Volunteers create new mountain biking trails in Kansas City


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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Volunteers have been working on an urban mountain biking trail and hiking system in Kansas City that will include more than 50 miles of trails.

The project could take up to eight years to complete and will include natural "single-track" trails built to the standards of the International Mountain Bicycling Association.

The Kansas City Star reported Saturday that the project is in three parts. A Swope Park system would provide about 20 miles of trails. Seven miles of trails are finished, and the rest will take about four years to complete. There's also a 20-mile "connector" trail project.

Work on that section has just begun. The third part is another 16 miles of Blue River trails that are already in place.

--- Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com


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