HAMPTON — A small bike trail will be getting larger and more challenging, thanks to the cooperation and kindness between a small city and a Christian summer camp.

The Elizabethton City Council is preparing to go into a lease agreement with Doe River Gorge Ministries on Thursday evening that will allow the city’s Parks and Recreation Department to expand its mountain bike trail from 3.5 miles with 11 miles of new trails.

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John Thompson covers Carter and Johnson counties for the Johnson City Press since 1998. He grew up in Washington County and graduated from University High and East Tennessee State University

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