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.
New fat bike trail opens, more planned
The Lakeland Area Mountain Bike Organization recently opened a four-mile MTB and fat bike trail at Musky Mountain. The group is also organizing a campaign to raise $350K to build another 15 miles of trails in the area.
Aaron Gwin buys Windrock Bike Park
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
World Cup downhiller Aaron Gwin announced last week that he and his wife have purchased Windrock Bike Park in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Gwin has lived near the bike park and used it as a training grounds for over three years. Gwin said the hours of the park won’t change, but they do have “big plans” for the park in the future.
Vernon Hill trails proposed
Vernon, British Columbia
A new mountain bike trail system is being proposed in Vernon by the The North Okanagan Cycling Society. The group hopes to construct the trails on about 800 acres of Crown land with connections to other existing and future trails.
USFS opens comments on e-bike access to popular Arkansas trails
The U.S. Forest Service is taking comments on a proposal to allow e-bikes on the Womble trail and within the Syllamo trail networks in Arkansas. The trails are located within the Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis National Forests, respectively, and both are classified as IMBA Epic rides.
Nelson Cycling Club gets funding for new trails
Nelson, British Columbia
A $65K tourism grant has been awarded to the Nelson Cycling Club to construct trails at Smallwood Recreation Sites and Trails network. The plan calls for a climbing trail and two downhill options.
Eagle Bike Park under construction
Building of the Eagle Bike Park in Colorado is underway, and the park is expected to open in the spring of 2024, according to the Vail Daily. The bike park is planning for two parts; an area with jump lines and a skills zone.
38km trail opens at Mount Remarkable
Melrose, South Australia
Mountain bikers down under can enjoy a new 38km trail at Mountain Remarkable in Melrose, an up and coming destination in South Australia. The “Epic Mountain Bike Trail” is said to have 1,400m of climbing and a continuous 6km descent.
MTBers may gain access to trails around Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon, Arizona
Mountain bikers may gain access to trails near the Grand Canyon after President Biden designated almost 1 million acres of land in segments north and south of the Grand Canyon as the Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument, to be managed by the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. Biden noted the area has recreational opportunities, including biking, according to Cycling Utah.