Public invited to help build mountain bike trail on North Kaibab

Volunteers listen to trail building organizers. Last year, about 25 cycling enthusiasts gathered along the Rainbow Rim Trail the weekend of Sept. 28-29 to learn about sustainable trail design from trainers with the International Mountain Bicycling Association. Photo/USDA Forest Service, Southwestern Region, Kaibab National Forest.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->

Volunteers listen to trail building organizers. Last year, about 25 cycling enthusiasts gathered along the Rainbow Rim Trail the weekend of Sept. 28-29 to learn about sustainable trail design from trainers with the International Mountain Bicycling Association. Photo/USDA Forest Service, Southwestern Region, Kaibab National Forest.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->

FREDONIA, Ariz. - Anyone with an interest in mountain biking is invited to help build bike trail along the scenic Rainbow Rim overlooking Grand Canyon next month.

On October 13 and 14, the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), in partnership with the Kaibab National Forest, will sponsor a volunteer trail-building event to begin work on an eight-mile extension to existing trails along the North Rim.

The event will take place along the popular Rainbow Rim Trail, an 18-mile multiple-use trail on the North Kaibab Ranger District that connects breathtaking overlooks of the Grand Canyon. An optional camp-out at Timp Point is on offer Sunday night.

This trail-building event will be similar to the IMBA Trail Care Crew trail design workshop put on in the same place last year, which plotted many of the routes for the Rainbow Rim Trail extension.

The trail build will have hand tools and safety equipment at the site, along with an evening meal on Oct. 13. The event is free.

Registering and info is available from Missy Spandl at (928) 643-8120 or by visiting the IMBA Southwest Facebook event at www.facebook.com/events/578199975560341/.

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