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The Making of Northwoods Part II

The Making of Northwoods Part II

I dismounted my bike atop the start of the jump line at Cedar Glades Park; my eyes narrowed in the mid-day sun as my gaze…

Tuesday, Mar 15

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I dismounted my bike atop the start of the jump line at Cedar Glades Park; my eyes narrowed in the mid-day sun as my gaze surveyed the possible lines I could drop into. I rolled my bike over the tabletops, glided effortlessly through the massive gravity berm and was deposited into the adjacent skills park. This skills park is parallel to two trails: an intermediate and a beginner trail that takes riders directly into the Northwoods Trail System from the Cedar Glades side. From Fall 2017 to Spring 2019, IMBA Trail Solutions designed and built Northwoods Phase I. This resulted in 15+ miles of progressive, bike-optimized trails that spanned the gamut of green flow to black technical and everything in-between. “Rich [Edwards] gave me the opportunity to build some of the trails that I’d always seen in my head,” said Josh Olson, IMBA Trail Solutions Director of Construction. Former IMBA Director of Construction Rich Edwards with current IMBA Director of Construction & Operations Josh Olson posing near a Northwoods Trails kiosk.
​​​ Former IMBA Trail Solutions’ Trail Specialist Chris Lane hand finishing features in Northwoods. Trail Solutions builders working downslope on the Pullman Ave. Connector in 2020. Seth’s Bike Hacks in-depth video on the construction of these trails. What makes the Northwoods Trail System unique for the area is the fact that it’s a stacked loop system, one that allows trail users the ability to “bite off” as much mileage as they have time for or the ability to […]

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