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    It might be, it could be...

    A while back, I alluded to some big plans we had in the works for trails up here in Clear Creek. Well, today we got tentative approval to go forward with some of them.

    "Area 28" will be a whole new network of XC/AM and DH/FR (!) trails in the hills north of Idaho Springs.

    These trails will be done right — we're going to try to use as much south-facing terrain as possible, so they'll be accessible during the winter. There will be "multi-use" trails in the system, but the big news is that (fingers crossed) we will have a nice chunk of trails that are MOUNTAIN BIKES ONLY. So that means — nice downhills, nice features, and no hikers or equestrians on certain trails. And all non-motorized.

    We're going to need lots of help to get these built, and we'd like to see the bulk of the work done "by riders, for riders." So I'll be posting appeals for volunteers for trail work days sometime in the next couple months. If everything falls into place, we hope to break ground sometime before November.

    But until then, to whet your appetitite, here's a look at what we could be riding within the next couple years. Bear in mind this map is tentative, but it gives you an idea of how potentially cool this could be...

    [edit] for a closer look check out http://clearcreektrails.com/idaho_topo.html
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    Sweet

    Quote Originally Posted by Manmountain Dense
    A while back, I alluded to some big plans we had in the works for trails up here in Clear Creek. Well, today we got tentative approval to go forward with some of them.

    "Area 28" will be a whole new network of XC/AM and DH/FR (!) trails in the hills north of Idaho Springs.

    These trails will be done right — we're going to try to use as much south-facing terrain as possible, so they'll be accessible during the winter. There will be "multi-use" trails in the system, but the big news is that (fingers crossed) we will have a nice chunk of trails that are MOUNTAIN BIKES ONLY. So that means — nice downhills, nice features, and no hikers or equestrians on certain trails. And all non-motorized.

    We're going to need lots of help to get these built, and we'd like to see the bulk of the work done "by riders, for riders." So I'll be posting appeals for volunteers for trail work days sometime in the next couple months. If everything falls into place, we hope to break ground sometime before November.

    But until then, to whet your appetitite, here's a look at what we could be riding within the next couple years. Bear in mind this map is tentative, but it gives you an idea of how potentially cool this could be...

    [edit] for a closer look check out http://clearcreektrails.com/idaho_topo.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowerThenSnot
    Love to do what I can when the time comes!
    dito. And well done!

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    i will gladly get some people to help build




    (just dont build during race season please)

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    [burns]excellent[/burns]
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    sweet!!!

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    Oh really... I like what I'm hearing here. I'd be worth the 2 hr drive if the build efforts can be proceeded by some riding efforts.
    A trail that’s too difficult wouldn’t exist because it’d never be used. But, trails can exist that’re too difficult for you.

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    Give me a pulaski and I will give you a bench cut

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    Niiiice... Just let me know where to show up with a shovel (or pulaski, or chainsaw)..

    Hopefully this will be a change to build some _real_ freeride trails for the front range.

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    sweet!!

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    awesome. keep us posted on work days.

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    Can't wait

    I'm down to lend a hand when the time comes. How are these trails going to be fed? Shuttle? Pedal? You have funding for a lift?! (one can always dream)

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    The XC/AM trails will be just that -- ride from town. The DH/FR will be accessible via Virginia Canyon Road, so you can ride up the road or shuttle.

    Quote Originally Posted by liqwid
    I'm down to lend a hand when the time comes. How are these trails going to be fed? Shuttle? Pedal? You have funding for a lift?! (one can always dream)
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