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Sticks and Stones cleans Rexburg

Sticks and Stones, in partner with the Rexburg City Council and the Trails of Madison County Committee, decided to organize a volunteer-based, community clean at the bike paths along the Teton River by Jack in the Box and C-A-L Ranch on June 21 at 9 a.m.

The clean would help promote more grant funding for the committee in order not only to improve the paths, but also to build a bike park.

Joe Hill, a member of the Trails of Madison County Committee and a co-founder and manager of Sticks and Stones, said the bike park would be built on the 3-mile plot of land between the Idaho Small Business Development Center, located at 2300 N. Yellowstone Highway, and Journeys, located at 265 E. Fourth N.

Hill said the committee hoped to get more community involvement by carrying out the clean.

“We know that there’s lots of people out there who want to help but maybe just don’t know how,” he said. “Doing an event like this, we’re hoping it brings a few more people out of the woodwork.”

Joseph West, chairman of the Trails of Madison County Committee said, the nature of the clean consists of clearing underbrush away near the bike paths.

“We would like the volunteers to help work with city crews to clear out areas for making pump tracts and jumps,” he said.

According to www.teamtowncycle.com, pump tracts are man-made continuous loops with rollers (smooth dirt mounds) and berms (banked turns) at each end, designed to be ridden without pedaling.

Hill said the committee wanted to get more grant funding so they could eventually hire a professional firm to design and build a bike park that caters to all ages and skill levels.

“The grant funding will help cover costs and hopefully build something the community can use and love for years and years to come,” Hill said.

West said that over the last decade, the Trails Committee has received over $600,000 in grants. The granting organizations want to make sure that their money is put to good use and will benefit the largest and widest gro of people.

“When we can demonstrate that people will volunteer their time to sport a project, we demonstrate that the community is sportive of the project,” West said.

Hill said the Trails of Madison County Committee will provide tools and other things that volunteers will need to help out.

“They just need to show with maybe a pair of gloves and willingness to get dirty if necessary,” Hill said.

Hill said the bike park will be a place where anyone and everyone at all ages and all skill levels can enjoy. He said the community can go and engage in healthy activities that promote fitness.

“We’re hoping it’s a place that parents will feel comfortable if they needed to drop off their kids, and they can just have fun,” he said. “There are not enough places where kids can go outside and play, and we would like to see more of that happen in the community.”

Donna Benfield, a member of the Rexburg City Council and the Rexburg Chamber of Commerce and a liaison for the Trails of Madison County Committee, said the clean is a much-needed project.

“When the park comes to fruition, I would like to know that I helped make the park a reality,” she said.

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