Helpful Video Guides New Users to Trails at Nockamixon State Park
With assistance from IMBA's Trail Solutions program, the Valley Mountain Bikers and the Philadelphia Mountain Biking Association have developed over ten miles of singletrack in the 5,300-acre Nockamixon State Park. The tight confines and lake shore presented challenges but the resulting system has a intuitive layout and great access.
The informational trail video on the Ride Nockamixon home page is helpful in orienting new riders to the trail system. It provides directions and shows example trail segments so users can know what to expect. This type of outreach will help ensure that more riders get into the sport and better enjoy their initial outings.
Trail Solution's work was supported by the Trail Building Fund at the request of Frank Maguire, IMBA's Mid-Atlantic Regional Director. Nockamixon State Park is managed by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.