Lexington celebrated the opening of its first mountain bike trail with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday.
This trail is the result of a public-private partnership with the Kentucky Mountain Bike Association, Mayor Jim Gray said at the ceremony. “It’s a manifestation of doing more with less. It’s what happens when you get the right people around a problem-solving table … you save money and make the impossible, possible.”
The cost of the trail was $30,000, compared to an original estimate of $150,000.
The trail is a “huge investment in quality of life, adding to Lexington’s growing reputation as a great place to live, work and raise a family, and as a tourist destination,” Gray said.
Located in Veterans Park in southern Fayette County, the trail is almost four miles long and is built to standards established by the International Mountain Biking Association for beginners and intermediate riders.