB Trails
Post by: mtbikernate on July 12, 2017, 10:05:41 PM
The sailing club knows and has expressed concern to the park manager. I don't know more than that.

They pay a lease to the park to use the land. I don't know the terms of that lease.

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Title: Re: Eagle Creek MB Trails
Post by: indyshred on October 17, 2018, 02:55:24 PM
Im sure any chance of trails at Eagle Creek are DEAD?
Title: Re: Eagle Creek MB Trails
Post by: bikerman on December 28, 2018, 09:59:35 AM
Can someone update us on the Eagle Creek Town Hall Meeting held 12-19-18? Any developments on possible EC trails? Thanks!
Title: Re: Eagle Creek MB Trails
Post by: gmcttr on December 28, 2018, 11:10:22 AM
Can someone update us on the Eagle Creek Town Hall Meeting held 12-19-18?...

http://www.hmba.org/smf/index.php?topic=15503.0