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Whiskey Run Biking Trails Will Be Opened This Month
Coos County announces that the Whiskey Run Mountain Biking Trails will be open to the public effective November 18th. Approximately eight miles of the initial ten mile trail are completed for public use. The trails are in the Coos County forest, west of Highway 101 between Coos Bay and Bandon.
Coos County is one of Oregon’s hardest hit economic counties and has suffered from reduced timber harvests. Consequently, the county does not have extra money to build recreational trails. These trails are made possible through grants from the Oregon State Parks Recreational Trails Program, Business Oregon and the Southern Oregon Workforce Investment Board.
“This project proves how much we can do when we work together,” stated Board of Commissioners Chair Melissa Cribbins. “This partnership combined the efforts of Coos County, Wild Rivers Coast Alliance, Jon-Paul Bowles, Chris Barnhart of Sentieros Consulting, Eddie Kessler of Ptarmigan Trails, Travel Oregon and the Wild River Coast Mountain Biking Club.”
The initial opening will be November 18th at 11am with free hot dogs and opportunities to enjoy the trail. It can be accessed by taking West Beaver Hill Road to Whiskey Run road, adjacent to Highway 101. This trail is open to non-motorized use only. For questions, call Board Chair Melissa Cribbins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-217-0272.