By Charles Pekow – The steep entry to the Horseshoe Trail network around Driggs, ID should become easier for less advanced riders. Mountain Bike the Tetons (MBT), the local advocacy group, just received a $4,500 grant from People for Bikes (PFB) to make the 1.3-mile route less steep and easier to sustain.
The MTB Project of REI Coop describes the trail as a “very steep climb with only a small downhill section at the end. The trail can get pretty steep in places for those who aren't used to climbing” (https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/5575799/bovine).
MBT budgeted about $20,000 in all for the project as PFB likes grantees to pay at least half of project costs, says Zoe Kircos, PFB director of grants and partnerships. The plan calls for MBT to complete the improvements by the 2020 riding season, she says.