The most anticipated link of the city’s trail system is now complete, and to celebrate, city officials hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony last week.
About 30 people attended the event which was held Wednesday on the trail just south of Maple Street behind Maple Street Apartments.
“This is an important trail connection that closes the gap between Frisco Trail and Scull Creek Trail creating a continuous 7.6 mile trail from Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to Old Missouri Road,” said Mayor Lioneld Jordan. “A big thanks goes to the hardworking guys on the trails crew.”
Mayor Jordan said the steep terrain and tight working space made the section of trail one of the most challenging to construct, but now that it’s complete, over 500 people are using it each day.
Dan Dean and Laura Kelly of the Bicycle Coalition of the Ozarks performed a couple of songs before the mayor spoke.
The city’s trails coordinator Matt Mihalevich and Bike City Recyclery founder Josh Thompson also said a few words.
The event also celebrated three bicycle-friendly awards recently given by the League of American Bicyclists. In September, the City of Fayetteville received a bronze designation as a Bicycle Friendly Community and Bicycle Friendly Business. Bike City Recyclery received silver designation as a Bicycle Friendly Business.
Below are a few embedded videos from Wednesday.