Razorback trails in Florida closing - can we do something?- Mtbr.com
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  1. #1
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    Apr 2004

    Upset Razorback trails in Florida closing - can we do something?

    One of the best mountain bike trails is closing down due to the owners of the land wanting to do "pursue other interests" with it.

    This trail system is comprised of about 12 miles of hard pack technical terrain that tests the endurance of any rider. Long uphills, Fast downhills and grueling technical sections make this trail one of the best in the Southeast.

    Is there something we can do? Are there any organizations that buy land for the purpose of keeping these trails alive?

    This will be the second trail we loose to developers. We lost the Toe, an extreme mountain biking trail system, because the owners wanted to develop it too. Here is the text from the goneriding.com website:

    Razorback MTB Park Closing: We are sad to announce that after a successful seven years of trail riding and mountain bike racing at the Razorback MTB Park in Reddick , Florida the park will be closing, the last day will be Sunday 11-04-07 . The owners of the property have decided to pursue other interests with the property and although we have maintained a good relationship with the owners and they have been very complimentary to our management of the park, the decision is none the less final.

    This coming weekend the park hours will be like normal but on the last weekend we will open the park on Thursday 11-1-07, Friday 11-2-07, Saturday 11-3-07 & Sunday 11-4-07 from 9am to dusk and camping and night riding will be allowed all four of those days. We do plan on having an informal farewell party on Saturday night (all are invited) 11-03-07 at the park (more info to follow). Again the last day to ride Razorback will be 11-04-08 a Sunday.

    This also means that the scheduled final round of the Florida State Championship which was scheduled for Razorback will now be moved to the Santos Trails with the date remaining the same 12-09-07. We feel the Santos location will be the best choice for the final event even though the seventh round is also at the same location, we do plan on running the FSC #7 & FSC #8 courses in opposite directions however.

    The popular 12 Hours of Razorback (scheduled for 2-16-08 ) will be moving to a course in the area and we will release the information ASAP.

    Also the first round of the SERC series will now be in Gainesville at Haile’s Trails on 3-16-08 .

    Please help pass the word as it is such short notice for everyone!

  2. #2
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    Oct 2003
    It isn't being lost to developers. The trail is in a quarry, an ACTIVE quarry. Eventually they were bound to dig it up. It has always been a possibility and the time has finally come. While it sucks it's not a huge surprise.

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