The New England Mountain Bike Association of Central Maine has received a $10,000 grant to develop a “high-level” trail at Mount Apatite Park in Auburn, according to a news release.

“Our goal is to fund exceptional projects that will directly benefit mountain bikers and our local chapters,” NEMBA Director Philip Keyes said.

The hope is that the project will create a family-focused trail at Mount Apatite that will get more people involved in mountain biking, according to the release.

NEMBA President Christopher Riley said association members are over the moon with excitement.

“This trail will allow us to do work in an area where we’ve always wanted to do a high-level trail project,” Riley said. “It will offer new opportunities for both young people and new riders to get in the woods on a trail that is built with bikes in mind.”

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