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New mountain bike park to be celebrated Wednesday

A grand-opening event to celebrate Belmont County Park’s new single-track mountain bike park is scheduled to take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. The park is located at 52005 850th St., Jackson.

The opening of the new mountain bike park comes after a few years of community education, advocating and lobbying, meetings with decision-makers and grant writing, A total of $190,000 for the project came from a Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources grant. Additionally, Jackson County provided $30,000 and the Friends of the Jackson Trails Committee donated more than $26,000.

The area has been designed to accommodate mountain bikers of all skill levels, and it’s open to hikers as well. People planning to attend Wednesday’s open house should bring their bikes or a good pair of hiking shoes.

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