JORBA Awarded Fox Factory Trail Trust Grant

The grant was awarded for Stags, NJ’s first adaptive mountain bike trail.

Stags will be New Jersey’s first accessible trail for adaptive riders. Originally conceived as a reroute around an unsustainable section of the legacy Hewitt-Butler trail in Jungle Habitat, Stags was designed to reduce the number of turns to avoid building separate trails for hiking and mountain biking. By reducing the number of turns and redefining the trail specifications, Stags will be suitable for adaptive riders. Existing woods roads will then be upgraded to sustainable accessible standards. When completed, Stags will be a 3950′ route suitable for beginner to intermediate adaptive riders, mountain bikers and hikers.

Stags aMTB route

Stags aMTB Route

When complete Stags will be a 3950′ route suitable for beginner to intermediate adaptive riders, mountain bikers and hikers.

Work will start in May 2022

King Trail Alliance has been contracted to start the work on stage 1, the reroute off the legacy Hewitt-Butler trail.

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Stags Adaptive MTB

Help build a new trail in Jungle suitable for beginner to intermediate adaptive riders, mountain bikers and hikers.

Stags is the next section of the Tapawingo project, a joint project of the NY-NJ Trail Conference and JORBA to upgrade and connect the trail networks at Long Pond Ironworks State Park and Norvin Green State Forest. Originally conceived as a reroute around an unsustainable section of the legacy Hewitt-Butler trail, Stags was designed to reduce the number of turns to avoid building separate trails for hiking and mountain biking. By reducing the number of turns and redefining the trail specifications, Stags will be suitable for adaptive riders. Existing woods roads will then be upgraded and rerouted to sustainable accessible standards.

When completed, Stags will be a 3950′ route suitable for beginner to intermediate adaptive riders, mountain bikers and hikers.

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Fox Factory’s Trail Trust program is contributing over $150,000 to 19 nonprofit organizations during the first quarter of the year to help expand educational and experiential opportunities outdoors, including projects aimed at diverse populations.

Together with nonprofit partners worldwide, Trail Trust aims to promote the conscientious use of land amongst outdoor enthusiasts and protects our shared playgrounds. The program specifically seeks to expand opportunities within the outdoor sporting industry, diversifying the populations that participate in cycling and power sports — because everyone deserves the thrill of adventure.

“This is just the first installment of Trail Trust’s quarterly giving since we officially launched this initiative in November 2021,” said Jackie Martin, Fox’s Chief Purpose and Inclusion Officer. “For this round, we selected organizations we believe will have the biggest impact from the more than 50 applications received. In addition to financial support, we are excited for our employees to volunteer with these organizations and look forward to getting out in the community to do good.”

Trail Trust focuses its support on responsible recreation, trail building and maintenance, and expanding outdoor opportunities to populations which have historically inadequate representation.