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HMBA-IMBA and KYMBA will be working with a local volunteer group this Saturday, 9:00AM at the O'Bannon Woods Group Camp.

This is the same group that worked with us earlier in the year.  They are a very hard working group and we got a lot accomplished the last time we worked with them.  So, we need mountain bike volunteer to help lead volunteers.  We have some new trail to build, but can also use the volunteers for projects such as trimming and rock work.  The work will be focused on the new trail segment between the Group Camp and the Fire Tower.

Then, at 5:00PM, there is a grand opening for the new section of trail at the Group Camp.  I would encourage mountain bikers to come out and ride down to the Grand Opening.  The new section of trail is fantastic.  It does have expert level rock features, but the views are worth the effort.  It ride great both down and up. 

Free Camping for volunteers.  I will be camping both Friday and Saturday nights.  Andy Williamson, IMBA Great Lakes Regional Director, will be joining us for the grand opening.

We will have a group ride starting at the Rocky Ridge Trail Head (in the electric campgrounds) at 3:00PM. 

The opening of this trail took a team effort.  Local mountain bike volunteers, KYMBA volunteers, HMBA volunteers from around the State, the IMBA Trail Care Crew, Park Staff, Americorp workers, and Local volunteers groups have all played a part in building this trail. 

The new trail adds another 2.5 miles of purpose built single track to the O'Bannon Woods trail system.  This gives us about 8 miles of purpose built trail in addition to the 24 mile Adventure Trail.  O'Bannon is a rough and tumble Park, with lots of rocks, caves, cliffs, and sinkholes.  The trails are a bit more technical that the Brown County State Park trails.   While 8 miles may not seem like much this is a trail system that you can ride out and back for a butt kicking 16 mile ride.  And and RTP grant is in the works to build more trails that will provide for one big loop through the Park.

HMBA: Director of Trail Development / Secretary


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