Heritage Trails Mountain Biking
Posted on 01/01/2021

Washington County Parks Announces Partnership with Metro MTB
Design and Construct Mountain Bike Trails at
Heritage Trails County Park, Slinger, WI

Slinger - The Washington County Board of Supervisors approved a new non-profit-public partnership with Metro Mountain Bikers, a Greater Milwaukee mountain bike trail advocacy group. 6-8 miles of premier Kettle Moraine flow style mountain bike trails will be designed and constructed in the next 12-18 months.
“Mountain biking has been increasing in popularity and demand, all of the past County Park surveys and Wisconsin DNR southeastern Wisconsin recreation surveys have confirmed this public demand for more opportunities in our area,” said Parks & Trails Manager Eric Hyde. “We’re truly honored and excited for this opportunity to partner with a well-established organization like Metro MTB that has the resources and track record to take on a project like this.”

“Metro could not be more excited for the opportunity to partner with Washington County Parks. Mountain Biking Recreation is quickly growing across the nation and so many Washington County and Southeast Wisconsin residents are seeking trails and new recreation experiences. Washington County was quick to recognize the need for increased recreation and approached Metro two years ago to begin exploring the build out of trail in Heritage Trails County Park. Here we are today breaking ground and creating something that will really make a statement for all of Wisconsin" said Metro MTB President James Mattox. "These trails are going to be some of the best in the entire state. We will have a little bit of everything for riders of all abilities and skill levels. Deploying the newest trail building techniques and features, we will have single track, flow trail with A and B lines, as well as more progressive Black Diamond areas built into the park with jumps, drops, and features that will challenge even the best of riders. This trail system will draw riders from at least three states away to see what has been built in Washington County! To say we are excited would be an understatement."

If you are interested in getting involved with the project, please visit Metro MTB’s contact information at www.metromountainbikers.com/Contact . You can support this project and their cause by volunteering, donating to this project, becoming a sponsor, and/or by becoming a Metro MTB Member.

About the Washington County Park and Trail System
Washington County Park System is a sustainable park and trail system that is strategically being improved and expanded to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Washington County. For more information, follow @WashCoParks on Twitter or like on Facebook.

About Metro MTB
Our mission is to promote and protect environmentally responsible mountain bike opportunities in the Milwaukee metro area. Since our founding in 1994, Metro has built and maintained more than 20 miles of trails in the Milwaukee area.

Trail maintenance and stewardship is a core function of our group. Metro hosts a number of trail days to maintain and improve our local trails, and participates in regular training to stay abreast of best practices for trail building and maintenance. For more information, visit www.metromountainbikers.com or follow them on social media @MetroMountainBikers on Instagram or like on Facebook.