After what seemed like a long hiatus due to Coronavirus and weather delays, new mountain bike trails, pump tracks, and skills parks are starting to open across the USA. Here are five of the newest places we found for mountain bikers to ride this spring.
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Awesome Trail (Decatur, Alabama): According to this article, the Awesome Trail got its name from Alabama State Parks Trail Coordinator Ken Thomas who predicted “this trail is going to be awesome.” The 8-mile addition to Wheeler Lake State Park was designed to be wider than a typical trail to make passing easier, and given current social distancing recommendations, the new trail should make for a safe place to ride.
Bills’ Trail (Lagunitas, California): Maureen shared an in-depth look at the saga around bike access to Bills’ trail, which officially opened to bikes in April, not May, of 2020. It’s a welcome addition in an area where options for riding mountain bikes off road are limited.
Cape Fear MTB Trail (Fayetteville, North Carolina): Not to be confused with the wide, paved Cape Fear River trail, this singletrack trail was recently doubled in length from two miles to four, with another half mile set to open soon. Volunteers spent a whopping $400 on tools for an impressive return on investment!
Floyd Lamb Park (Las Vegas, Nevada): Mountain bikers in Las Vegas just received a $425,000 gift in the form of a massive pump track and 4.2 miles of singletrack trails.
Sherando Park (Stephens City, Virginia): Sherando park just added a 57,000 square foot skills area with 14 ramps designed for riders of all ages and skill levels.