East Point to cut ribbon to Sykes Park Mountain Bike Trail

The city of East Point in partnership with The Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association Metro Atlanta Chapter – MTB Atlanta will cut the ribbon to the city’s new trail development at Sykes Park 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16, according to a press release.

For the first time, residents will view and ride on the Intermediate and Beginner Loops of the trail, located at 3224 Dodson Drive.

MTB Atlanta is a non-profit organization that works to ensure that our public lands offer fun, challenging, and sustainable trails for all mountain bikers and hikers. Their mission is to create, enhance and protect great mountain biking experiences in the southeast. MTB Atlanta partnered with the city of East Point to design, build, and help maintain the natural surface trails in the park.

The new 1.5 mile intermediate loop trail cost MTB Atlanta approximately $10,000 with over 400 build hours of service that included numerous public build and clean-up days and a new bridge for the previously built inner loop beginner trail.

The new intermediate loop connects to the reworked beginner loops, offering riders plenty of new berm turns, downhill, and a cross-country single track. In the fall, work will continue to complete the goal of three miles of beginner to advanced trails and a pump track.

After the ribbon cutting ceremony all guests are invited for a celebratory ride or hike through the trails.

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