Luke Melia


September 27, 2005

First Legal Mountain Bike Trail in NYC

My stepfather has worked for over two years to make this happen, securing grants and negotiating with the city and state, all for his love of the sport. It finally looks real, a 2.5-mile challenging mountain biking trail in the Washington Heights / Inwood area.

The trail will include a black diamond feature, a BMX track, and a challenge trail for younger and/or newer riders. The project will also include the development and installation of trailhead kiosks, trail markers and interpretive signage, natural resources monitoring, landscaping material to replant denuded areas, trail building tools, and educational pamphlets that advocate safety and environmental stewardship.

This is going to bring a lot of people a lot of joy…

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