JORBA has some exciting news! Something is decidedly NOT rotten in the state of New Jersey.
High Bridge, NJ has approved adding directional, progressive, family-friendly, skill building bike trails to an existing system, leveraging proximity to the High Bridge pump track, Columbia Trail and Nassau Trail systems to further establish High Bridge as a destination mountain bike venue.
JORBA has committed $15,000 in funds for this project in partnership with High Bridge Boro and Avid Trails. We’ve started applying for grants, and are reaching out to the mountain biking community in New Jersey to raise an additional $15,000.
Highlights of the project include:
- Two new downhill, single-direction, Mountain Bike designated flow trails will be constructed
- One trail is a 2,050′ beginner flow / jump trail (5.4% avg. grade)
- One trail is a 1,450′ intermediate flow / jump trail (7% avg. grade)
- Maintaining the existing multi-use perimeter loop trail, including existing alignment on the East side of project area
- Building a new multi-use, multi-directional trail on the West side
- Utilizing segments of existing trail wherever possible
We’ve also applied to Outdoor Research and we will be applying to People for Bikes, as part of the effort to get more kids on bikes. The Commons will be an excellent destination for kids, adults, beginners, and experts alike.
Of course, we need your help in spreading the word, or in making a donation.
(Select: Donation for Commons High Bridge)
JORBA is always looking for new membership. The above is a targeted project which needs specific help to fund this exciting project. In addition to this, JORBA needs your membership, because being able to commit $15,000 to a project like this, and being able to apply for, and obtain grants, depends on membership numbers. Consider joining today. We ask for nothing more than a Green Circle membership at $25 a year. You can join JORBA by following this link: http://www.jorba.org/node/50
JORBA and MTBNJ appreciate the efforts the community has put into making things happen in the state. Hope to see you out on the trails!