Columbus’ First Dedicated Mountain Biking Trail Is Set To Open Late 2018

The capital city’s first dedicated mountain biking trail is set to open by the end of 2018.

The Central Ohio Mountain Biking Organization, with help from the Columbus Department of Recreation and Parks, have been awarded a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for $135,686. The trail will be 3 miles long and will run through a vacant area along the Scioto River.

The track will start at Berliner Park, with design work beginning this winter. Construction on the trail will begin in Fall 2018.

According to a report by The Dispatch, the track will have spaces for clinics and new riders to learn how to ride on mountain biking trails, as well as areas for riders to test their balance and agility.

This is the first course of it’s kind in the downtown area, making it easier for people who enjoy mountain biking to participate.

There are currently five mountain biking trails in Central Ohio, including Chestnut Ridge, Alum Creek (two trails), AW Marion, and Gnomewood.

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