This is the place to learn about our project proposals submitted to the area land managers. The Ongoing Projects section lists our long-term projects at area parks.
We have submitted a proposal to develop a directional flow trail, family trail and pump track to the City of Wildwood. We are currently going through the approval process. The proposal has received positive public comments and is now going in front of the Planning and Zoning Board for approval on 2/18/20. If approved, it will go before the City Council next month. We are hopeful that this project will be approved this Spring.
The project was approved by the Planning and Zoning Board last night. One step closer. The next step is the presentation to the City Council for the initial review.
The project was reviewed by the Wildwood City Council on February 24th. We are awaiting further news from the City.
West Tyson (Chubb)
We have submitted a master plan proposal to develop a new trail and features to St. Louis County Parks. This effort is being led by the GORC Gravity team.
We are currently working with St. Charles County Parks to scout and develop a proposed new flow trail, traditional trail and reroute some minor sections of the existing trail network. This effort is being led by the GORC Gravity team and Matson trail stewards. This project is currently out for bid by St. Charles County. See the map below for trails being constructed by professional builders.
While GORC has been proposing, building, and maintaining trails at Matson for many years, this project is a bit different. Our team has been helping to guide the county through a different process. It will connect builders around the country with the county so they may bid on this project. GORC may have some volunteer-based building and/or maintaining with this project, but how much is yet to be determined.
Babler State Park
We are working on a proposal for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to add mountain bike trails to a portion of Babler State Park. If approved as submitted, it would include an XC type trail system with flow elements like Bluff View Trail. Total mileage would be 6-8 miles. The original concept that was proposed was not accepted due to environmental concerns. The result was that MO DNR designated another section of the park for mountain bike trails. We are currently revising the plan per their wishes.
Original Proposal: (New proposal to follow)
Cuivre River State Park
We are currently discussing opportunities within Cuivre River State Park to develop mountain bike trails. This is in very early stage discussions and we will announce more information as it becomes available.
Bluff View (official name) aka Rock Hollow aka Zombie
A maintenance plan was submitted to Wildwood to address any unresolved building issues on the now completed trail system. With their approval, we began peforming these updates at our official build days in 2019 and during our summer Thursday night weekly build series. We hope - with enough volunteer support - to have this plan completed by 2020.
A master plan was submitted to St. Louis County Parks in mid-2018 that outlines our project goals to revitalize the remaining multi-use trails using sustainable trail building methods and potentially create a singletrack route to allow riders access to and from the park via Melrose Road. This would allow users to connect Greensfelder to the Hamilton-Carr paved trail and onto the Al Foster and Bluff View trail networks. We believe this would greatly enhance the region's park connectivity and draw outdoor enthusiasts from around the region. Currently, this "Melrose Connector (working title)" trail concept has not been approved to date.
We are currently working on revitalizing the Deer Run trail by rerouting portions to create a sustainable natural surface tread. This includes up to 2 miles of new multi-use singletrack and will begin construction in March 2019 and will continue until the Deer Run trail is complete.
Once complete, our focus would shift to the Melrose Connector, if approved, or continue the revitalization process on the Mustang trail. Our preference would be to gain northern multi-use access from Melrose Road to connect our region's parks and amenities.
Cliff Cave is expanding its natural surface trail network. A proposal has been submitted to connect the East and Westside trails. More information in the near future.