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BLM Idaho Trail Design

The BLM Shoshone Field Office is conducting the North Highway 20 Travel Management Plan and is incorporating proposed trails to address recreation demand in the Wood River Valley. Some trails that were designed in previous years may be within priority sage-grouse habitat; so additional trails are being designed that are outside of these sensitive areas.

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Sea Otter Ride Zone Progress

IMBA Trail Solutions is right on schedule with the construction of the Volkswagen Sea Otter Classic Ride Zone. The crew has had good weather for the build with mostly sunny skies. Last night brought about a quarter inch of rain to the Laguna Seca Recreation Area. The timing couldn't have been better as the trails were perfect for packing this morning – no need to drag any hoses around.

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Sea Otter Ride Zone Taking Shape

IMBA Trail Solutions has hit the ground running in Monterey, California as it begins the construction of the Ride Zone for the 2013 Volkswagen Sea Otter Classic. This year's Ride Zone features the SRAM Mountain Bike Skills park presented by IMBA, and the Specialized/IMBA Kid's Bike Play Area.

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Rescue Ready in Anniston

The development of new mountain bike trails on Coldwater Mountain near Anniston, Alabama has helped motivate the Anniston Fire Department to up the beat on its wilderness rescue response capabilities. A cycling accident on Coldwater Mountain last August helped the agency recognize the need for an improved response capability.

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Indian Spring Trails Corridor Flagging Underway (Agent Orange Turns Green)

The BLM Burley Field Office is proceeding with its study of improvements to the Indian Spring Trail Network in Idaho's Magic Valley. The National Environmental Policy Act requires the BLM to study how the development of new trails will impact the environmental and cultural resources present on the site.

 

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Pumped on Peeps

The wooden pump track at Reimers Ranch Park in Travis County Texas is complete and open to the public. The project required a great deal of collaboration and team work to bring it to fruition, and the people at Travis County Parks and the Austin Ridge Riders were outstanding partners to have in that effort. Trail Solutions was working as a subcontractor to the project under the general contractor STR Constructors.

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Plans For New Trails At Land Heritage Institute

The Land Heritage Institute (LHI) is a living museum on 1200 acres of open space along the banks of the Medina River on the far south side of San Antonio, Texas. LHI preserves and maintains the acreage, and the organization has developed many successful interpretive programs that help visitors to the site understand the history of the place and how its 10,000 years of continual human habitation have contributed to the character and uniqueness of this landscape.

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GHORBA Greatness

The Greater Houston Off Road Bicycle Association (GHORBA) has been doing big things to improve mountain biking opportunities around Houston.

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New Lift-Accessed Trails Designed in Sun Valley

Fall rains haven't slowed down efforts to design more lift-accessed trails in Sun Valley, Idaho. Randy Spangler, Trail Specialist with IMBA's Trail Solutions, and Julian Tyo, a supervisor with the Sun Valley Company, have been braving cold, damp weather as they work to design a number of sustainable lift-accessed trails on the resort's Bald Mountain.

 

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