We are incredibly honored to have this project chosen as a recipient of the IMBA Dig In presented by Shimano grant! What does that mean? It means that IMBA (International Mountain Bicycling Association) and Shimano will be MATCHING $2,000 IN DONATIONS TO THE JAMESTOWN PROJECT THROUGH THE END OF SEPTEMBER!
The Jamestown Trail concept plan seeks to provide an engaging, nature-based activity for park visitors of all ability levels and trail users. The plan proposes shared-use, traditional trails for use by both mountain bikers and pedestrian users along with mountain bike-optimized trails that enhance the experience of riding a mountain bike. A diversity of trail difficulty levels is presented, ranging from easiest (white) to more difficult (blue). Technical features can be added alongside the trails to provide increased challenge desired by skilled riders. With this diversity of difficulty, the trails provide a desired experience for mountain bikers of wide-ranging ability levels – especially those at the beginner and intermediate level. This community-centric design allows riders to gradually build the skills necessary for more challenging trails. In summary the plan presents approximately 8.4 miles of singletrack trails.
The site’s gentle slopes at the base of the hill along provide ideal conditions for mountain bike amenities. Nearest the interstate and adjacent to the northeast agricultural field, a skills area/pump park (160,000 sq.ft.) and skills development area (16,000 sq. ft.) is shown on the concept plan. The northern skills area/pump park will provide an engaging recreational amenity to visitors on bikes at a higher skill and comfort level, while the southern skills area will cater toward the skills progression for beginner and intermediate riders. The skills areas are envisioned with a mix of features including bridges, rollers, rock gardens, and other features to provide progressively more challenging trail elements. These features help riders increase bike handling and balance skills which help them ride and enjoy the other trails in the network.
Posts about Jamestown Trail
- So long, 2021!As we get ready to ring in yet another new year, it’s time to take a couple minutes to remember what MEMBAs were able to accomplish in 2021! And as a reminder: MEMBA is a 501c3 organization run completely by volunteers and supported by donations (and membership)! If you’re looking to finish off the year with some good deeds but not quite sure MEMBA is the right place for them, read on.
- What’s coming up in MEMBA-landYou may have noticed that the blog here has been pretty silent…that’s because we’re out riding, digging, and, well, mostly clearing trees! But there is a lot going on in the coming days, so let’s get it all out there!
- Jamestown Design Update: Part TwoTrail design has officially kicked off! Chris Orr from IMBA Trail Solutions has been on the ground scouring the property for the best lines.
- Jamestown Design Update!CHRIS ORR (will soon) BE IN THE HOUSE, Y’ALL!
- Jamestown Trail UpdateTargeting 5-7 miles of professionally built single track on approximately 150 wooded acres featuring multiple large ravines. Click through to read about the project team and how you can help.