A Tragic Death in Canada, 17 miles of New Trail Approved in Arizona

A tragic MTB crash in Canada over the weekend and an Arizona mountain town gets the green light for new trails.
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City of Boulder allows e-bike use on trails

The City of Boulder, Colorado is now allowing e-bike use on Open Space and Mountain Parks trails, as of July 1. The City recently completed a community engagement process which led the way for the approval. For a complete list on where eMTBs are allowed within Boulder County trails, see a list here.

Teen dies racing at Big White Resort in Canada

A teenager passed away due to a crash at the BC Cup at the Big White Ski Resort this past weekend, according to the Vancouver Sun. The rider was reportedly racing and crashed when they fatally hit their head. The Kelowna RCMP is investigating the incident. Law enforcement officials nor Big White has released any further details.

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News trails approved for Prescott, Az

The Bradshaw and Chino Valley Ranger Districts near Prescott, Arizona have approved the Bean Peaks Mountain Bike Trails Project, according to Signals AZ. This authorizes the construction of 17 miles of new singletrack and the restoration of 12 miles of unsanctioned trails. The plan approves a new trailhead, 10.5 miles of bike-optimized, one way trails, and over 4 miles of multi-use trail that riders can use for climbing.

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New green trails open at McIntosh Run Watershed

The McIntosh Run Watershed Association in Halifax, Nova Scotia has three new trails open this summer including Orange Jelly Extension and Gutterball. The group is asking riders to enjoy the new trails but to stay off trails still under construction as shown in the map above.

MTB Skills Kitchen opens in Metro Atlanta

The Roswell Area Mountain Bike Organization (RAMBO) opened the Skills Kitchen mountain bike skills area last month at Big Creek. The progressive zone gives new and young riders an opportunity to work on bike handling skills on skinnies and small jumps.