Cinema Sunday: The Making of a Flow Trail

Jeff has blogged before about the concept of Flow Country Trails and what this new style of trail building could mean for the future of mountain biking. He has also highlighted flow trails around the world and blogged in-depth about two different flow trails: Sandy Ridge in Oregon and Coldwater Mountain in Alabama.

But what kind of work does it take to create a flow-style mountain bike trail? How much more labor intensive is it than building a regular trail?

Well, to find the answer to that question you should really read my Access Action article titled “How To Build a National Mountain Bike Destination from Scratch” in Dirt Rag issue #165. But you can also watch this awesome five-minute video from the Czech Republic about the process that a group of builders there is going through in order to construct their “Superflow Trail,” officially opening in the spring of 2013:


Thanks to Pavel Hornik for sharing this video with us!

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My name is Greg Heil, and I am the Editor in Chief for I've been mountain biking seriously since 2005, and I love to travel and ride new trails. My travels have taken me across the United States multiple times. To date (January 2015), I have ridden well over 400 different trail systems in 20 different states and provinces, and am adding more singletrack to my trail resume every year! I enjoy all types of mountain biking, from ultra endurance cross country all the way up to chair lift-accessed downhill runs. If you want to connect with me, please follow me on Instagram or "like" my page on Facebook. Cheers!

2 thoughts on “Cinema Sunday: The Making of a Flow Trail

  1. Well, I don’t know how much “process” was described in the video since it was mostly fluff, but I do love what they are trying to do. I would love to do something like that around here but at this point we are consumed with getting enough basic multi-use trails to keep the population satisfied. Maybe once the basic infrastructure is built out we can start doing more user specific trails.

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