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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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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Joaquin Miller Park Cinderella Reroute: First Look

Re-routing even just a section of the most popular trail around these parts is bound to result in some resistance from the riding community. Here in the Bay Area we don’t have a lot of (currently authorized) places to go when we want to take a quick spin on our bike after a long day […]

07.30.2013 BTCEB Read the full story →
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Joaquin Miller Park: Sunset Trail $2 Hill Reroute in Construction

It’s the end of an era and the beginning of a new one for riders in the East Bay that frequent Oakland’s Joaquin Miller Park. The steep fire road climb known as $2 Hill is receiving a welcome reroute, with a new alignment that is not only much more sustainable, but more inline with the […]

05.28.2013 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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MTB Advocacy in the East Bay Area: BTCEB at Joaquin Miller Park

I have a confession. I’m one of those mountain bike riders that would rather pedal his bike downhill rather than up. Unfortunately, here in the bay area, opportunities for riding down hill without having to “earn your turns” aren’t very common. I even tried to move back to the Portland area a few years back […]

02.21.2013 BTCEB 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 Construction Update

If you weren’t stoked on the prospect of the Bay Area’s first flow trail currently being under construction and mere months or even weeks away from being a rideable reality, perhaps these images of our roughed in route will change that. Sunday, December 16th was a cold and foggy morning. After getting soaked on an […]

12.18.2012 Tamarancho Read the full story →