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    MVR: Farmdale Dam and IMBA Build Mountain Biking Trails

    Lake: Farmdale Dam

    Partners: USACE; International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) Peoria Area Mountain Bikers Association (PAMBA);

    Partnership Type: MOU

    Story: Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew leaders Aaryn Kay and Scott Linnenburger rolled into America's heartland during the May 22-25 weekend to team with the Peoria Area Mountain Bikers Association (PAMBA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Celebrating the growing partnership between IMBA and the Army Corps, the weekend's activities focused on enhancing trails at the Corps' Farmdale and Fondulac facilities.

    Farmdale's existing 10-mile trail system is a testament to attentive user management and a fruitful partnership between local mountain bikers and equestrians. During the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew visit, the Peoria trail community banded together to re-route a trail that suffers from intense rutting and remains wet long into the riding season. The new route moved the trail out of the floodplain onto a gorgeous slope with views over the prairie.


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