Bell Helmets is ponying up $100,000 to fund a mountain biking trail project. Here on the East Coast, three trail building projects—one at Gorges State Park in North Carolina, one in Anniston, Alabama, and one in Knoxville, Tennessee—are vying for the money, and the winner will be chosen by you the voter! Voting begins on May 11, and the grant will be awarded on May 25. Check out the video introductions of each project below, then get to clickin’!
Situated in the heart of Knoxville, this bike park is being constructed with a range of trails that will appeal to a variety of riders. The highlight will be the proposed gravity trail that will feature rock gardens, drops, and constructed features in a highly visible area that will draw attention to this regionally unique trail.
Rock, rock, and more rock will rattle and test the skill of any gravity rider who descends the Timber Trail. Already flush with a range of singletrack, Coldwater Mountain will be augmented by this gnarly, techy trail that will feature car-sized boulders, steep rollovers, and drops.
A stronghold of East Coast riding, Brevard, NC, has the terrain to lay down a steep, rocky trail peppered with jumps and drops. The scenic waterfalls and deciduous forest will add to the experience of any visitor and make for a photogenic ride.