New Mountain Bike Trails open at Pinnacle Mountain State Park

or 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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