Construction will begin soon on the City of Franklin’s first Mountain Biking Trail System in Cool Springs. In November the City entered into an agreement with Gateway Mosby Cool Springs, LLC to build and maintain a Mountain Bike Trail System on approximately 4.72 acres on property known as The Standard at Cool Springs subdivision. The agreement is part of the city’s Parkland Impact Fee. Gateway Mosby Cool Springs, LLC will pay an estimated $1,459,516.98 for trail design, construction and engineering, maintenance and utilities and water.
The trail system will include a beginner loop, beginner alternate trail and a trail through the adjoining Columbia State property. The trail design and construction is being managed by local non-profit Outdoor Encounter and Progressive Bike Ramps will design and build the trail. Eventually, the Parks Department plans to expand the trail over more adjacent properties to cover 8 acres and approximately four miles of trails in the next three years.
“We are very excited to be building the first mountain bike trail in the City of Franklin Parks System,” said Parks Director Lisa Clayton. “Franklin residents will enjoy this new outdoor entertainment right in the heart of our city and won’t have to drive long distances to get there. The partnership with Mosby Cool Springs to create and maintain this mountain trail system through Parkland dedication is a great asset for our citizens.”
"Middleburg and our apartment community, Mosby Cool Springs, are thrilled to be taking part in the creation of a challenging, exciting mountain bike trail unlike anything that exists in Williamson County today," said Middleburg Partner, Duane Wooldridge. "We look forward to our continued work with the City of Franklin and Progressive Bike Ramps (PBR) in the development of the Mosby Cool Springs portion of the trail; an amenity that will both serve local residents and attract new residents and visitors to the area."
Construction of the first segment of the trail will begin in January and will be complete in the Spring.