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Local Mountain Bike Trail Gaining International Attention

Switchgrass Mountain Bike TrailThe Switchgrass Mountain Bike Trail at Wilson State Park in Russell County is gaining significant attention as it was recently named to the EPIC trail category in the International Mountain Bicycling Association's Model Trails Program.

Russell County Economic Development and Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Janae Talbott says the attraction, which is funded totally by donations, is bringing scores of mountain biking enthusiasts to the area.

"It has become very, very big on Facebook and on YouTube with people that just think it's the hardest and one of the toughest trails to ride," Talbott said. "We have more and more conferences and groups coming that want to do that; that's what they're coming for. It really doesn't matter if it's winter, spring, fall or summer there's people out there that are wanting to ride that trail."

For more information about the Switchgrass Mountain Bike Trail, contact Talbott at the Eco Devo and CVB office or CLICK HERE for a trail description written by the IMBA.

(Photo courtesy of IMBA.)

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