Mountain bike group plans 'roller coaster' trail system - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Mountain bike group plans 'roller coaster' trail system

Posted: Updated:

ASBURY, Iowa (AP) - A mountain bike group is leading the effort to build more than two miles of dirt trails through wooded land in the eastern Iowa city of Asbury.

The Telegraph Herald reports ( ) the Tri-State Mountain Bike Riders have raised about $50,000 through grants and local contributions for the 2.3-mile trail that will weave through 20 acres of land next to a city park.

Work has started on the trail, which bike group member Randy Vannorsdel says will "be like a roller coaster through the woods."

The trail is expected to open next summer.

The bike group's president, Brett Errthum, says members hope to develop more than 50 miles of mountain bike trails in Dubuque County in the next decade.

Information from: Telegraph Herald,

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly