The non-profit group STORM-OV is planning to build hundreds of miles of new mountain bike trails near the town of Beatty, NV in an effort to grow tourism in the area. The Oasis Valley Recreation Enhancement Project includes long term plans for 300-500 miles of trails, large-scale races and events, and even a hut-to-hut system for bikepacking.
“Beatty is blessed with an abundance of open land and a close proximity to Death Valley National Park,” according to Dave Spicer, president of STORM-OV. “Building this trail system will improve the quality of life and provide a new economic engine for Beatty.”
Adds trail consultant Cimarron Chacon, “The Oasis Valley is a perfect fit for this type of trail system.”
The town of Beatty is located about 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas and is surrounded by BLM land. The town itself is located at about 3,300 feet above sea level, which backers claim gives the town a mild climate.
Ground breaking on the first 10 miles of trails is planned for this February and phase one will include up to 50 miles of trails constructed at a cost of about $300,000.