Posts Tagged ‘single track’

PBR Trail construction continues

Another week of construction has been completed on the PBR Trail in Fruita, Colorado.  It was a week filled of more dust and wind.  It is not often you hear trailbuilders begging for the nearest rain cloud to produce moisture.  But that has been the mantra of the Singletrack Trails crew this week.  We need…

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Fruita Trail construction begins

Do your rain dance!  The soil is dry and dusty, but trail construction began today on 18 Roads latest addition.  Not many words to say after the day, but rain is our friend.  We need the moisture. Here are the photos:    

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Fruita Trail Flagging

The first part of the Pumptrack Trail was flagged last week.  James Flatten, long-time Singletrack Trails employee in the Junction area, and I went out to pin flag for the construction of the trail.  We focused on adding pumps in the flat areas, in-sloped turns to maintain speed, and areas to create progressive jumps.  At…

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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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Georgia Trail Assessment

Singletrack Trails spent the month of February walking around the Chattahoochee Oconee National Forest in Northern Georgia working with Applied Trail Research and Kay-Linn Enterprises doing a 200+ miles trail assessment.  With the help of three other Professional Trailbuilders Association members, we did an inventory of the trail signage, GIS location of trail structures, and…

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Project Completion: Curt Gowdy Middle Kingdom

The crew finished up the two new trails in the Middle Kingdom area of Curt Gowdy State Park near Cheyenne and Laramie, WY. Singletrack Trails was tasked with constructing two more sustainable mountain bike specific trails with goal of creating and inviting segment for riders that aren’t quite comfortable with getting their wheels off of…

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Gunnison Gorge NCA Trail Planning

The first project of 2011 for Singletrack Trails is a conceptual trail layout of non-motorized trail in the Gunnison Gorge NCA near Delta, Colorado.  Singletrack Trails is working on this project with Bicycle Colorado.  We collaborated on the the layout of the Sidewinder Trail in the Gunnison Gorge in 2010.  The current project is another hybrid project…

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Glendo State Park is done for the year

The Singletrack Trails crew finished up the sustainable trail construction at Glendo State Park in Wyoming a couple of weeks ago.  We were able to reach a great stopping point about a day or two before the first real snow of the winter and the temperature dropped and the wind picked up.  It was an…

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Directional Jump trail at Curt Gowdy

The crew has spent the last couple of weeks building a beautiful, sustainable, singletrack trail at Curt Gowdy State Park in Wyoming.  The purpose of this trail was to provide a challenging directional trail to stimulate visitors to Curt Gowdy that like to get their tires off of the ground. The trail has two segments. …

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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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