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Learn How To Build A Mountain Bike Trail — The SummitCorps Way [Video]

Ever wondered how to build the perfect mountain biking trail?

Here is our answer!

Months of planning, a little bit of elbow grease and a lot of dedicated workers. That is what it took to complete 12.8 miles of hiking and biking trails in West Virginia’s New River Gorge (the Summit’s backyard) known as Arrowhead Hike & Bike Trails.

The trails are the result of a collaboration with the National Parks Service and the Boy Scouts of America’s Order of the Arrow (OA), in a project called SummitCorps: The River Experience.

Throughout July, OA members traveled to West Virginia from all over the world to help build the trails, which officially opened for public use in September 2011.

Check out the video above to see how the project went down, and how the Scouts built some amazing trails!


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