What Do You Do if You Have No Trails? Go Urban!

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Lenosky recently joined with fellow pro rider Kyle Ebbett, the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) and the New York City Mountain Bike Association to build a mountain bike skills park in Manhattan. He said similar parks can be constructed in New Jersey’s urban areas if riders show initiative and local officials respond with open minds.

Chris Bernhardt, IMBA’s trail solutions coordinator, said creating urban mountain bike parks often entails answering concerns from land managers about environmental damage, liability and signage. The creation of the Highbridge Park in Manhattan’s Washington Heights proves it can be done successfully, he said.

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RL Policar

RL Policar is an avid mountain biker and the Editor In-Chief of MtnBikeRiders.com and BikeCommuters.com. Between the two sites, he's published well over 4,000 articles (and growing).


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