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Interbike plans trail-building project prior to Fall CycloFest

Published August 12, 2016

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike is organizing a volunteer service project to help build new singletrack trails just before its inaugural Fall CycloFest festival, which will be held in October at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The trail project will be on October 19 from 1-5 p.m. The festival is October 20-23.

"We couldn't think of a better way to launch our new event than by gathering volunteers from the bicycle industry and local organizations to help expand the more than 30 miles of trails that are used by local Charlotte residents at no charge every day," said Pat Hus, the vice president of Interbike. "This will be a great opportunity to make positive change within the local cycling community, and we hope anyone that's willing to lend a hand will come out."

The Tarheel Trailblazers, a local non-profit organization affiliated with IMBA and SORBA, will spearhead the trail-building efforts. The event is sponsored by Interbike, PeopleForBikes and Recover Brands. Recover Brands will have free T-shirts for the first 100 volunteers that show up and assist. Volunteers also will be able to enjoy a refreshing beer at the completion of the day at the Pump House Biergarten.

Jeff Wise, CEO of the USNWC, said, "We're very grateful that Interbike took the initiative to try and gather the bike industry troops here in Charlotte to expand upon the trail system.

"With so many individual cyclists, groups and associations like the Tarheel Trailblazers using the facility on a regular basis, I am confident that all parties involved will use these trails for many years to come."

Volunteers are encouraged to bring fast drying short or long-sleeved shirts, long pants or shorts and closed-toed shoes.

Additional details can be found at cyclofest.com/service-project.

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