Trail Flow: Copper Mountain adds Pump Track, Adaptive MTB Trail opens in Truckee, and Griffin Bike Park Expands Again

Several new trail projects get off the ground, while another faces opposition before it even gets started.

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.

Adaptive MTB trail opens in Truckee

Photo from the Truckee Trails Foundation Facebook page.

The new 1-mile Compass Skills Loop recently opened near the Sawtooth Trailhead in Sierra Meadows, California thanks to the efforts of the Truckee Trails and High Fives Foundations. Trail work and design was completed by Momentum Trail Concepts with the goal of creating a fun bike trail that both adaptive and new/young riders can enjoy.

Copper Mountain, Colorado pumps it up

Copper Mountain, located along the mountainous I-70 corridor in Colorado, is adding a new pump track at the base of the resort and as of June 24, it’s open for the season. The pump track should have smaller sections for beginners and some more advanced sections with doubles and triples to complement their selection of trails above the base.

More trails open at Griffin Bike Park in Indiana

photo: Scott McClain

Griffin Bike Park in Indiana is expanding with three new trails, all varying in difficulty. The Over-n-Out trail is advanced with what is claimed to be the longest log ride in the country. The trails opened last weekend with a barbecue.

A proposed bike park location in North Carolina stirs mixed emotions

The co-founder of Ride Kanuga Bike Park in North Carolina wants to open a new 326-acre park in the Green River community, but neighbors aren’t so enthralled with the idea. Ride Rock Creek would have some mountain bike trails, space for van camping, and a general store and check-in area made from a repurposed home, according to the Hendersonville Lightning.

David LaMond says that neighbors who are strongly opposed have mischaracterized the project. Neighbors are concerned with potential late-night partiers and traffic in the community.

“This property is something I want to be a legacy property and to preserve the land for myself and my family long-term,” LaMond told the Lightning. “I don’t want to junk it up with a bunch of stuff because I intend to potentially retire down there. I love it. But the neighbors are making it not so pleasant.” See the full story here.

Schweitzer Resort opens three new bike trails for season

File photo: Dig Chrismer

Schweitzer Resort in Sandpoint, Idaho has three new bike trails for 2022 built by Terraflow and Collaborative Trails. According to SnowBrains, two of the trails are rated intermediate, and branch off the Bear Grass trail. The third trail is approximately a mile long and is expert rated.

Jump line coming to Bringle Lake Park, Texas

File photo: Singletracks member Rockbiter1

Volunteers continue to work on a new jump line at Bringle Lake Park with plans to open later this summer. According to a June 4 Facebook post, “It’s no big secret where the jump line starts but they aren’t quite ready to be ridden publicly yet. We have to make a few adjustments for flow, but we will make a formal announcement when they are ready.”


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