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Blue Ash, OH, Bike Park Makes the News

Knowing the value of a good plan, the City of Blue Ash engaged Trail Solutions to develop a conceptual bike park plan for their rapidly growing Summit Park. City staff and advocates continue to push for funding to build the inspriational design that will put the Cincinnati metro area in the lead, as noted in this recent article.

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Trail Solutions Weighs in on the Future of Mountain Biking

Trail Solutions project manager Doug Vinson took a break from the cab of his excavator to join other voices talking with Pinkbike about the future of mountain biking. Doug nails it with a vision bike parks sitting alongside other rec facilities such as soccer fields and playgrounds.

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Celebrating Chinese New Year with New Trails in Hong Kong

Just as the Chinese New Year season began in Hong Kong, it was time for IMBA Trail Solutions’ Joey Klein and Dirt Traction’s Hui Min (HM) Lim to depart. It had been a fast-paced couple of weeks, working closely with the Hong Kong Mountain Bike Association (HKMBA) who has partnered with the Agricultural, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) that manages most of the region’s green space and the trails people use to access it. This bond promises great improvements to new and proposed shared-use trail networks just outside the city of Hong Kong.

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Cuyuna Lakes Ride Center Set to Expand

The Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew, an IMBA chapter, has taken the master plan created by IMBA Trail Solutions and is on the verge of funding a large Phase 2 effort to keep the Cuyuna Lakes Ride Center at the forefront of Midwest mountain biking, as reported in this article by the Brainard Dispatch.

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Joey Klein Back in Australia

Having visited Australia many times over the past decade, Trail Specialist Joey Klein is back Down Under as keynote for the 2014 Australian Mountain Bike Summit. During his visit he'll also consult with several local trail communities to help them improve their riding. The Ministry of Tourism for the Northern Territory created this detailed press release about Joey's busy schedule.

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Building Momentum at Pocahontas State Park

On November 15, the new Gateway trail opened at Pocahontas State Park, welcoming four handcyclists on its first day. At the same time, over 23 girls from St. Catherine’s School were on the scene, volunteering to add some finishing touches before everyone—all levels and ages—got out to enjoy the trail together, just as designed.

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The snow falling in Idaho has an important job to do this year. The best method for compaction on a mountain bike trail is to let it sit under the load of this fluffy white stuff. When the lifts start spinning riders up Sun Valley’s Bald Mountain in 2015, a brand new, 1.6-mile flow trail will be waiting, freshly pressed by the winter’s snowpack.

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Partnerships Plant the Seeds for New Trails in Kanab, Utah

Patrick Kell, IMBA’s Southwest Regional Director, is again prospecting for new trail development, this time partnering with local residents, the Dixie Mountain Bike Association (an IMBA Chapter), Kane County, and the Kanab Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management. With an inspiring southwest landscape and the option for singletrack right into town, the proposal has early interest from stakeholders as diverse as the course designers for the Grand to Grand Ultra Running Race to the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, a major local employer.

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BLM Plans 100 Miles of Mountain Biking Trails Around Cedar City

Project Manager Shane Wilson spent several weeks in Cedar City, UT, earlier this year resulting in a proposal for a massive new system of trails, as reported by the Salt Lake Tribune.

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Pocahontas State Park’s Gateway Trails Set To Open for Veterans

In Pocahontas State Park near Richmond, Virginia, IMBA Trail Solutions is about to finish a one-mile Gateway Trails project. But this isn’t just any build. “I daresay there’s probably no facility like this in the United States,” said project manager Doug Vinson.

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