Bike Trail Improvement

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As the mountain bike trails at Lake James State Park settle in their first years, frequent riders have offered many helpful suggestions on how they can be improved. The Northwest NC Mountain Bike Alliance provided funding and expertise to a new reroute for the West Wimba Trail to make it more enjoyable for riders. Jim Horton of Horton Design cut the new section and included several beautiful berms and the regular Lake James volunteer trail crew and area B.R.I.D.G.E. crews did the hand work. N.C. State Parks and the Friends of Lake James State Park also contributedto the funding of this project by each paying 20% of the bill. Starting July 1, the direction of travel on the mountain bike trails will be counterclockwise and will change on a quarterly basis.