Trail Building

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Bell Built Grant Finalists now up for voting

Bell Helmets, in conjunction with IMBA is giving away $100,000 to be divided up between three trail building projects spread across the US. As west coast dwellers, we’re happy to see three projects near and dear to us have made it as finalists, and are now up for voting on BellHelmets.com. The west coast finalists […]

04.08.2014 Marin Read the full story →
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Demo Flow Trail Construction in Progress

Soquel Demonstration State Forest, AKA Demo, is by far our favorite Bay Area riding destination. Located just north of Santa Cruz, Demo is a local draw that features challenging, flowy descents, and a few technical sections worthy of longer travel trail bikes. On any given Sunday you’ll come across riders ranging from the weekender looking […]

03.20.2014 Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz Read the full story →
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The Weekend

This weekend we got out and rode our bikes. This typically is the formula for any good weekend in my book, as I, make that we— pretty much revolve life around the desire to be on a bicycle. We also got our first bit of rain in a long time, something the trails sorely needed. […]

11.27.2013 BTCEB Read the full story →
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Cinderella Trail Build Day November 23rd and other East Bay MTB Advocacy News

A lot of gravity-loving Oakland area riders have been pretty vocal about their disappointment with the rerouted section on Cinderella. And yet, when the opportunity came to mold the route into something a lot more inline with the experience many of us want — a ripping descent — not many came out to lend a […]

11.08.2013 BTCEB Read the full story →
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East Bay: Cinderella Trail Work day at Joaquin Miller Park

The Cinderella Trail is our favorite descent in Oakland’s Joaquin Miller Park, if not the entire east bay. Featuring high speed turns, the best flow in the park as well as a rock garden section, it is one of the few multi-use trails that offer the experience advanced technical trail riders seek out. Unfortunately, the […]

10.28.2013 BTCEB Read the full story →
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Flow Trail Test Ride: BTCEB Girls Take a Test Run

Last week, at the BTCEB’s monthly Ride Like a Girl group session at Tamarancho, the ladies received a bit of special treatment in the form of sampling the newest addition to the trail network, the flow trail. The trail isn’t due to open for a few more weeks, but it seems that being a lady […]

03.15.2013 BTCEB Read the full story →
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Tamarancho Flow Trail Construction Reaches the Final Stretch

Building a trail packed with features is a time consuming affair, even with the mechanical help of a Sweco mini-dozer and ST-240 trail building machine to doing the bulk of the heavy lifting. Even after the shaping is done, each roller and berm needs to be compacted properly to result in the desired riding experience. […]

03.08.2013 Tamarancho Read the full story →
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Flow Check! Tamarancho Flow Trail Update: 1/20/13

It feels like this blog has been all about this one new trail and nothing else lately. And it’s probably an accurate reflection what it’s like to have a conversation with those of us that were in the mix from the start. I know for a fact I’m currently not doing nearly as bad as […]

01.24.2013 Tamarancho Read the full story →
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Tamarancho Flow Trail: 1/12/13 Build Update

January progress on the flow trail initially has been slow due to the grade in the transition area through the trees. Although we now have Kevin and the ST 240 working in overdrive to cut the new trail in, retaining walls needed to be built on a number of the turns in order to make […]

01.17.2013 Tamarancho Read the full story →
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Tamarancho January Trail Work Schedule Posted (updated)

Build days for the new flow trail at Tamarancho have been officially posted, as well as build days for trail maintenance for the main loop. If you’re interested in having any input into the trail, we recommend you attend, as paying for a pass simply provides you with access to the trail. If you aren’t […]

01.05.2013 Tamarancho Read the full story →