Finally, the news Richmond-area mountain bikers have been waiting for for over a year: A timeline has been set for the installation of a new trail loop in Dogwood Dell. Actually, it’s not just one loop, it’s two, and local hikers should just as excited about the news. Nathan Burrell, city trails manager for the parks, said that by mid-January the infamous “SWECO Trail Dozer” will be in the Dell rough-cutting a 1.75-mile, MTB-specific loop. A separate 1.5-mile hikers-only loop will be built mostly by hand at the same time.
It was a big Saturday on the James River as volunteers and James River Park staffers continued to make improvements all around the park. (more…)home page