Grant to be used to provide funding for the construction of a new beginner trail at the park
(NEWNAN, Georgia, January 21, 2021) — SORBA Atlanta has received a $5000 grant from Bike Coweta to help fund the construction of a new mountain bike trail at Chattahoochee Bend State Park. The trail will be called the Campground Loop and will provide three miles of beginner level trail accessible from the park’s main campground.
The construction of the Campground Loop is part of a larger trail project that one day promises to provide up to 20 miles of mountain bike trails. The goal of the project is to provide trails that accommodate all user levels from beginner, intermediate to expert. The $5,000 grant will be used to fund equipment and operator costs associated with the project. SORBA Atlanta plans to schedule volunteer work days so that local trail advocates can get involved.
For now, the trail kicks off a long term project at Chattahoochee Bend that’s been years in the making according to Bike Coweta Board Member Chris Doane. “The demand for mountain bike trails in Coweta and the Atlanta area continues to grow. This project aligns with Bike Coweta’s mission of advocating for bike amenities that provide locals a place to safely ride,” said Doane. “Statistics have shown that bike trails have an economic impact for local economies. The development of Chattahoochee Bend into a significant mountain biking destination depends greatly on funding and the will of advocates for this project both on a local and state level. That’s why Bike Coweta selected this project,” Doane added.
About Bike Coweta: Bike Coweta is dedicated to advocating on behalf of local and visiting cyclists in Coweta County, Georgia. Bike Coweta’s goal is to provide a safe and bicycle friendly community to local citizens and to encourage cycling tourism as a source of local economic impact. The Bike Coweta Board includes a diverse group of local leaders and advocates.
About MTB Atlanta: MTB Atlanta is the Metro Atlanta Chapter of SORBA (Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association). The MTB Atlanta chapter members work with land managers in the Metro area to create trails and trail systems for mountain bikers and others to enjoy. Through advocacy, education, and recreational opportunities, MTB Atlanta carries out its mission to promote land access, trail preservation, and new trail development in order to enhance mountain bike riding, racing, fun, and fellowship for all mountain bikers in the Southeastern United States.