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.
Mountain bike innovation center will have bike park, trail lab
A mountain bike hub with an innovation center, bike park and “trail lab” will be built at Innerleithen’s Caerlee Mill near Glentress, Scotland. The center will bolster an already bike-centric area in Scotland and is expected to drive more innovation, jobs, and tourism. The project is expected to open in 2025.
Mammoth Mountain finally opens “Over the Top” trail
Mammoth Mountain, California
After receiving 900″ of snow over the 2022-2023 winter, Mammoth Mountain opened the Off the Top trail last week. Mammoth notes there is still snow around the Chair 12 area but the trail is now rideable.
Bikepacking Roots releases new routes
Bikepacking Roots started releasting their second batch of their Community Routes Project on Facebook, starting with the Tour de Nicolet. This tour takes riders through the majority of the Nicolet National Forest, where bear sightings are common and other animals like whitetail deer, badgers, wolves and porcupine are out there too.
Lake Crabtree trails improve accessiblity
Cary, North Carolina
The Lake Crabtree mountain bike trails in Cary, North Carolina are now open to adaptive athletes. The trails have been made accessible by local government officials and adaptive sports athletes.
Texas trail adds GPS markers for first responders
The town of Harlingen, Texas has added trail markers along some of its trails to aid both first responders and trails users in need of help. The idea was brought forth to the Harlingen’s Parks and Recreation Department by a trail builder who had experience with the markers as a border patrol agent.
Solitude Mountain Resort announces opening day
The Solitude Mountain Resort in Utah announced the opening day for four new trails designed by Gravity Logic. This marks the first phase of their trails project and the trails include beginner to expert levels.
Arapahoe Basin building climbing trail
The Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort in Colorado announced plans for a climbing trail from their mid-mountain to the top, where riders can access the Beavers and the Lenawee trail. The singletrack will likely be at a much easier grade than the current dirt road which riders have to take to get to either trail. The resort said the trail is expected to open in 2024.