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Oyster River Multiuse Trail Grand Opening
October 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Georges River Land Trust announces the grand opening of the Oyster River Multiuse Trail in the Thomaston Town Forest on Saturday, October 13 from 10 am to 1 pm at the trailhead at the end of Booker Street in Thomaston. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.
Opening day festivities will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony, exploration of the new trails on foot or bikes, and free mountain bike demos by Sidecountry Sports.
This project, the result of a longstanding working relationship between Georges River Land Trust and the Thomaston Conservation Commission, is a collaborative effort to engage local youth in healthy outdoor experiences through the construction of a professional single-track multi-use path through the town-owned forest.
Georges River Land Trust, the Midcoast Chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association, Trail Runners of Midcoast Maine, Sidecountry Sports, Stonescape Masonry, and Oceanside Middle School have collaborated on phase one of the project. These trails will support a new physical education program that is starting at Oceanside Middle School.
Oceanside Middle School was the recipient of the Riding for Focus grant from the Specialized Foundation. The school was awarded 27 mountain bikes through the grant for physical education and after school programs to use cycling as a tool for students to achieve academic, health and social success. The Riding for Focus program will provide a combination of cycling, fitness and academic performance, all while instilling a lifelong passion for the outdoors for students who participate in the program.