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.