Organization: Ocala Mountain Bike Association, Inc.
Type: MTB Project
The Ocala Mountain Bike Association (OMBA) used our $10,000 grant to help build 2.5 miles of singletrack that provide western access, via the Ross Prairie Trailhead, to the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway. Once on the greenway, riders can access 68 miles of mountain bike trails, including the legendary Santos Trail System-an IMBA Epic. This new link enables residents in surrounding neighborhoods and visitors from the nearby Ross Prairie campground to ride instead of drive to great trails. Our funding also helped OMBA hire a professional contractor to work with the challenging soil and topography along the trail corridor, and served as part of the match for their Recreational Trails Program grant. This project received tremendous support from local bike shops, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and the state’s Office of Greenways and Trails.