Henry’s Racing Team/ First State Velo Sport, and the Iron Hill Park Volunteer Trail Mapping and Marking Project
First State Velo Sport (FSVS) is a USA Cycling team that has been competing in and running cycling events in the Mid-Atlantic region for nearly 50 years. The group has a strong legacy of supporting the sport of competitive cycling, as well as giving back to the community both financially and through volunteerism. At Iron Hill, FSVS has promoted an annual mountain bike race for at least 20 years.
Henry’s Racing Team (H_RT) has been a force in local mountain bike racing since 2011 when Matt Holloway took ownership of Henry’s Bicycle Shop and formed H_RT with a group of riders and racers loyal to the shop. Henry’s Bicycle Shop is located in the Polly Drummond Shopping Center in Pike Creek, Newark, DE. FSVS and H_RT have since joined forces and together sponsor numerous events annually, including the Iron Hill MTB (mountain bike) Challenge, all of which benefit local charities, non-profits, and other worthy causes. For more info, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are a few photos of the trail marking project:
The Iron Hill Park Volunteer Trail Mapping and Marking Project is principally the work product of Henry’s Racing Team/First State Velo Sport, which also provided significant financial support. The project also benefited from further significant funding in the form of a grant-in-aid from New Castle County Council, through the good offices of Councilwoman Lisa Diller.
Friends of Iron Hill Park is proud of our collaboration on this major project with Henry’s and First State, and with the County Council. While the installation phase is now complete (as of July 23, 2017), the project continues in its sustainment phase. We hope you’ll visit the Trail Project information kiosk at the top of the main (upper) parking lot at Iron Hill Park.
We welcome comments and suggestions from the public, at friendsofironhillpark.org, or to 302 738-5529.
Here is a link to a printable version of the trail map.
New Castle County’s Trail Guides are available at New Castle County libraries for Carousel Park, Glasgow Park, Iron Hill Park, Middle Run Natural Area, and Rockwood Museum & Park.
Learn more about New Castle County parks at www.nccde.org/parks.