Trail builders around the world are closing out the year with grand openings! Here are the newest mountain bike trails offering fresh dirt this month.
Dungeness Trails (Sequim, Washington): While mountain bikers have been riding trails in the area for years, the Olympic Peninsula Cycling club just helped open a new trailhead and is working to add and improve trails within the system.
Franklin mountain bike trails (Franklin, Tennessee): A 1.2-mile trail just opened in Franklin, outside Nashville, Tennessee. Up to four miles of singletrack is planned for the park.
J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation Bike Park (Boise, Idaho): Not to be outdone by the Waltons, the Albertson Family Foundation — fueled by founders of the Albertson’s chain of grocery stores — just opened an 8-acre bike park complete with trails and a skills area.
JW Bill McFarland Sr. Memorial Trail at Lake Lurleen (Tuscaloosa, Alabama): This half mile trail adds to the 20+ miles of mountain bike trails at Lake Lurleen State Park.
Slieve Bloom (Baunreagh, Ireland): The first 21km phase of the Slieve Bloom trails opened to riders this month, with up to 100km of trails planned.
Thredbo Valley Trail (Thredbo, New South Wales): The popular Thredbo Valley trail, located in the Snowy Mountains of southern Australia, just doubled in length thanks to an 18.4km extension.