Volunteers Build And Maintain Mountain Bike Trail In Omaha

By: Lauren Squires Email
By: Lauren Squires Email

When you think of mountain biking, you probably picture an actual mountain but there is a trail right here in Omaha, Tranquility Park Trail and it gets a lot of traffic too.

“You think of mountain biking and of course you think of the mountains,” said Eric Geiger.

But take a ride along Tranquility Park Mountain Bike Trail and you might be fooled.

“It goes through the prairie grass out here, through indigenous trees, through pastures and trees and goes back out through the entrance,” said Roxanne Feagan.

The dirt paths didn't form themselves, instead the all volunteer non-profit, Trails Have Our Respect (also known as THOR), built and maintains the trail. They call themselves “dirt addicts” and it's because of them that this trail became the first approved off road trail system in the city limits.

“The trail is about 10 miles long. It's a single track,” said Reagan.

And it’s for all age and skill level.

“Every time you come out here you just get better all the time,” said Reagan.

“If you get out here and get on the trails you kind of forget that you're in suburbia,” said Feagan.

It’s a mountain biking experience in an unlikely place.

Tranquility Mountain Bike Park isn't the only place you'll find THOR. They take care of 10 other trails in Omaha, Fremont, Council Bluffs and Lincoln.

You can find more information at www.trailshaveourrespect.org.


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