Volunteers Creating Secret Trail for HHH Mountain Bike and Trail Runners

Volunteers Creating Secret Trail for HHH Mountain Bike and Trail Runners

Hotter'N Hell Hundred volunteers are adding a secret section of the Wee-Chi-Tah Off-Road Trail for this year's mountain bike race and trail run.
Volunteers are working to get the Wee-Chi-Tah Off-Road Trail ready for the mountain bike trail race and trail run events of the annual Hotter'N Hell Hundred Ride.

But this year, competitors will encounter a change on the trail.

For several weeks, volunteers have worked on the famous Wee-Chi-Tah Off-Road Trail to get it ready for Hotter'N Hell Hundred bikers and runners. But this year, volunteers are adding a secret section of the trail, which is expected to take competitors by surprise.

Volunteers braved the heat to get a secret part of the Wee-Chi-Tah Off-Road Trail ready for  Hotter'N Hell mountain bike riders and runners."

"In 16 days, I'm gonna be running on this trail and I'd like to have it where I can get through it without getting hurt," says Richard Barnett, who is volunteering his time to get the secret trail completed.

"Since it's never been used before, there are some old farm roads that go down in trees and you're gonna get to ride and run in a hall of trees," says Sandy Monson, coordinator for the Hotter'N Hell Hundred dirt races.

But turning this untouched land into a beautiful trail takes a lot of hot, dirty and sometimes painful work.

"Cutting briars and you get scratched up a lot and you've got to watch out for the wasps cause they're everywhere," says Larry Rousseau, a trail team volunteer.

But volunteers are braving it all to make this two mile trail challenging, so when complete, this secrete path will have competitors traversing roads of gravel and sand.

Mountain bikers and trail runners even have to go uphill at times and even dodge a few obstacles that may be in their paths.

A path that will take riders and runner through a newly created section of trail... That volunteers are working overtime to finish in the next two weeks.

The secret trail is on private property. We're told the owner allowed a trail to be created six years ago, which has since overgrown.

Now, he's allowing a new one but this time, we're told the trail will be maintained and only used during special events, like the upcoming Hotter'N Hell Hundred.
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