Wright County, city of Monticello schedule Bertram Chain of Lakes mountain bike trail meeting

Wright County and Monticello are entertaining a possible partnership with a non-profit volunteer organization to create a phased mountain bike trail within the Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park.

The Bertram Chain of Lakes Advisory Board approved the partnership concept with Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists (MORC) March 1. A partnership recommendation will be brought to the Wright County Board  and Monticello City Council for formal consideration.

The community is invited to attend a community meeting to kick-off the concept planning process.  The meeting will allow the public to provide input on trails, facility needs, opportunities and priorities.  When complete, the  planning process will provide a  guide for future development, policies, funding, operations, and implementation.

The 6 p.m. open house is scheduled for Thursday, March 28, at Monticello City Hall, 505 Walnut St. Participants are encouraged to drop in anytime during the open house to provide input to the planning team and learn more about the project.  There will be a short presentation at 6 p.m. regarding the project’s history and past planning efforts as well as information about the Bertram Chain of Lakes Friends Group.

For more information, contact Marc Mattice with Wright County via phone at 763-682-7693 or email at marc.mattice@co.wright.mn.us

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