Truckee Pump

Cortney Knudson diggin’ for Truckee

Mikey Silvestry, dust devil

Concept plan for Truckee Pump Park

File this under: Why Doesn’t Every Town Have One? Truckee, California has a crazy beautiful new place for riders. It’s more than a pump track – it’s a BMX-style pump park, with starting mound, lots and lots of lops, and a strider loop surrounding it for the groms.

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Reroute I

Lopez Hill work party, December 2010

This tree tipped in a windstorm and took the trail with it. Rather than cut the tree, we decided to reroute the trail around the root mass. What was a tricky but unremarkable spot on the trail is now a section with a cool natural feature.

Trail reroute, from below

Trail reroute, from above

Duthie Hill 7

Line choices in Duthie Hill Park

Duthie’s XC trails are being built using a 7-step process:
1. Flag
2. Brush / Log
3. Bench
4. Fix flow
5. Fix drainage / finish bench
6. Add features and options
7. Finish

Source: Duthie 7 Steps on Evergreen’s excellent wiki.

Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, Washington State’s biigest MTB club, started building Duthie Park in 2008. Phase I officially opened summer of 2010. Read more about Duthie Hill.

P.S. Want to help them build more trails? Check out the work party schedule.