Roaring Fork Valley of the bike.

Locals, and an increasing number of visitors, know Aspen is as much a bike town as it is a ski town. When the snow melts, and before it falls again, area mountains and hills reveal networks of twisting single-track trails, and scenic roads open that wind their way up dramatic mountain valleys.

With new trails for every level of rider going in from Rifle to Aspen, a dedicated trail advocacy group, a growing amount of cycling organizations for all ages and a thriving local racing scene, there’s never been a better time to pedal the Roaring Fork Valley and its surrounding communities.

Read the rest of this story by Tess Strokes in the Aspen Daily News

Surveys seek input on Moore & Marolt open space

In 2019, Pitkin County Open Space and Trails will update the Moore and Marolt Open Space Management Plans. Many mountain bikers use these areas to access trails in the Aspen area.

If you enjoy these areas and have suggestions for the future use, please take the surveys. Would you like designated mountain bike trails? Signs with directions to trails? A kids’ bike park? A mountain bike pump track? Perhaps a shady place to enjoy a snack or fill a water bottle? Fill out the surveys and let Pitkin County and the City of Aspen know your opinions.

Take Surveys HERE

REGISTER NOW FOR THE ASPEN FIFTY!

The WEDŪ ASPEN FIFTY returns September 15 for its fourth year! Like in 2018, in addition to our classic 50-mile route, we’re offering a shorter 50K course option. Aspen in the fall is a mountain biker’s paradise, and this ride / race tours the area’s best trails. We’ll ride a combo of new and classic singletrack, fast doubletrack, and smooth paved paths through stunning mountain scenery. Come sample some of our favorite trails in Aspen, then stay for a fun post-ride party with good food, and great company.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT

The WEDU Aspen FIFTY is pleased to support the Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association! Want to participate but not ride all day? RFMBA is looking for volunteers to help with aid stations and course marshal positions! Join us out on course, and then enjoy the post-ride party with everyone! Email info@rfmba.org to volunteer. In addition to your event entry, WEDU welcomes all participants to support RFMBA through an annual membership or a direct PayPal donation. Show your love for great mountain bike trails by becoming an RFMBA member. Your annual membership supports our mission to create and sustain the best possible trail system and experiences from Aspen to New Castle. Already an RFMBA member or a local mtb advocacy club member back home? RFMBA accepts Direct Donations by check & PayPal You can make checks payable to RFMBA and mail to RFMBA, PO Box 2635, Aspen, CO 81612. Use the following PayPal link to make a One-Time or Monthly-Recurring (tax deductible) donation to RFMBA. You will be redirected to PayPal’s secure server to complete your transaction.

Thanks for supporting RFMBA! We hope you have an incredible day out on the trails during the Aspen FIFTY!

Check out highlights the 2016 edition of the Aspen FIFTY:

Sky Mountain Park, North Rim, Seven Star Open Thursday. DEADLINE Trail Delayed opening.

Sky Mountain Park, North Rim, Seven Star and Glassier Trails open Thursday May 16th.

Trails at Sky Mountain Park will reopen for the season on Thursday, but downhill-only Deadline Trail at Sky Mountain will remain closed for maintenance during the week.

DEADLINE OPEN ONLY ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY! CLOSED ON WEEKDAYS FOR RESHAPING, MAINTENANCE, AND NEW FEATURE ADDITIONS.

Reshaping of Deadline Trail began last fall, but work was suspended when it began snowing. Machinery will be in use to complete this project, which will continue until May 22 or 23.

BEWARE! New features will be added and reshaped on Deadline. PRE-RIDE/ RE-RIDE/ FREERIDE

�Please observe closure signs on Deadline until they are removed.

�Sky Mountain Park has been closed to human use since Dec. 1 for the protection of wildlife.

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails has consulted with Colorado Parks and Wildlife to make sure Thursday’s openings will not adversely affect elk and other wildlife that might still be on the property. CPW confirmed the openings can occur on schedule.

Please respect all closures until the trails reopen and refrain from using wet, muddy trails. Precipitation is in the forecast late this week.

Note: Government, Tom Blake, Snowmass Bike Park, etc. are still under snow and will not open until late June.

Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association, Glenwood celebrate completion of newest South Canyon trails

Standing on a recently installed new bridge, Glenwood Springs Mayor Jonathan Godes and Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association (RFMBA) Executive Director Mike Pritchard cut the red ribbon to celebrate the addition of three new trails to the South Canyon Trail System.

In 2015, RFMBA worked on a concept trails plan for areas surrounding the city. The plan studied how to evolve current trails, but also identified land for potential new trail systems.

Shortly after its completion, the city and Garfield County helped with getting the wheels rolling even more so by contributing funds to RFMBA and its partners’ efforts.

Read the full article by Matthew Bennett in the Glenwood Post Independent