Trail Flow is a roundup of all the mountain bike trail related news of the week including new trail builds, advocacy, and planning. Do you have trail news? Email [email protected] for possible inclusion.
Roam launches non-profit, The Roam Collective
This week Roam announced the creation of a new non-profit working to “make genuine, welcoming and accessible spaces like Roam Fest an industry norm by expanding that programming and collaborating with other change-makers, events and organizations.” Programming applications just opened and can be found, along with more information, at theroamcollective.org.
Seldom Seen trail coming to Park City
The Mountain Trails Foundation in Park City is planning to build a new, downhill-only flow trail called Seldom Seen. The project is designed to take descending riders off the Spiro trail, making it uphill only to connect with the popular Wasatch Crest Trail.
More trails under construction at Area 51 in Mississippi
The North Mississippi Trail Alliance is building new trails at the Area 51 trail system at Arkabutla Lake. The group says, “It looks like the Voyager loop may be a little longer than we thought – maybe closer to 7.5 miles. Our goal is completion by the end of February 2023. We’re going to need a lot of help to make that happen!”
Fort Collins, Colorado seeking input on new bike park
Overland MTB, the trail advocate organization of Northern Colorado is asking for riders to weigh in on a potential bike park near the old Colorado State University stadium on the west side of town. As is the case with many new trail projects, a group is actively opposing the park.
A survey with the city of Fort Collins is open until February 24.
CORBA seeks approval for new trail project
The Chippewa Off-Road Bike Association (CORBA) is petitioning the city of Eau Claire City, Wisconsin to approve a plan to build 6-7 miles of singletrack on City Well Fields property.
Cyclone severely impacts popular trail system in Taupō, New Zealand
The Craters Mountain Bike Park suffered severe damage due to Cyclone Gabrielle earlier this month. Organizers of the Craters Classic mountain bike event, scheduled for April 15, are hopeful the trails will re-open in time. Bike Taupo says, “Help us spread the word that the park is CLOSED and PLEASE DO NOT ENTER until advised. Once we know what help we need, we will let you know.”
Tennessee trail will pass through old railroad tunnel
Two trail extensions in Elizabethton, Tennessee received support from Governor Bill Lee and the recommended funding of $6.3 million will help make the extensions a reality. The extensions will help grade a few miles of trail over a former railroad, crossing a river on a replica bridge and taking the trail through an old railroad tunnel, according to Tennessee news station WJHL. The trails will also enhance connectivity between mountain bike trail networks.
Additional funding secured for MTB trail in South Yorkshire
Another £50,000 has been added to the pot for new mountain bike trails at Parkwood Springs near Sheffield, England. Trails were approved back in 2021, and total funding for the project is now nearly £1M.
SORBA Tri-Cities is building new trails at Tannery Knob
Tannery Knob is getting more singletrack, and SORBA Tri-Cities needs help with the build this winter. “We are going to be working on the new trails at Tannery this Sunday and then a couple full weekends in March. The new trails are looking great but we need your help to get them to the finish line!”