Posts Tagged ‘trail construction’

Granby Ranch Bike Park

Singletrack Trails was awarded the contract at Granby Ranch Bike Park, formerly known as Sol Vista Bike Park, this spring.  We are getting the existing downhill trails ready for the summer season and then we are going to work on creating some real cross-country trails. The resort is set to open up for lift serve…

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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 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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Sugar Magnolia

Singletrack Trails is currently assisting Wildlands Restoration Volunteers to complete a sustainable trail cosntruction reroute a segement of trail called Sugar Magnolia or Sugar Mag near Nederland, CO. This trail is part of the West Magnolia trail system and descends down to Nederland High School.  The existing trail was 6-12 feet wide and severely rutted…

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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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Freehub Magazine

The guys over at Freehub Magazine have been so impressed by the work the crew has been doing lately, they asked me to write an article about what we do at Singletrack Trails. Check  it out here.

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Glendo Update

The sustainable trail construction project at Glendo State Park is moving along very quickly. It has been an exciting project based on the weather, terrain, and heat.  Glendo State Park is located in such a place that the afternoon/evening thunderstorms are fear instilling awesome.  The heat has been hot, but shade is nearby.   The terrain…

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Glendo State Park

This week, the Singletrack Trails crew shifted from Curt Gowdy State Park to Glendo State Park in Wyoming.  It was a short little jaunt up I-25 from Cheyenne.  We will be there for most of August before heading over to Grand Junction for a month. The elevation of Glendo is a little lower than Curt…

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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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Curt Gowdy Machine Construction

After more than a year of solid, though hand construction across Wyoming and Colorado, it was time to break out the Ditch Witch and train the Singletrack Trails crew on how to build a sustainable trail with a machine.  Most of the crew has run the machine at the Funtrack in Curt Gowdy, but moving…

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