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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Planned for Newnan Mountain Biking Trails

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Planned for Newnan Mountain Biking Trails

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The City of Newnan, Bike Coweta, and MTB Atlanta invite the public to attend a ribbon-cutting for the Roller Coaster Trail on Saturday, November 16, at 11:00 am, at the Newnan LINC Greenway.

The ceremony will celebrate the completion of the Roller Coaster Trail, part of the Newnan Trail Network, which includes a 1.5-mile intermediate loop and two new bridges. Trailheads are located on the LINC Greenway and form the LINC's Summerlin parking lot.

In 2018, Bike Coweta and the City of Newnan spearheaded efforts to identify local greenspace that could be utilized for shared used trails. Greenspace running along the LINC Greenway near the Summerlin subdivision was found to include topography favorable to biking and hiking trails. The Newnan City Council approved funding for the construction of the trails in July 2019 and MTB Atlanta was hired to build the trails and to create what is now called the Roller Coaster Trail. The Roller Coaster trail is the first shared-use trail of what is planned to be a network of soft surface shared-use trails known as the Newnan Trail Network.

The development of the new trail has benefitted from a volunteer effort organized by Bike Coweta and MTB Atlanta. Local volunteers have donated over 700 hours of their time to the project including assisting with finishing work on the trails and the construction of two 24' bridges.

"Our goal is to create a trail network crafted for mountain bikers of all skill levels and to attract riders from all around the Newnan and Coweta area. We are very proud of what has been built through the partnership with the City of Newnan and MTB Atlanta," states Chris Doane, Bike Coweta Board Member. "The word is already spreading about these trails, and I can't wait for others to discover all they have to offer. Hiking and biking trails are the perfect complements for Newnan's LINC Greenway."

Attendees of the ribbon cutting are advised to park at the Newnan Centre and walk or ride down to the Roller Coaster trailhead. Demo bikes will be provided by Atlanta Trek and Senoia Bicycle and be available for use on the new trail and LINC Greenway.

For more information about the Newnan Trail Network, please contact Bike Coweta at 678-378-3562 and online at bikecoweta.com.