Organization: USDA Forest Service Poplar Bluff Ranger District
Type: Bike Path
Local mountain bike enthusiasts advocated for good trails close to home, and the U.S. Forest Service’s Poplar Bluff Ranger District responded by partnering with the city, county, a local bike shop and a cycling club to make it happen. The completed 21-mile trail network will provide beginner- to intermediate-level mountain biking and, through increased use, will prevent illegal dumping in this section of the Mark Twain National Forest. Partnering groups will contribute matching funds, materials, and volunteer labor, seeing this as the first step in creating a more bike-friendly environment with cycling routes throughout the city of Poplar Bluff.