I knew they would have to change the course because of the construction... but why did they shorten the course so significantly?
Most likely they simply don't care too much. It's really a fund raiser, so as long as they have the event everyone is satisfied. It is otherwise a well run event.
The pared it down to some of the best trails, so that is nice.
I had not seen the new bridge before. Is the trail to the Irondale trails started, or maybe done?
All done. It is a beautiful, if over-engineered, link up to Rice Creek North Park and beyond.
I liked it the way it was, but will try to have an open mind about it.