Work Starts on Bike Trail Honoring Slain Soldier

PIMENTO, Ind. (AP) _ Organizers are mapping out what they plan as a 16-mile bike trail through a western Indiana county park for a memorial to a soldier killed during the war in Afghanistan.
 
A bike park designer from California visited the Fowler Park site south of Terre Haute on Thursday with Army Sgt. Dale Griffin's parents and brother to scout out possible mountain bike routes through the park's 300-acre wilderness area.
 
Blake Griffin tells the Tribune-Star he and his brother often rode bikes through the wooded area and that he'd be happy with bike park plan.

 

The full Griffin Bike Park is expected to open in 2016 and cost about $850,000 to build.

 
Dale Griffin was among seven soldiers killed during a 2009 roadside bomb attack.