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    Castle Rock Pump Track and Freeride Park

    I hear that Castle Rock has approvals to build a pump track and freeride park on the soon to be open Ryolite Park. They have said they will get the supplies and need the mountain bike community to come in with force and build it. Would there be any takers to have a trail day or three and get this thing built? Let me know.

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    I'd be interested in lending a hand. Just post up some dates.

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    i would be down for sure. when is this going to take place?

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    I'm down when time comes.

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    I'm down. Post up the details.

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    I would be down for that

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    I just noticed that everyone replied "DOWN". Who the HECK is "UP"!?!?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIMBERRR
    I just noticed that everyone replied "DOWN". Who the HECK is "UP"!?!?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TIMBERRR
    I just noticed that everyone replied "DOWN". Who the HECK is "UP"!?!?!?

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    Hot diggity damn something here in Castle Rock? I will be available to build every weekend and every afternoon during the summer(only available weekends until end of May then I can do it pretty much every afternoon) lol. Where is it going to be? I havent heard of this ryolite park that you speak of. When would it start being built?

    Sorry got alittle too excited there...

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    That is a lot of good response. The park is south of castle Rock on the crystal valley mesa. They have named it Ryolite but it looks like they are going to let the mountain bikers name the freeride park. I think the park should open end of may and we would like to have the pump track in place by then. After that we will start the raised bridges and freeride aspects. I will keep posting when I get the dates. The more people we can get the better. I would like to have it built and functional by the end of summer. I will keep you up to date.

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    What's your idea of a Freeride park? Are we talking a few 2 ft ladder drops and a couple of teeters? I'd prefer a flow park with a smooth fast run with bermed corners with some tabletops, stepdowns, and drops. Does this place have any elevation?

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    I might be up for this if someone has more information...
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    I'm interested. I'd certainly be open to coming out to build days if the time's available to do so.
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    I will get info up as soon as I can get the build days from the town. As for the park it is an open slate right now. We will have the ability to do just about anything. We have looked at the freeride park in the springs and although it is good for that area we want to make a much larger version. All ideas are welcomed and appreciated. I would like to get together a meeting at the site with people and everyone throw out ideas so we could start a design. I will let you know dates as I get them.

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    You bet....I'm there!!

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    Fork Yeah! I'll be there if my schedule cooperates.
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    I'm in as well. That's in my area of town. I will be available to help out as well. Will this area also include some DJ's?

    I have some junior riders on the team that'd be willing to throw in some shovels and what not to help build!

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    Details?

    Sounds like a great project. How about some details? What land agency? Website links? Who is planning it? Just wanting to be up to speed so we can share the news.

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    This is what I know so far...It will open may 3 2008(Im guessing this is when they would allow us to start building.) "Staff is working with Arrowhead Trails and individuals from the community to construct a Challenge Course at the Regional Park." Other than that I dont know much about the bike part of it but I am trying to find some stuff out.

    Heres some more info about the park its self:
    "Rhyolite Regional Park, which includes Quarry Mesa and Madge Trail will open on May 3,2008. This 174-acre park in Crystal Valley Ranch will feature nearly two acres of synthetic turf, a large playground, off-street parking, concrete and soft-surface trails, a reserved-use picnic pavilion and two small pavilions, permanent restrooms and a multi-use court for tennis, basketball and inline skating."

    Also there is supposedly going to be another trail system that is going in:
    Also, the Town of Castle Rock is working on plans to create an 8-mile native-surface trail system in the Meadows South and Red Hawk Open Space area. This trail will open this spring and will travel through valleys and ridgelines of the 370-acre open space property. Visitors can take in views of the Front Range to the west and the Town below as they traverse through open grasslands and Gambel Oak. 6202 Cycling Club, in conjunction with the Town’s Parks and Recreation Department, will be hosting beginning, intermediate and expert level rides through the property on Saturday, June 7 for National Trails Day."

    Ill let everyone know if I get any more info about either one of them...

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    Got some more info today:
    "We are in the being stages of planning the bike park for the new Rhyolite Regional Park site so a start date has not been established. We are anticipating beginning construction this summer or fall. We would certainly appreciate any help with labor to build the bike park. Also, the Town likes to use volunteers to assist with certain project to give the community a sense of pride and ownership in the project they assist with."

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    More info

    So the hope is to have at least the pump track done by june. We have the ability and the tools out there to push and move some dirt. As for the freeride park we would like to have a design and plan in place by june to start the construction this summer. I am trying to set up an initial meeting to have people over to the site and talk through a design. I will post by monday with a date for that.

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    Sounds good and its niceto see some of the local towns planning on bike parks. I just hope the new park has a good flow to it with ladders, bridges, etc.

    I'd totally be down to throw in some manual labor... and look forward to someone posting some buidl dates. With me and the fam moving to Highlands Ranch in the near future it would be convenient to have a park as close as CR.
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    Hell Yeah

    I'm in.

    Please post meeting time location when available.

    Live next to Red Hawk and already have seen some rough in trails.

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    Any Updates

    Is there any updates on this?

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    Where is the park located? Is the pump track completed? Also, is there any word on the freeride park?
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    The park is located over by Crystal Valley Ranch, on the south end of Castle Rock, just on the other side of the ridge from Plumb Creek.

    I have not been over there in a few months, so I don't know if work has started or not.

    I can say that I'm available (with some warning) for most of the summer to help out with building this. I'm no expert trail builder, but I can turn a shovel and lift heavy things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jharres
    The park is located over by Crystal Valley Ranch, on the south end of Castle Rock, just on the other side of the ridge from Plumb Creek.

    I have not been over there in a few months, so I don't know if work has started or not.

    I can say that I'm available (with some warning) for most of the summer to help out with building this. I'm no expert trail builder, but I can turn a shovel and lift heavy things.
    I havent talked to the guy who is heading it up for a few monthes but last I had heard from him they were supposed to have a meeting in may with the town to get the plans approved and then they were planning on starting construction either late this summer or early this fall. Ill email the guy and see whats going on and then let u guys know.
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    Progress

    The town is still moving forward and Arrowhead Trails is slated to build Phase 1 sometime this summer. The location is Rhyolite Regional Park, and the basic plan is to build stuff in phases. I think the first phase includes a fun downhill flow trail with berms and jumps and perhaps an uphill route to the top, one way. Later phases would include more downhill trails, skills area, pumptrack, and dirt jumps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imba_pete
    The town is still moving forward and Arrowhead Trails is slated to build Phase 1 sometime this summer. The location is Rhyolite Regional Park, and the basic plan is to build stuff in phases. I think the first phase includes a fun downhill flow trail with berms and jumps and perhaps an uphill route to the top, one way. Later phases would include more downhill trails, skills area, pumptrack, and dirt jumps.
    That's great news - I hope neighboring towns will pay attention and follow your lead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by imba_pete
    The town is still moving forward and Arrowhead Trails is slated to build Phase 1 sometime this summer. The location is Rhyolite Regional Park, and the basic plan is to build stuff in phases. I think the first phase includes a fun downhill flow trail with berms and jumps and perhaps an uphill route to the top, one way. Later phases would include more downhill trails, skills area, pumptrack, and dirt jumps.
    Who can I talk to in order to get involved? Like I said in a previous post, I'm not an expert trail builder, but can turn a shovel and lift heavy stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jharres
    Who can I talk to in order to get involved? Like I said in a previous post, I'm not an expert trail builder, but can turn a shovel and lift heavy stuff.
    Go talk to Mark at castle rock bicycles. I beleive he is involved in this project.

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    Any updates? This sounds like a great project and the possibility of having a park so close to me me is great!
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    Ya any updates?

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    Just talked to the guy the other day...this is what he said
    "We will start construction of the first phase of Rhyolite Bike Park in the next couple months. I will contact you a couple weeks prior to beginning construction to help get folks together to assist. Many thanks for your interest in helping us build our first bike park."
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    alittle update for everyone. construction on the dh part has begun but idk when its going to be finished. Heres what I was told, this was sent to me on the 16th so its a bit old and sorry i didnt get it up here faster.

    "Construction of the downhill flow track will begin next week. I spoke with the contractor who will be building the first phase of the park about the use of volunteers for the flow track and he felt that this phase of the park would be better handled by he and his crews due to the technical features involved in building it. However, Future phases will include a technical skills area including wooden structures; this work will need the help of volunteers to complete. The Town hopes that next summer we can begin the construction of the technical skill area phase."
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    Quote Originally Posted by spacemarine5
    So wait is the pump track done yet?
    i dont think so. i will drive by and check one day though lol im still waiting for the word on when it will open up to be ridden
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madman133
    alittle update for everyone. construction on the dh part has begun but idk when its going to be finished. Heres what I was told, this was sent to me on the 16th so its a bit old and sorry i didnt get it up here faster.

    "Construction of the downhill flow track will begin next week. I spoke with the contractor who will be building the first phase of the park about the use of volunteers for the flow track and he felt that this phase of the park would be better handled by he and his crews due to the technical features involved in building it. However, Future phases will include a technical skills area including wooden structures; this work will need the help of volunteers to complete. The Town hopes that next summer we can begin the construction of the technical skill area phase."
    So wait is the pump track done yet?

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    Alright so they finally took down the trail closed signs and i rode the dh course today. I have to say I was kinda dissapointed. Its on the side of a mesa and they didnt even got all the way to the top so its really short, its not steep at all, its hard to keep your speed up because the berms arent very good and are too tight imo, and the jumps are small but I still cant clear them because you dont have any speed going into them. Maybe I just need to ride it more but I couldnt get any flow going at all today. If you are in Castle Rock then I would say go ride it but otherwise I wouldnt make a special trip for it. On the other hand its better than nothing. I will up load some pics tonight or sometime here...
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    how about any dirt jumps or pump track?? is any of that done yet? what street is it on or off of, I work down near there and might have to check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by siraerich
    how about any dirt jumps or pump track?? is any of that done yet? what street is it on or off of, I work down near there and might have to check it out.
    Nope none of that is done. They are going to start on that stuff and the freeride park next spring i believe. Do you know where crystal valley is? If so its over there, I cant remember the street but I will look it up and let you know
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    some pics for everyone. Sorry they are from my phone...







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    Quote Originally Posted by Madman133
    some pics for everyone. Sorry they are from my phone...



    Why, when I was your age, we spent 6 hours a day shovelling coal into the furnace to heat our houses, and our downhill courses had rocks on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanD
    Why, when I was your age, we spent 6 hours a day shovelling coal into the furnace to heat our houses, and our downhill courses had rocks on them.
    Haha yeah i think they took the rocks out to try and make it more flowy...idk though lol
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    It's great to see that some work is actually taking place. Just the fact that it is a directional trail is a win in my book.

    Any way I can get some more detailed directions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by drum714
    It's great to see that some work is actually taking place. Just the fact that it is a directional trail is a win in my book.

    Any way I can get some more detailed directions?
    yeah sure are you coming from the highway? Im not a home right now but this afternoon I will get directions from the highway there and post them on here for everyone
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madman133
    ...I will get directions from the highway there and post them on here for everyone
    Much appreciated, Madman. Next time I'm up in CR visiting my sister, I'll bring a bike... without suspension. But hey, like drum714 said, a directional trail that points downhill is a win for the team regardless of how technical it isn't... for now.
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    More Coming

    The Town of Castle Rock is planning to add more stuff to the bike park this year. They have asked me - I work at IMBA - for some input and ideas on what items to add next. If you have ridden there, please post up your input. If you want more, or different, let's hear too. Volunteers will be needed, and I'll keep updates flowing. Thanks, Pete

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    haha i think im the only one who is ridden there so far (yeah i know i still havent put up the directions for everyone, my bad) but I would like bigger jumps and drops. Also could you ask if there is any way that they can start it at the top of the mesa where its steeper? Im always available to volunteer
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