Friends of Rotary Park

This is a service provided to the users of Rotary Park in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee. It is hosted by Friends of Rotary Park, a newly formed volunteer group that is dilligently working to improve the trail network at the park. This site provides information about current, past, and future trail development.

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Rotary Park is a county-owned natural park in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee. It consists of two adjoining tracts of land that make up about 95 acres of mostly undeveloped, wooded land. There is one park entrance/exit that is paved and runs to the back of the park. There are three pavilions along the roadway with the largest being at the road's end. Rotary Park has an extensive trail network and is open to hikers and bikers. The new push for extensive trail work is necessary because most trails were improperly built by ATVs and motorcycles. Motorized vehicles are now banned from the park. Furthermore, the trails are showing signs of serious erosion. Most recently, a large amount of sustainable trail located outside of the park's boundary has been taken by development. The Friends of Rotary Park is dedicated to restoring and improving the park. Those interested in joining Friends of Rotary Park can do so by contacting Chris Clark at 931-801-3898. Dues are $25.00 for a family membership.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Friends:

Sorry I have been out of touch lately. Now that the weather is cooling off, my wife is making me spend my sat. mornings fixing our poor, poor yard that I have neglected in exchange for trail work.

I will try to schedule a new group workday very soon. I expect that we will resume installing signs the coming weeks.

If anyone has any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to shoot me an e-mail.

Also, mtbers, there is a race this Sunday at Mont. Bell. The 18 mile course is very challenging and fun. The beginner course is only 9 miles. I encourage everyone to come out, even if just to watch. There are some tight turns near the trailhead that will make for some interesting log jams. It is also easy to walk to the technical parts of the course. It will be a great place to watch the pros and see why they are racing at that level. We have a local pro that will be racing, so come cheer Dustin on.

Not only that, but we have two members of FORP that will be battling it out in Sport 30-39. Adam "Mean Joe" Queen and me, "The Singletrack Assassin", are both primed and ready for strong finishes this year. Adam has been consistantly running 2nd and finishing high in most sport races. Last time I raced at the Bell, I won my race and have to defend my record. We are both racing for Team Nashville Mountain Bike. Look for us in the camo jerseies.

For more info on the race, go to www.tbra.org.

CC

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