Prince Creek Trail Building Session Saturday September 23 8:30am – 4pm

Help finish the new lower Monte Carlo extension access trail for the Prince Creek mountain bike trail system.

Volunteers have been working on this new trail since July and we are almost finished with this great community asset. We still have about 3/4 mile of the downhill section to carve out before we can open it up for riding.

Show up at 8:30 at the end of the pavement at Prince Creek Road. Bring water and snacks. Meal and microbrews will be provided after the session at 4:00 pm.

WEDU Aspen Fifty Needs Volunteers Sunday September 17th

Want to get in on all the action this Sunday but don’t want to race? Then we’ve got good news for you!

The WEDU Aspen Fifty mountain bike race is looking for volunteers at critical course junctions, aid stations, course sweep and other inside duties involved with the race.

Volunteers will receive a sweet t-shirt plus entry into the post-race party!

If you want to get involved, please contact Lindsay Gorman at lindsaycgorman@gmail.com.

The WEDU Aspen Fifty event benefits the Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association and mountain bike trails in the Roaring Fork Valley.   Please help us out with this great event and lend a hand to help RFMBA and to have a great time.  So mark your calendars for Sunday, September 17 and send a note to Lindsay Gorman at lindsaycgorman@gmail.com, or give a call at

847-772-4232.
 
If you want to race you need to get on board now!  

The online registration deadline is Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 3 pm Mountain Time!

What’s it all about?

The ASPEN FIFTY mountain bike race benefiting RFMBA is coming back for year two on Sunday, September 17. Last year’s WEDU was more of a ride, but this year it’s a bonafide race. Registration is now open and RFMBA wants locals to get in before the 200 slots are filled.

This year, Roaring Fork Valley residents can get 25% off their registration fee (use promo code RFV at checkout).

The race will feature classic trails such as Smuggler, Reverse Rim and Government Trail as well as the newer climbs like Hummingbird and Seven Star.

The great news for those of us who live in the valley is that a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association.

The WEDU team will host a post race party afterwards. So come out and join Aspen local Lance Armstrong and other cyclists on this massive cycling romp in the upper Roaring Fork.

https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7023587

Residents of the Roaring Fork Valley can use the promo code RFV for 25% off their registration fee.

If you live here in the valley and want to do this race, RFMBA wants you to get in. Sign up now to make sure you get a spot.

SIGN UP FOR THE ASPEN FIFTY HERE

Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail Study Begins

In January 2016, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s “Colorado the Beautiful” plan identified 16 critical trail gaps, missing trail segments and undeveloped trails across the state to elevate those to priority status for public awareness, funding and completion.

The proposed Carbondale to Crested Butte trail is one of the 16 trails on the list. Continue reading Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail Study Begins

Family mopuntan bike riding in Snowmass, Colorado

New Discovery Trail Improves Family Mountain Biking in Snowmass

8-year-old Max likes to ride his his one-by mountain bike with his family in Snowmass, Colorado. No, its not the fancy carbon fiber frame single front chainring with an 11-speed cassette that his father rides. Its the old school six-speed 20-inch wheel handed down from his two older brothers. Not only is the bike older than he is, it weighs over half his bodyweight.  Anyone who rides bikes in the mountains knows that Max is not set up for most rocky mountain off-road riding.  But the addition of the new Discovery Trail in Snowmass has changed Max’s and his family’s mountain bike experience.  The trial is a mellow boulevard-wide climb that does not overly tax young lungs and muscles.  A rollicking roller-coaster ride on Village Bound trail is a fun way down from the Discovery Trail climb.

A mountain bike trail for the whole family

The Discovery Trail, added mid-summer 2017, is a two mile one-way uphill mountain bike trail gently climbing the lower Western side of the Snowmass Ski Area. A shaded rest stop with views overlooking the Ziegler reservoir and beyond is located at the  top of the trail. There are two routes down from the top of Discovery. The easiest of the two is the newly revamped Village Bound trail featuring mild rolling “whoop-de-dos” and banked turns. The other way down is the new Connector trail –  an intermediate trail winding through open fields and aspen trees.

The new beginner trail complements other family friendly trails in the town of Snowmass Village. After Max and his family descended Village Bound, they continued their journey down Tom Blake, Highline and Ditchline trails, eventually ending the ride at the swimming pool in the Snowmass Recreation Center.

Ready for more

Before the Discovery trail, Max’s cycling experiences have brought on a roller coaster ride of emotions. But now, with a new ride in the valley,  Max says he’s ready for more … and also wants a new bike for his ninth birthday.

WEDU Aspen Fifty – September 17, 2017

The ASPEN FIFTY mountain bike race benefiting RFMBA is coming back for year two on Sunday, September 17.  Last year’s WEDU was more of a ride, but this year it’s a bonafide race.  Registration is now open and RFMBA wants locals to get in before the 200 slots are filled.

This year, Roaring Fork Valley residents can get 25% off their registration fee (use promo code RFV at checkout). 

The race will feature classic trails such as Smuggler, Reverse Rim and Government Trail as well as the newer climbs like Hummingbird and Seven Star.

The great news for those of us who live in the valley is that a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association. 

The WEDU team will host a post race party afterwards.  So come out and join Aspen local Lance Armstrong and other cyclists on this massive cycling romp in the upper Roaring Fork.

Preview the Course  |  Strava Course File

Residents of the Roaring Fork Valley can use the promo code RFV for 25% off their registration fee.

If you live here in the valley and want to do this race, RFMBA wants you to get in. Sign up now to make sure you get a spot.

SIGN UP FOR THE ASPEN FIFTY HERE