East Coast Bike Park Opens this Weekend plus $6.5M Las Vegas Bike Park Work Begins Soon

Trail news this week includes seasonal bike park openings and proposals and development around the country.

Altoona, Pennsylvania applying for grants to develop more trail

The city of Altoona, Pennsylvania is applying for a $250,000 grant for mountain bike trail improvements near Horseshoe Curve. the grant would pay for a parking lot at the trailhead as well as tread development and trail construction, that would add to current trails in the area.

Trails group in Arkansas proposes MTB trails on old quarry

The Fort Smith, Arkansas Parks Commission endorsed a plan to turn a historic quarry into a multi-use park that would hold a variety of mountain bike trails.The former quarry land parcel is 63 acres. The Friends of Recreational Trails (FORT) are working with the city to accommodate other land use requests like a detention pond.

Work begins soon on Las Vegas bike park and trail connections

Work on a new $6.5M mountain bike park in Las Vegas is expected to begin in early 2024. The Southwest Ridge Park, now in its design stage, would be its own destination and also provide an access point to other trails in the area which have been growing quickly in the Las Vegas area. The park is expected to open by early 2025.

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Mountain Creek Bike Park opens Friday

The bike park at Mountain Creek Resort in Vernon, New Jersey is set to open for summer this Friday, May 18. Riders can use the lift to access trails rated beginner to expert (double black diamond) with just over 1,000 vertical feet of descending. The park is open Thursday through Sunday each week during the spring season.

Lincoln, Nebraska approves master plan for multiple MTB trails throughout the city

The Lincoln, Nebraska parks and recreation department recently approved a master plan to build mountain bike trails in all four quadrants of city. While there is no funding attached to the approvals, it does pave the way for potential projects including a “major” bike park at a former landfill site and the identification of eight potential sites for singletrack trails.

Tarland Trails center officially opens in Scotland

Last year we wrote about construction at the Tarland Trail center, and last month the new trails officially opened to the public. The new area, known as Pittenderich, features purpose-built and flowy singletrack mixed with technical sections, according to Cycling Industry News.

Parts of the Adena Trail open to mountain bikers

Brookville Lake in Indiana is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony this weekend to mark the opening of 12.4mi of the Adena Trace trail to mountain bikers. The Bonwell, Eagle, Garr Hill, and Woodland trails had previously only been open to hikers. Other sections of the Adena Trail, including Fairfield, Glidewell, Templeton Creek, Wildlife Wander, and Wolf Creek trails will remain closed to bikes.