Mammoth Cave National Park has given SW KyMBA permission under a Special Use Permit to ride the NEW Big Hollow Trail for our IMBA TCC Group Ride. Note: This trail is currently closed to the public due to construction delays. Ride with us as we get a sneak peak of the first Singletrack MTB trail built in a National Park.
Meet at 9 am on the back lot of IGA on the corner of Lovers Lane and Cemetery Road in Bowling Green, Ky to carpool. Or at the International Center for Science and Learning at MCNP on Maple Springs Loop Rd at 9:45 am. Ride begins at 10 ish. Sunday, Nov. 10 (This Event will also feature a Bike Demo as part of the action. The Specialized Demo Truck will be on hand for everyone to try out different styles of Bikes.
Just to be clear; we are parking at the Science Center on Maple Springs Road. If you are arriving by way of crossing the Green River Ferry then take a left onto to Maple Springs Road. The Science Center is the first building on your right.
Be sure to get a Special Use Permit parking Tag for your car while attending as the area is closed to the public and we are operating under a special use permit. I will be on hand at the Science Center with tags. Please try to carpool as best as possible. Please do not park on the road, at the Big Hollow trailhead, in the campground or at the Maple Springs Parking Lot as you will get ticketed. And if you see a Ranger please tell them thanks for allowing us this privilege.
Meet our Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew Jesse Livingston and Lori Reed
Jesse and Lori bring vibrant and diverse backgrounds to the job. Jesse served in the U.S. Navy as a Fleet Marine Force Corpsman, where he rendered emergency medical treatment as well as taught other soldiers to administer first aid, including during Iraq deployment. When his service ended, he attended Missouri State University to earn a degree in Recreation, Sport and Park Administration. He recently finished an internship with the North Carolina Outward Bound, taking youth groups backpacking, rock climbing and whitewater canoeing. Jesse is also a Leave No Trace master educator.
Lori earned a degree from Missouri State in Exercise Science with a minor in Nutrition. She bolstered that with additional coursework in sports and child psychology, then went on to design a Healthy Teens program for her local YMCA, which teaches youth healthy exercise and eating habits. Her volunteer work also included the YMCA’s Tutoring Table, the Learn to Run a 5k Program, and their climbing wall program. Finally, for the past eight years, she has participated and organized events as part of Relay for Life.
Together, the two have volunteered extensively with their local mountain bike club, the Midwest Off Road Cyclists, doing trail work, organizing fundraisers and races, and racing themselves, as a team they've dubbed "Beauty and the Beast." They also love many other outdoor activities, including hiking, adventure racing, and trail running.