2017-09-13 / News

Trail Day offered visitors look at expanded system



Josh McCreedy, whose company TrailSense, designed the new mountain bike/walking trails at Prairies and Ponds at Oakdale, on Saturday showed volunteers how to spread material to stabilize the edges of the trail. Josh McCreedy, whose company TrailSense, designed the new mountain bike/walking trails at Prairies and Ponds at Oakdale, on Saturday showed volunteers how to spread material to stabilize the edges of the trail.

Elba Township’s Brian Woycik on Saturday during Trail Day watched at Josh McCreedy muscled a slab of stone into place at a rock feature along the new trail at Prairies and Ponds at Oakdale near Chatfield School. Elba Township’s Brian Woycik on Saturday during Trail Day watched at Josh McCreedy muscled a slab of stone into place at a rock feature along the new trail at Prairies and Ponds at Oakdale near Chatfield School.

Lapeer’s Ed Swindell on Saturday during Trail Day tried out the first eight-tenths of a mile of trail in what will be an eight-mile network of natural surface trails Prairies and Ponds at Oakdale. He said the ride was “pretty good.” 
Photos by Phil Foley Lapeer’s Ed Swindell on Saturday during Trail Day tried out the first eight-tenths of a mile of trail in what will be an eight-mile network of natural surface trails Prairies and Ponds at Oakdale. He said the ride was “pretty good.” Photos by Phil Foley

Jon Mason checks out a mountain bike at Trail Day held Saturday at Prairies and Ponds at Oakdale. Mason’s business, Recycle Bike Shop and Mobile Repair, can usually be found at the Flint Farmers Market, but he came over to Lapeer to help support efforts to expand biking opportunities here. Jon Mason checks out a mountain bike at Trail Day held Saturday at Prairies and Ponds at Oakdale. Mason’s business, Recycle Bike Shop and Mobile Repair, can usually be found at the Flint Farmers Market, but he came over to Lapeer to help support efforts to expand biking opportunities here.

Chatfield School fourth-grade teacher Stefan Brady and his son, John, get ready to check out the trails at Prairies and Ponds at Oakdale. Volunteers are adding eight miles of natural surface trails to the extensive pave surface network already in the park. Chatfield School fourth-grade teacher Stefan Brady and his son, John, get ready to check out the trails at Prairies and Ponds at Oakdale. Volunteers are adding eight miles of natural surface trails to the extensive pave surface network already in the park.

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