Saturday was a very special day for one young man from Cherokee County – and also for mountain bike enthusiasts from both near and far. May 28th marked the date for the Grand Opening celebration for the brand new Mountain Biking Trail at Cherokee Rock Village – the brainchild of Levi Crabtree.
Levi, an eighth-grader at Cherokee County High School, and an Eagle Scout with local Troop 247, took on creating the trail as an Eagle Scout Project.
The trail measures just over a mile in length and is now available to Cherokee County residents as well as visitors; Levi told WEIS Radio he wanted to put together a project that was meaningful and when we asked him who his inspiration for this project was, he responded, “My dad helped me a lot, and my family members. They all motivated me to get it done and just put hard work and dedication into it.”
Levi’s dad, Randall “Bubba” Crabtree, shared these thoughts at the grand opening:
Levi, being a Type-1 Diabetic, has learned the value of setting goals and overcoming obstacles.
Saturday’s event was from 9:00am – 2:00pm – with a large turnout extremely excited about the new addition to Cherokee Rock Village. Those in attendance enjoyed FREE hot dogs for lunch and a lot of fun on the trail.
Cherokee Chamber Executive Director Theresa Hulgan called it “a terrific addition to tourism in our area and something a lot of people have been wishing for, for a very long time”