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Volunteers needed to expand Flint River trail system

Mitch Mercer Mitch Mercer

Big changes are coming to the Flint River trail system in downtown Albany.  Those behind the project need your help.

The Flint River Mountain Bike Association is getting help from the International Mountain Bike Association to make this a world class trail system.

Saturday, representatives from the group will teach volunteers trail building techniques to make the trail better for hiking, biking, running and more.

"Right now we do have trail that runs along the river. I would say 8 miles or so and then have a return loop. And that's what we're working on this weekend, the return loop. We'll be digging roots out of the trail, we'll be grading it and finishing the surface," said Mitch Mercer with the Flint River Mountain Bike Association.

Organizers say a better trail system is needed in Albany and will have a positive economic impact.

If you would like to help, meet at 9am Saturday at the first tee site on Mercer Avenue behind the Civic Center.


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