Blue Ridge Trail Works to Speak to SBC
On March 9th, a small group met at Salisbury Community Park to discuss potential direction of the mountain bike trails. Those in attendance were: Eric Phillips(Skinny Wheels Bike Shop, Stephen Brown (Salisbury Parks and Recreation), Leonard Wood (Local Rider and Trail Volunteer) and Tony McGee and Scott Brown (Blue Ridge Trail Works)
Tony is a landscape architect who has been involved with building trails through both ‘Blue Ridge Trail Works’ and “Land of the Saura” since the 2000’s. He has been involved with many of the major trail systems in Danbury, Rockingham County, Wilkesboro, and Greenesboro. Moores Spring Trail, in Danbury, is one of the most recent trails Tony designed, constructed and helped train volunteers to build over 8 miles of very popular trail at Moore’s Springs, near Danbury, NC, which has just been incorporated into Hanging Rock State Park. Blue Ridge Trail Works has ongoing projects in Mayodan, and Shelby and involved in several other projects around the area that have yet to break ground. They also recently completed a major segment of the Carolina Thread Trail near Lancaster, SC.
Tony and Scott were very impressed with the amount of trail that has been built, at Community Park, and the volunteer work that has gone into it thus far. They were able to identify areas where improvements can be made to enhance user enjoyment & safety as well as sustainability.
Tony and Scott will join us at the April meeting to discuss steps that can be taken to enhance and to build upon this asset and take it to the next level. This meeting to be held on April 15th in the Civic Center at 316 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Salisbury. Beverages and snacks will be served.