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Community Working Together at Bike Trail

Browns Creek Bike TrailCommunity Working Together at Bike Trail

This Saturday made for a perfect day for folks to come together to work to improve Brown’s Creek Bike Trail. The plan for the day was to put decking down on the 62 foot tunnel bridge, continue working on the new section of trail, and work on a changing station. Representatives from  Cape Fear SORBA, Boy Scouts, Johnson Law Firm, Hilton Auction and Realty, the Rotary Club, Elizabethtown Fire Department and Elizabethtown residents all showed up to assist in the projects.

The trail has a beginner’s loop, climbs with rewards, downhill sections, and technical areas as well. Creators of the trail made good use of the existing landscape. Now, the plan is to add more sections and improvements to the existing hidden treasure located in Elizabethtown on East Broad Street. The bridge will be a great addition to the park.  David Raynor said, “The changing station will be helpful for anyone needing to change into something more comfortable”. All the materials came from Bladen Builders Supply and Marsh Road Lumber Company.

Bike Trail ShelterThis is a joint effort by many. Cape Fear SORBA has worked hard to see this trail come to fruition. “Eddie Madden has helped coordinate everything and has been a big help” Raynor explained. There is a Facebook page for the bike trail that also assists in getting information out about work days and other events being held at the bike trail.

There are already two events scheduled at the trail coming soon. The first event is the 8K Trail Run and Walk to Benefit the Wounded Warrior Project on Saturday, April 18th, 2015 hosted by the Elizabethtown Rotary Club. The second event is the Coastal Carolina Off-Road Series, scheduled on Sunday, May 31st, 2015, hosted by Cape Fear Sorba. You don’t have to wait for an event to enjoy the trail. You can take advantage of Brown’s Creek Bike Trail any day of the week.  Raynor noted, “Walkers and runners are also invited to the track”.  Families, friends, and individuals can all find a great time at the bike trail.

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