County pledges $25,000 support for construction of mountain bike trail system

At the request of Tim Kennedy of the Superior Cycling 
Association, the Cook County board agreed to allocate $25,000 for 
enhancement and construction of a mountain bike trail system, 
providing a Legacy Trails grant is approved. The project has the 
widespread support of the West End communities and city of Grand Marais.
At the county board meeting on September 18, Kennedy said the project 
has been scaled back a bit due to concerns about being able to 
complete the 52 miles of track within the required two-year period.
The money won’t be needed unless the grant is approved, said Kennedy, 
and even then probably won’t be spent until 2014-15.