Winter weather is here and local trails will be soon experiencing freeze thaw cycles. This means off-road trail conditions will be unsuitable for riding (as well as foot traffic) until the ground freezes solid and daytime temperatures stay well below freezing. Click here to learn more.
FORC volunteers building trail at Westbrook Park.
UPDATE (10/31/15): We had another great turnout and got most of the remaining work done on the 206 loop. 90% of the trail is finished but there is still a lot of work to go to get it dialed in. Stay tuned for the next trail day announcement and pledge to lend a hand if you enjoy these trails!
UPDATE (6/19/15): The 202 loop is now fully connected to the 101 loop and ready for tires! This brings the total amount of singletrack at the park up to 3.7 miles. If you are in the neighborhood stop by and check it out.
Trail is still being constructed at Westbrook Park. FORC has partnered with the City of Dewitt to design, build, and maintain a system of singletrack trail at the park for use by mountain bikes as well as hikers and other foot traffic.
Five loops (101, 102, 201, 202, & 205) are now signed and open for riding which brings the total amount of new trail to 3.7 miles. However, we still need your help! Keep an eye on the Westbrook Park sub forum and the FORC Facebook page for announcements of upcoming trail work days. Also, a big thank you to all the volunteers who have already put their sweat into the trail system!
Want to know more about Westbrook? Check out the Westbrook Park trail page. Here you can find trail related information and trail building updates.
FORC volunteers putting in new trail at Stephen's Park in Moline.
FORC is building trail at Stephen's Park in Moline and looking for volunteers.
No prior experience is necessary. These trails will be designated for off road cycling and foot traffic and at least 2 miles of singletrack trail is planned for the property.
The days are getting shorter and weekday riding opportunities are fading. Below are the current policies of local parks regarding night riding and after dark trail closures.
Update (10/7/14): Moline approves funding for phase 1 of bridge construction: environmental study. The study is estimated to take 6-9 months.
Update (4/12/14): Moline has secured $1.14M for construction of a new bridge at Sylvan Island. More details here.
Update (9/10/13): Missman Inc. Structural Assessment of Sylvan Island Bridge (PDF 5.1 MB)
UPDATE: A few articles with details about yesterdays Park Board Meeting concerning the Sylvan Island bridge.
The city of Moline has deemed the bridge providing access to the Sylvan Island natural area and trail network structurally unsound and unsafe for public use. Gates have been erected blocking access to the island via the bridge. The trails on the island and the island itself will remain open to the public but will only be accessible by boat.
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