IMBA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tackle Texas
|Mark discusses layout, including a great view of Canyon Lake.|
Canyon Lake, TX
International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)
Partnership Type: MOU
Story: In mid-February, Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew Lora Woolner and Mark Schmidt kicked off the first official visit outlined in IMBA's new memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Canyon Lake, Texas. The Central Texas Canyon Lake project played host to a one-day workshop specifically designed for land managers. Participants from the cities of San Antonio, Austin, and New Braunfels, as well as representatives of Texas Parks and Wildlife, Lower Colorado River Authority, and Hays County Parks attended. That weekend, IMBA conducted a trailbuilding school open to cyclists, other trail users and the general public. The rocky, ledgy limestone surrounding Canyon Lake is ideal for mountain biking. Participants designed and flagged nearly 3,000 feet of trail and constructed almost 1,000 feet of new trail.