Department of Parks
Mountain Bicycling Group To Visit General Butler State Resort Park April 28-29
CARROLLTON, Ky. – The International Mountain Bicycling Association Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew will visit General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton April 28-29 to talk about trails and teach sustainable trail building and maintenance techniques. The visit is one of 70 stops during 2007.
The event is free and open to the public.
The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crews are trail experts who travel the country leading trail projects that are designed to enhance and improve mountain biking and other recreational opportunities. The crews have lead more than 1,000 trail projects since 1997, teaching “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment and enhances enjoyment for all users.
The crew will be working on the 4.5-mile Fossil Trail at General Butler. This dirt trail is used for hiking year-round and for mountain biking from April through November. The Fossil Trail is home to Bike Butler, which hosts two mountain bike events: The General Butler & Bike Butler Triathlon on July 15 and the Bike Butler Mud, Sweat and Gears Race on Aug. 12.
Most Trail Care Crew visits last two to four days and include a trail building class on Saturday morning followed by trail work on Saturday afternoon. Weather permitting, the weekend usually closes with a group ride.
Any groups interested in attending this session should contact Mike Dulin, the Kentucky state representative for IMBA at 502-777-2029 or email@example.com. You can also look for details on the Kentucky Mountain Biking Association’s website: www.kymba.org
General Butler State Resort Park has a lodge, cottages, campground, Two Rivers Restaurant, gift shop, conference center, 9-hole golf course and hiking and biking trails. The park is also the site of the Butler-Turpin House, built in 1859, which offers a glimpse of Butler family history with its display of 18th and 19th-century heirlooms. Call 1-866-462-8853 for information.
The resort is located 44 miles northeast of Louisville. From Louisville, take I-71 to Carrollton. If you are coming from the Huntington area traveling west off of I-64, take exit #172. Drive north on Hwy 1, to Triple A Hwy north. Take Triple A Hwy North to I-275 West. Drive West on I-275 to I 71/75 South, then I-71 South to Exit 44. Turn right on Hwy 227 to the Park.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 53 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov