Ribbon cutting set for a new single track at the Moneymaker Trailhead on November 17

Calvert City invites the public to witness the official dedication of the new Doctor’s Park single-lane trail.

This new single track trail can be used for hiking, running and mountain biking. It is located just off the Doctor’s Park multi-use trail. Calvert City residents Steve and Dache Moneymaker were instrumental in the development of this three-mile beginner level trail. Remarks will begin at 4:00 p.m. at the trailhead behind the Calvert Town Hall.

The beginner trail is the result of a 2019 feasibility study by the International Mountain Biking Association. During their in-person interviews, the high school mountain bike team said there was a need for beginner trails in the area. Calvert City had 25 acres available adjacent to Doctor’s Park and with locally skilled trail builders and a little help from Calvert City Public Works, the trail was developed. There is just over 3.25 miles of developed dirt trail with plans to create an access path from Calvert Elementary School so students can use the trail more easily.

Cyclists are encouraged to get on the trail and ride to “break in” to the new trail. “The high school team has been on the trail and the trail provides a great introduction to mountain biking,” said Blair Travis, director of marketing and business development for Calvert City. “It helps build riders’ confidence to eventually ride Bo Beckett and Land Between the Lakes.”

Runners, runners and walkers are encouraged to take advantage of the new trail and use Strava. Challenges will be set up for friendly competition along the trail via the Strava app.

For more information, call Calvert City Hall at (270) 395-7138 or email info@calvertcityky.gov.