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Ft. Thomas Signs Agreement for Trail System Development, Maintenance

The City of Ft. Thomas has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Cincinnati Off-Road Alliance (CORA), the local chapter of the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA), to assist in maintaining an developing the trail system at Tower Park and throughout the city.

“We’re really proud to be working with the City of Fort Thomas on this project, and to work alongside (Northern Kentucky University) and the Tree Commission to preserve access and create a sustainable way for all users to enjoy the trails," said Butch Farrell, president of CORA, in a statement. "It is fitting that this is the first formalized MOU the CORA has signed, seeing as Tower Park was the first legally built mountain bike trail in the Greater Cincinnati region, built in the mid-90's. We hope to revitalize and energize the community around an amazing amenity that can provide unique recreation and significant economic benefit to Fort Thomas.” 

Tower Park is a unique 86-acre park and is home to 5 miles of challenging natural surface trails. Located on the former grounds of the Fort Thomas US Army installation, it is a gem of history and emblematic of the tradition of mountain biking in the community, CORA said in a news release.

"The City has previously collaborated with representatives from CORA and I am very excited that we (CFT) have formalized a relationship with their organization," said Ron Dill, Ft. Thomas city administrator. "We recognize their expertise and commitment to proper trail use and maintenance and how that will provide benefit to our facilities and residents. We look forward to working with CORA in meeting our long-term goals for trail use in our community.”

-Staff report

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