The Methow Chapter of the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance will hold two public open houses — on Friday (Sept. 23) and Sept. 29 — to present its proposal for expansion and enhancement of the Sun Mountain summer trail system. 

The proposal, if approved by the U.S. Forest Service, would add approximately 15 miles of new singletrack trails and other improvements to the popular trail system enjoyed by mountain bikers, hikers, equestrians, and trail-runners. 

The open houses will include a presentation describing the proposal, followed by a listening session to give Methow Evergreen representatives an opportunity to gather feedback and comments that will help fine tune the proposal before it goes to the Forest Service this fall. 

The open houses are informational only and are not part of the official permitting and public comment process that will be conducted by the Forest Service once the proposal is submitted to the agency.

The first open house will be Friday at the Education Station at TwispWorks. The second will be at the Winthrop Barn on Sept. 29. Both sessions begin at 7 p.m.

For more information, contact the Methow Chapter at MethowEvergreenMTB@gmail.com.