Nockamixon Grand Opening

Sunday, October 9, 2011 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

On October 9, 2011 at 10:00am the Valley Mountain Bikers, Philadelphia Mountain Biking Association, and Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources are hosting the official Grand Opening for a new multi-use mountain biking and hiking trail system in Nockamixon State Park. The Grand Opening events will consist of a ribbon cutting ceremony and guided mountain bike rides on the new trails. All ability levels can ride Nockamixon, including kids.

Late in 2008 the Valley Mountain Bikers and Philadelphia Mountain Biking Association along with the International Mountain Bicycling Association began working with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Park Manager Obie Derr to design and construct mountain biking and hiking trails in the park’s eastern area, known as Haycock Cove. The planning and design work began almost immediately, with construction starting in September 2010. As of September 2011 there are over 9 miles of completed trail, with additional mileage under construction. These new multi-use trails are approved for mountain biking and hiking. To date, over 2,000 hours of volunteer efforts organized by Valley Mountain Bikers and Philadelphia Mountain Biking Association have been invested in this project.

The Grand Opening is a great opportunity for you and your family to experience a new outdoor recreation opportunity right here in Bucks County. So please stop by the Haycock boat launch any time between 10am and 2pm to enjoy the outdoors on some great new trails. There will be complimentary food and drinks for event participants. Donations will be accepted at the entrance to the event and at the VMB tent for expanding the parking area at Tower Road and constructing a Kiosk at the trailhead.

Many local bike shops will be on hand to provide free bike demos and tech support. You can try out a new mountain bike for free! A raffle will also be held to raise funds to expand the parking lot at Tower Road since it is already overflowing with bikers and hikers. Generous donations from the local bike shops and businesses will make this possible.

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Trail map: big thanks to Tom Burrows and Hope for pulling this together.