New Mountain Bike Trails open at Pinnacle Mountain State Park

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For the first time, mountain bikers
will be able to ride trails at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. The park will be
hosting the dedication of two new mountain bike trails as part of the
celebration of National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day tomorrow (October 2).
The celebration begins at 9 a.m. with the dedication of the .70 mile Rabbit Ridge
Mountain Biking Trail (a beginner trail) and the 7.40 mile JackFork Mountain
Biking Trail (an intermediate to advanced trail). This will be followed by an
inaugural ride of the JackFork Mountain Biking Trail.  According to Joe Jacobs of Arkansas
State Parks, these trails are the first and only trails in the park that allow
bikes of any kind.
The ceremony will be held at the Jackfork Trail Head located
by the park visitor center.  Those attending the opening include Arkansas
State Parks Director Greg Butts; Pulaski County Judge Buddy Villines; Joe
Jacobs, manager of Marketing and Revenue for Arkansas State Parks; Josh
Jeffers, assistant park superintendent for Pinnacle Mountain State Park; and
Abby Cress, the park’s volunteer coordinator.  The public is invited to
the ribbon-cutting ceremony and to join in the official first rides along the
two trails.

Bikes for children to ride will be
available, and bikers will be on hand to provide assistance for new cyclists.  A
trails rider will demonstrate mountain biking tricks. For further information
on the celebration, contact Joe Jacobs at 501-682-6923.


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