Bike Trails

David Stutsman, Staff Writer

Outdoor Adventure hosted the grand opening of a new five-mile bike trail on the south side of Culver, behind Walmart.

“Back in 2009, the idea of adding a bike trail was brought up in a student forum,” Justin Crossland said.

The project went out to a bidding process two years ago, after the bidding process, construction on the circuit, which is comprised, of four different loops, began.

Just over a year later on October 12, Outdoor Adventure held the grand opening and ribbon cutting.

The trail is open to the public from 5 a.m. – 10 p.m. In the case of inclement weather or muddy conditions the front gate will be locked.

This trail was designed for use by foot pedestrian traffic and bicycles also the Outdoor Adventure has rules for the trail that should be followed.

One condition to enter the trail is to have a signed waiver on file before using the trail, and organized events and activities on the trail must be scheduled with Outdoor Adventure.

Other guidelines for trail use include:

* Always ride open trails and respect trail closures and do not trespass on private land.

* Be wary of the dirt beneath you because wet and muddy trails are more vulnerable to damage than dry ones.

* Stay on the already existing trails and do not create new ones, do not cut switchbacks. T

* If it is brought on then trail pack it out.

* Pay attention and stay in control of the bicycle because distracted riding, even for a moment, can put everyone around at risk.

* Yield appropriately to let other people using the trail know when bikers are present such as a bell ring or a friendly greeting.

* All motorized vehicles or equipment are not allowed on the trail.

Outdoor Adventure offers rental mountain bikes, clinics and group rides to help develop good mountain biking skills and connect groups of bikers.