Frisco Mountain Bike Trail Update Jun 26, 2012
Remember our posting earlier in the year about the impending implementation of a mountain bike course here in Frisco? The city's cycling clubs invested in training for our members to be prepared for the actual construction of the trail. As usual, the conceptualization and training for projects like this often outpace the legal requirements and processes.
No, we haven't forgotten and, no it hasn't been cancelled - the Mountain Bike Trail we've all been talking about for months is about to come to fruition. On Thursday, June 20th, the group of cyclists from Shawnee Trail Cycling Club and Crest/RBM Cycling appeared before the CDC to seek formal approval for the use of the land.
From all reports, the CDC was extremely enthusiastic about this project and the fact that it's being driven by volunteers from the local cycling community. They were also extremely pleased that this has the very real potential to be a multi-use trail, one available for cyclists, walkers and runners, embedding in our community new fitness and recreational opportunities for the citizens of Frisco. The project received overwhelming approval to proceed. The next step is to get the ok from the Frisco City Council, probably at the meeting of July 31st. No problems are anticipated, but we encourage anyone and everyone to attend the council meeting that night to show your support.
We're certainly looking forward to finally getting our hands on the course and to begin the buildout. This should occur during the month of August and we'll need all the volunteers we can get - marking the course, mowing, weed eating, clearing brush, etc. We'll be putting out an official call for volunteers as the time draws closer, but keep those work gloves by the door.
In closing, we would like to say a big THANK YOU to the CDC and to our city government (Council, Mayor, Parks Department) for their support of this effort!