25 miles of new mountain bike trails in Greenville, Maine
The Moosehead Outdoor Alliance hopes the trail system will boost the economy of the Greenville area.
GREENVILLE, Maine – In Maine we are fortunate to be able to participate in a variety of recreational activities year round. Thanks to a nonprofit and the help of others, there may soon be more options for enjoying a growing popular outdoor activity.
the Moosehead Outdoor Alliance (MOA) has announced plans to build 25 miles of mountain bike trails in the Greenville area. The group hopes that by doing this it will help give the community an economic boost.
MOA organizers say they have reached an agreement for 15,000 acres of state-owned woodland, known as “public small moose plots.” It borders downtown Greenville and is where the mountain bike trail system will be built.
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“We are working to build [the trails for] all ages and skill levels, from beginner to expert, “said MOA Treasure Rodney Folsom Jr.” The key here [is the] accessibility from downtown Greenville so you can park and ride, then back into town. “
He told NEWS CENTER Maine that the project would cost around $ 700,000.
“We really aim to have professionally built, goal-oriented trails that will last a long time,” added Folsom.
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To help pay for the trail network, the MOA is applying for grants and has launched a GoFundMe page. The nonprofit hopes to begin construction by the end of this summer.