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It’s hunting season which means mountain bikers need to take extra precautions to stay safe on the trail. For your safety please read the following recommendations:


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Saturday, 18th 2015

Motts Run Mtb & Quarry Trails Are Open


The trails are recovering well from the past precipitation. There is a small amount of fallen debris on the Ridge Line trail near Big Bill so please use caution. Thanks and happy riding.


Also, a friendly reminder that Motts Run closes at 7pm when open (April-October; closed Tues/Wed).


Park users may park outside the gate if they think they may not make it back by closing time. However there is limited space so please carpool if possible. Periodically Motts Run may close early due to inclement weather,  so please keep this in mind.

Thanks for your cooperation.


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Last Updated (Saturday, 18 April 2015 09:51)

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Saturday, April 11th 9am-4pm

We hope you will join us for this grand opening event at Motts Run Reservoir. Please help FATMUG cut the ribbon on the first loop in this new mountain bike trail system! With the large surface width and minimal elevation changes this trail will be enjoyable for riders of all ages and skill levels. Lunch will be provided at the waterfront picnic area. Please park at the large gravel lot near the reservoir and head back up to the trail head. We will have a table and banners set up so you will not miss us. We want to send a big thanks out to our sponsors, Fredericksburg City officials, Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation and the countless FATMUG volunteers that have made this trail possible in such a short amount of time. See you Saturday!


We are extremely pleased to announce the City of Fredericksburg has approved our proposal to build an approximate twelve mile, stacked-loop, mountain bike specific, trail system on the land around the Motts Run Reservoir! We have begun construction and we will be starting on the second Saturday of every month to hold a larger trail workday/event for any volunteers that want to come. We will have food, drinks, music provided :) For any other trail work days of course see the event calendar below.




Mar 2015

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Motts Run Trail Day

Starting @ 9am, 6600 River Rd Fred. 22407

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Grand Opening of Motts Run Mountain Bike

Beginner Trail, Starting 9am

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Earth Day Event @

Old Mill Park 11am- 4pm

2216 Caroline St Fred . 22401

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We were contacted in early September by an engineering firm who is working with VDOT to conduct an environmental assessment of potential impacts to social and environmental factors that may occur as a result of proposed improvements to the Interstate 95 corridor in the Fredericksburg area.  See the following map and letter for background.  Hopefully by letting VDOT know where our trails are and how much we value them, the trails will be spared during future construction/expansion of roadways. Thanks to Rob Maple for helping send these folks trail location data.

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Grading work and storm water run-off control work on the old quarry road is now complete.  We offer a huge thank you to the City's Public Works department for taking care of this!  The improvements they made should eliminate the large volume of fast-flowing water down the road which was eating away at the upstream end of Scout trail.  Past damage is significant in that area but we're hopeful it stays in the past.  You may also notice that many of the orange clay mud-slick puddles under the 95 overpass area are vastly improved from this project.  Thanks again Public Works!


Andrew Thorpe created this detailed "Courtland Trails" Booklet. So if you run, bike walk the trails near Courtland or just a little curious about it please check it out.  Courtland Booklet

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