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Mountain bike enthusiasts hope Web contest can help Doe Mountain trail efforts

May 13th, 2014 6:51 pm by NET News Service

Mountain bike enthusiasts hope Web contest can help Doe Mountain trail efforts

MOUNTAIN CITY — The Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association of the Tri-Cities is seeking Internet votes from the community for a grant from Bell Helmets, which will be used to build mountain bike trails on Doe Mountain.

Doe Mountain is a 6,600-acre mountain that runs through the center of Johnson County. It was recently established as a recreational area by the state. Trails and other recreational projects are now being planned by the Doe Mountain Recreational Authority, an independent agency set up by the state.

SORBA Tri-Cities has been selected as a Top-12 finalist for a Bell Built Grant offered by Bell Helmets and the International Mountain Bike Association. Bell Helmets will be giving away $100,000 for building three mountain bike facility projects across the country. The winners of the grants will be determined by Internet voting. The voting for the East Coast Region is taking place through Sundy. To vote for Doe Mountain, go to www.sorba-tricities.org.

Read the full story on the Johnson City Press website.

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