O’BANNON WOODS STATE PARK - INDIANA
Client: Hoosier Mountain Bike Association
Scope: We overcame several challenges to build three miles of super flowy trails that ultimately received national attention and now draw users from far and wide. First, we had to factor in other park activities such as horseback riding, making sure our mountain bike trails were compatible by designing them to slow down riders ahead of intersections where they might encounter horses. Secondly, we intentionally did more than the usual amount of rock work to create a firm tread despite a perched water table. What resulted was a mega flow trail abounding with turns, berms, jumps and pumps.