A popular Vigo County bike park has designed and created accessible trails

Griffin Bike Park has designed three new trails that are wheelchair accessible. News 10 sat down with manager Rich Moore to find out more about how the trails were developed.

Posted: Apr 17, 2019 6:38 PM
Updated: Apr 17, 2019 7:38 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI)- Griffin Bike Park is well-known as an outdoor escape for bikers.

The park features several ramps and trails that are all designed for a thrilling adventure.

However, it became apparent to manager Rich Moore, that not everyone could enjoy the trails.

Moore came to the conclusion after witnessing a young girl with cerebral palsy attempt the trails without success.

"I'd like to share that passion for riding with everybody and kids that can't do it that's a sad thing so we decided to research and build some trails that they could ride on," said Moore. 

He and several crew members researched accessible trails and developed three new options for those in wheelchairs.

The trails range from beginner to expert and provide a variety of jumps.

There are also two different bridges that are supported by bumpers so that wheelchairs can get through carefully.

In addition, the trail is measured out six feet wide.

Moore told News 10 that the project is still in the works but is heading in the right direction for future riders.

"We wanna get as many as we can out and riding that way they can enjoy the trail and enjoy the bike ride like we do because you know there's a saying....riding fixes everything and it does," said Moore. 

In the end, Moore told News 10 that his inspiration came from the young girl and now he's excited to share his passion with those who have disabilities. 

The new trail will officially open May 16th at 3:30 p.m.

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