New mountain bike trail in St. Louis area

Trailnet announced the opening of a major new mountain bike trail this week.

According to the story in the Edwardsville Intelligencer:
The primitive trail is sanctioned by the National Off-Road Bicycle Association and is rated intermediate to expert level for competitive races.

The park owes its development to a partnership between Trailnet, Gateway Off-Road Cyclists (GORC) and the city of St. Louis. The 2.9 mile loop is on 72 acres of land just south of the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge on the west side of Riverview Drive. . .

The Chain of Rocks Mountain Bike Park is located in the Confluence Greenway, a 200-square-mile urban riverside park and trail system now being developed in the heart of the bi-state St. Louis region, stretching from the St. Louis and East St. Louis riverfronts to St. Charles, Mo., on the Missouri and Grafton on the Mississippi.