Oak Mountain State Park opens new mountain bike trail “Tails” – Shelby County Reporter

Oak Mountain State Park opens new mountain bike trail “Tails” – Shelby County Reporter

Oak Mountain Point out Park opens new mountain bike path “Tails”

Posted 1:49 pm Monday, January 9, 2023

By LIZZIE BOWEN | Staff Author

PELHAM – A new mountain biking path has created its way to Oak Mountain State Park and is all set to take pleasure in.

On Saturday, Jan. 7 the formal ribbon chopping was held for the new mountain bicycle path named “Tails.” The path was opened via a partnership with Birmingham City Mountain Pedalers, also known as BUMP.

“We are so thrilled for the addition,” Central District Superintendent Scotti Jackson mentioned. “BUMP is an incredible spouse for Alabama State Parks and for Oak Mountain State Park. The “Tails” trial is heading to be a phenomenal addition in this article at Oak Mountain and a great experience for a mountain biker for a long time to appear.”

“Everybody is so energized,” Jackson mentioned. “The astounding difficulties that this trail gives, the seriously phenomenal course and the specialized components of this have been definitely well been given and from the individuals that are in this article and using the path.”

Jackson mentioned she is quite fired up for the path and for mountain bikers in the region to get pleasure from all the terrain the path gives.

“As it continues to be listed here, I assume it is likely to turn into a staple for folks that are wanting for that definitely entertaining experience ride,” Jackson said. “I am tremendous impressed, not only with the do the job on the path alone, but also with the incredible partnership that has introduced it together. There is a large amount of features that have to occur alongside one another to make this function and perform like it does, and it is attractive.”

When bikers who skilled have been asked about what they appreciated about the path, the landscaping was pointed out as an critical ingredient of the trail.

Chase Draper is the president of BUMP which is a 501C3 nonprofit group. The nonprofit will work as a division of Southern Off-Highway Bicycle Association, also identified as SORBA. SORBA is underneath the Intercontinental Mountain Bike Group also regarded as IMBO.

BUMP now has somewhere around 40 miles of mountain bike function trails that are labeled multi-use. Shelby County donated money to develop a few trails in Oak Mountain Point out Park.