It is not up to me when the trail is open, I can advise, but ultimately it is up to the park. Most of it is in great shape, but ICPD keeps it closed util they feel it is ok. They may even have a set date that they officially open. A group ride will have to be scheduled as soon as it opens, I agree. We will have it in great shape by then for sure.
New stunts/trail sections are scheduled for this season, just need to get approval. Right now my emphasis is getting the existing trail in shape for the season opening, then will concentrate on getting approval for new stuff. Skinnier (word?) new log rides are in the plan, and the modification of at least one existing stunt to make it skinnier is in the works. Also, a new trail section should get approved as soon as I walk the director trough the route. This should put our total mileage of advanced trail over 10 miles.
For the record, please do not ride the trail if it is closed, there have been a few out there already and have made some pretty good ruts on the wider doubletrack trail. Gives us a bad name, and looks terrible.