For the last few years, Tracy Toler has been building trails at Nitro’s Ridenour Lake in Kanawha County. As a mountain biking enthusiast and Nitro resident, Toler gladly donated his time to help improve his community’s opportunities for outdoor pursuits.
He and a small group of friends have used hand tools to carve out about five miles of single-track path suitable for biking, hiking and trail running. The new trails are on the hillside above the existing Ridenour Lake Trail.
Now, he’s working with city officials to take the improvements to a new level. In April, the city purchased 249 acres of land adjoining the lake for $400,000. The land was formerly owned by the Haikal family.
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