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Briar Chapel Mountain Bike Trail

  • January 2, 2014

Client:  Newland Communities

Location:  Briar Chapel Development, Chapel Hill, NC

This was a unique project in a residential development in Chapel Hill, NC.  ETD enhanced Briar Chapel’s existing mountain bike trail system by designing and building a mile of mountain bike specific trail, including several progressive bikepark-style sections and features.  This project showcases our ability to design and construct a trail that will maximize a small area while giving users of all ability levels an exciting and safe trail experience.  This trail demonstrates numerous building techniques ranging from bikepark-style sections with piped drainage to minimal singletrack and rock treadwork.  ETD also hosted a volunteer trail clinic/work day with Triangle Off-Road Cyclists.  ETD donated time to design and rough-in 350 ft of machine-built trail and rock features, then educated volunteers on sustainable trail building and finishing.