TRAIL RIDE - October 6-8, 2006 - RIDE-A-THON

On October 6-8, 2006 a Ride-A-Thon was planned and was located on the Sutton property at the head of John S. Combs Branch on top of Conley Branch Mountain. This is where construction on the new training facility has just begun. Hundreds of riders and campers showed up and a wonderful time was had by all.

Governor Ernie Fletcher and other state officials visited the site and presented Judge Executive Randy Thompson with a check for $50,000 from recreational trails grant. These grant dollars will be used to construct nearly 17 miles of new trails to link with existing trails.

In addition to the trails grant, Knott County will receive grant dollars for infrastructure projects, including the Carr Creek Water Treatment Plant, Jamestown Village and Highway 80 Water line project as well as the Hall Branch and Perkins Madden Roads Water Line Extension Projects. Click here for press release.

Survey Results from this years Ride-A-Thon, click here, or click here for a PDF version.

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Below are photos from the event.

Governor Fletcher riding Cherry aka "White Lightning" and Roger Bolen, event planner.
Wagon rides were very popular. Special trail rides specifically for wagons may be added to next year's event.
Yep, that is a boot he is cooking. Trying to dry it out from the rain the night before. By Friday, the weather had cleared and all three days of the trailride were beautiful.
Riding is for all ages!
87 People rode out on the Lang Trail Ride. Another group of 75 rode out an hour later for the shorter ride and then all morning and afternoon groups of different sizes headed out onto the trail.
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