Future Project: Grant Funding for Downhill Mountain Bike Park
Gorges State Park already has some wonderful mountain biking trails within the 7,500 acre playground. The Friends of Gorges State Park would like to pursue grant opportunities to install a gravity park within the state park. Just last year, in 2015, Gorges State Park came in second place for the Bell Built Grant, administered by Bell Helmets and the International Association for Mountain Biking (IMBA). Our neighboring forests, Pisgah National Forest and Dupont State Recreation Forest, host plenty of world-class mountain biking opportunities but a gravity park at Gorges State Park would fill a unique need in this part of Western North Carolina. Keep track of our progress and learn how you can join in the journey by frequently visiting this project page or following us on Facebook.
If you’d like to read the what, why and wherefore of mountain biking, visit this page from an equipment vendor: Moutain Biking Primer.