The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) has been hired by NYS Department of Environmental Conservation to help improve existing and design new mountain bike trails for the Moose River Plains with the goal of making this area a destination for mountain bicycling.
A kickoff meeting was held in October in Albany with representatives from DEC including Forest Preserve Coordinator Karyn Richards, and Chris Leman, a trail specialist with IMBA.
Leman then spent five days walking and evaluating trails and looking for opportunities to expand the trail system between Inlet and Raquette Lake that would take the mountain bike experience to the next level.
Also participating were Max Wolckenhauer and McCrea Burnham, both of the DEC, along with Ted Christodaro, local contact for the initiative. Continue reading