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Cameron County is pleased to announce the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the Pedro “Pete” Benavides County ParkMountain Bike Trail and Exercise Court will be held on Monday, October 23, 2023, at 5:00 p.m., The park is located at 2055 S. Browne Rd., Brownsville, Tx.
In January of 2023, Cameron County began the development of the Mountain Bike Trail and Exercise Court at Pedro “Pete” Benavides County Park, located in Precinct 1.
The mountain bike trail is approximately 2.5 miles in total length and features three areas of graduated skill level withan advanced, intermediate and beginner trail. Each trail-head is marked with an informational kiosk letting riders know where they are and what they can expect ahead. Wayfinding and trail exit signs have also been strategically placed along the trail to help riders navigate their way safely through the trail system. The advanced trail is the most challenging of the three, and is designed for skilled and experienced riders. It offers wooden ramp obstacles, bumps, bridges, off-set jumps and banked turns. A bit less risky but still challenging is the intermediate trail, designed to be moderately challenging featuring a number of winding turns, bumps, off-set jumps and banked turns. Offering the leastdegree of difficulty is the beginner trail. It is primarily designed to introduce novice riders to the sport of mountain biking. Here riders can expect to learn the basics with obstacles and terrain designed to build course awareness, balance and maneuverability skills.
The exercise court features eleven workout stations designed for strength and cardio training. Exercise enthusiasts will find a wide variety of workout options with an elliptical machine, hand cycler, balance steps, tai chi wheels, squat press,cardio stepper, chest/back press, pull-up/dip bars, ab crunch/leg lift machine, a mobility ramp with stairs and assisted row/push-up bars, all designed for ages 13 and older. The entire perimeter of the court lies underneath a shade structure and is founded on a poured in-place rubberized surface that is handicap accessible and offers added safety features for accidental falls. It is centrally located near the playground, splash pad, baseball fields and basketball court,so families can utilize the exercise court while still keeping a watchful eye on their kids as they play.