Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Free Ride park forming in Red Rock Canyon

An example of North Shore-style trails

Plank by plank, screw by screw, a dedicated group of mountain bikers (organized by local bike group Medicine Wheel) is building a "free ride" mountain bike practice park in Red Rock Canyon Open Space.
There are teeter totters, ramps, bridges, drops -- all kinds of new ways to get a booboo -- and the volunteers are working on putting in a gonzo trail near the practice area.

This is good news for anyone who has been dying to ride north shore-style features. For years, groups have been illegally building the wooden features in the national forest and city parks. They get torn down, or are so shoddily built that no one in their right mind would go near them. But now riders have a legal place to play, or at least they will when the work is done.

Want to volunteer? Show up at Red Rock Canyon's main parking lot Thursdays at 6 p.m. The more who help, the sooner it will be done.

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