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Trail Work at Corner Canyon Brings Out the Flow

Trail Specialist Joey Klein returned to Corner Canyon in Draper, UT, to continue refining the alignment and features of this popular multi-use trail network in the  SLC metro area. While many Trail Solutions staff have worked on the project with Joey this time it was Trail Solutions' newest addition, Tyson Swasey, who was given the opportunity to make his mark. With Joey in the cab of the machine and Tyson leading the hand crews the TS team tried to stay cool when the high temps forced innovative field solutions.

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Dual Slalom Course Comes to Life at Stafford Lake Bike Park in Marin County, CA

IMBA Trail Solutions, working with FlowRide, is busy scuplting a new dual slalom course at Stafford Lake Bike Park in Marin County. The track will be the newest addition to the park and the team is moving and shaping dirt at a wicked pace. Check back soon for more photos.

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Eric Porter Visits Anniston, Alabama's, Coldwater Mountain Trails

Last month, pro mountain bikers Eric Porter and Cody Kelly headed to Anniston, Alabama, for a five-day trip to check out the trails that earned the area IMBA’s bronze Ride Center status. Under the watchful lens of Justin Olsen, the duo sessioned the trails at Coldwater Mountain and enjoyed the rider-friendly atmosphere in town. The video will be released soon so check back for updates.


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Prescott, Arizona: Take The Long Way Around

Starting soon after Sea Otter and the Whiskey Off Road, a Project Manager from IMBA Trail Solutions headed to Arizona to help close the loop on the 54-mile Prescott Circle Trail that routes right around the city by building a 2.5-mile connector.

“You know how towns have their letter up on the hillsides?” said Patrick Kell, southwest regional director for IMBA. “This final section will be right underneath the letter P for Prescott on Badger Mountain to the east of downtown.”

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Guest Blog: How IMBA Makes My Trail Rides Better

Guest blogger Kristen Gross is a Canadian residing in California, where she writes, instructs other riders, races and generally lives the two-wheeled life.

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The Santa Fe Fat Tire Society is teaming up with IMBA Trail Solutions to create Santa Fe's first professionally designed and constructed purpose-built MTB trail. The new "flow trail" fills a gap in the successful La Tierra trail network on City of Santa Fe lands.  

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More Singletrack at Coldwater Mountain

Trails Solutions continues to develop new singletrack for SORBA and the Northeast Alabama Bicycle Association, adding new miles at Coldwater Mountain. Project Manager Doug Vinson and subcontractor Preston York lay down sweet tracks in the hardwood forest for your riding pleasure.

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Help Fund a New Bike Park in Southern Illinois

With a vision comes action, which is why the Shawnee Bluffs Bike Park has advanced so quickly. Proprietor Marc Miles retained IMBA's Trail Solutions program to design a high-quality bike park that takes advantage of the gorgeous landscape in Southern Illinois and will also have views onto the tracks from the ziplines! Funding is needed to develop this great facility that will have strong appeal to families and to disabled veterans. Check out the current appeal to learn more.


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Blue Ash, OH, Bike Park Makes the News

Knowing the value of a good plan, the City of Blue Ash engaged Trail Solutions to develop a conceptual bike park plan for their rapidly growing Summit Park. City staff and advocates continue to push for funding to build the inspriational design that will put the Cincinnati metro area in the lead, as noted in this recent article.

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Trail Solutions Weighs in on the Future of Mountain Biking

Trail Solutions project manager Doug Vinson took a break from the cab of his excavator to join other voices talking with Pinkbike about the future of mountain biking. Doug nails it with a vision bike parks sitting alongside other rec facilities such as soccer fields and playgrounds.

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