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    A little side "project" I'm working on... (attn: all northern Denver Metro residents)

    From the Daily Camera this evening:

    Erie's Denver Regional Landfill closes after 30 years, 24.5M cubic yards of trash - Boulder Daily Camera

    Not a lot of details to give out, but this is an idea I've had for quite a while, and on the heels of the Valmont Bike Park success, it makes sense on so many levels. I've received verbal support from both parties (town of Erie and the owners of the landfill) already, but I'm sure there will be many hoops to jump through in the coming months. At some point I hope to open this up to a more general audience (ie., the great community on MTBR as one of the targets), for now though I think we need to make progress on a general direction before too many cooks are in the proverbial kitchen.

    If any of you are familiar with the area, you'll know of the potential this place has for a killer MTB singletrack park. It's 1 mile long by 3/4 of a mile wide with tons of "natural" elevation gain, which could make for some fun riding away from the mountains.

    I'll keep everyone updated as I get more information, but for now I'm thinking positively.

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    Wasn't a capped landfill considered for Golden bike park but this turned out to be a problem? I could be remembering that wrong. Something to check into.

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    They built a golf course on a capped landfill outside of Chicago...like 20 years after it closed. There are still methane vents around the property.
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    Three cheers for you Steve. That would be a real asset. Go for it.
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    We spent years talking with NYC Parks about trails on the Staten Island landfill. Unfortunately, their timeframe for trail building was 30 years... a bit longer than any of us were happy with.

    Landfill redevelopment can be a VERY long process...
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    Just go down 287 to Broomfield just north of Miramonte. See the yellow vents in the open field and hill to the east?. Them thar houses are built on an old landfill, or so I've been told. Life after landfills happen I suppose.

    "Mt. Erie" would be best utilized with some trails. Do it!
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    2014 mtbr content:

    "Who put a boxspring at the bottom of the fridge drop? dammit....stop sanitizing the erie mtb trails, they're supposed to be hard!!!"

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    ^^^ Nice, that made me laugh.

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    Hmmm...

    I had the same idea for Love Canal, NY, but nobody makes a three pedal bicycle.

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    No work needed. Just let us ride in the dump as is. Plenty o' hazards to navigate. Who needs methane vents?
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    Is Erie close to the new hotness that is Limon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnauzers View Post
    I had the same idea for Love Canal, NY, but nobody makes a three pedal bicycle.
    You're from Love Canal? That explains so much...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    You're from Love Canal? That explains so much...
    Nope, but I am from NJ. Which is probably worse, having the most superfund sites in the country.

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