The City of Norfolk and Bike Norfolk are happy to announce the date for the official (and virtual) grand opening of the Northside Park Trails.
Join us September 12th at 10am. You can check it out on Facebook LIVE on the Northside Park Mountain Bike Trails Norfolk Facebook page. Included in the opening will be remarks by stakeholders, unveiling of the two trailhead signs/ wayfinding, and ribbon cutting with Vice Mayor Martin Thomas. The event is limited to invited guests and press. Trail and bicycle enthusiasts are encouraged to participate by watching on Facebook Live on the Northside Park Mountain Bike Trails Facebook page.
Northside Park is a 62-acre park located in Norfolk, Virginia. The park has tennis courts, a skate park, ball fields and an indoor pool. For years, there has been an unofficial and overgrown network of trails in the wooded section of the park. Over the past two years, Bike Norfolk volunteers have worked in partnership with Norfolk Recreation, Parks and Open Space, Keep Norfolk Beautiful, and REI to cut new trail, clean/ mulch the existing ones, and connect the trails to create uninterrupted flow. As a result, three trails have been developed: Hide and Seek, Trae’s Trail, and David’s Sprint, for a total of 2.2 miles of single track. The suggested bike for these trails is a mountain bike, and helmets are required. Visitors may also walk or run the trails.