Springdale Celebrates Opening Of New Mountain Bike Trail

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SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — The first phase of the Springdale Mountain Bike Trail officially opened to mountain bikers Tuesday (Oct. 6).

Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse, the Springdale Chamber of Commerce, City Council, Parks & Recreation Department, police department, trail committee and the Walton Foundation were there for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The trail system includes a 1.5 mile-long single-track trail, a half-mile downhill flow trail dubbed Thunder Chicken that includes rollers, berms, jumps, drops and wooden features, a concrete pump track and a skills course.

The trail will eventually be expanded to more than 17 miles of multi-use soft-surface trails designed specifically for mountain biking.

Fifth graders from JB Hunt Elementary School were the first to officially open the trail, along with members of Ozark Off Road Cyclists and several families who came out for the grand opening.

The Springdale Mountain Bike Trail trailhead is located on Pump Station Road near Silent Grove Road and connects to the Razorback Regional Greenway, which is a paved trail for pedestrians and cyclists that stretches from Fayetteville north to Bella Vista.

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  • Never go full liberal

    Never seen such a blatant waste of taxpayers hard earned money as these trails. Maybe I missed it or something, does anyone recall them taking a vote to see if this is how we wanted our money being spent? I personally can think of a few more things that Springdale could use instead of these trails. First off I think they could have hired a few more police officers or given raises to the current police officers, you know something that EVERYONE in the city has a use for especially with the gang violence as of late. Or how about spending some money on some trails that we can drive our vehicles on, you know they are call ROADS. The roads in this city are deplorable thanks in part to those big ole trucks hauling chickens and chicken guts. I suppose Springdale will follow Fayetteville’s lead and propose a property tax hike, but they don’t want to do it too soon after the opening of these trails because then everyone will know they didn’t have the money to build these trails in the first place, just like Fayetteville.

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