Life on the trail

Starting the Cycle Again

Here is a post from Singletrack Trails employee Aaron Mattix.  He originally posted this on his blog Local Stash. Juniper branches scratch and claw at me as I drag their severed limbs away from the trail corridor. In a densely choked declivity between lichen covered boulders, I arrange the branches to lay flat as possible…

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Bringing more PBR to Fruita, Colorado

Starting in April, Singletrack Trails will be on the Colorado Western slope building more new trail in the North Fruita Desert. More commonly known as 18Rd, these trails have been a spring and fall destination for mountain bikers for nearly 25 years. Last summer, Singletrack Trails flagged several different routes for COPMOBA and the City…

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Switchbacks

Switchbacks have a negative connotation in the trail building world.  In fact, they are commonly despised.  They are hard to build and hard to navigate. The reason is that the currently accepted design is not suitable for how trail users actually use the trail.  Singletrack Trails is currently working on a how to section of…

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Colorado Mountain Bike Summit

Each year, Bicycle Colorado, IMBA, and the Bureau of Land Management’s Colorado State Office host a summit for mountain bike advocates and land agency representatives.  This year’s summit will be held in Salida, CO on April 2nd and 3rd. Singletrack Trails will be there.  Greg will be helping with the presentation on Saturday about mapping…

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Trail Layout Clinic

Back in Fort Collins this past weekend, I worked with the local mountain bike club to educate more trail users on the guidelines of sustainable trail layout. I had about 25 people from the Overland Mountain Bike Club attend an evening presentation at the New Belgium Brewery.  On Saturday about 15 of the presentation attendees…

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Tools and fun

Working away here in Grand Junction for Bicycle Colorado and the BLM.  Not much of an update other than a couple photos showing the crew having fun while working and a tool doing its job.

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Videos of new trail

One of the things that Singletrack Trails is trying to do this year is create content that demonstrates the difference between sustainable trail layout and user created trails.  As professional trail builder, one of the hardest things to do is convince someone that sustainable layouts that are built by qualified professionals are more fun that…

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From Spring Back into Winter

In addition to being chained to my computer the last couple of weeks, I have been getting a lot of cycling done. With dry trails and highs near 70, mountain biking was prime last week. Then a cold front rolled some snow in for skiing. It only about 10 degrees as I type this. At…

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