Boulder mountain bike news: Not good

Just when everything seems to be rocking, Superior Bike Park is used as a reason to limit trail access, and a bootleg DH trail is found dropping into the sacred heart of Boulder.

“No bikes on West TSA”

Boulder Mountainbike Alliance has been fighting hard to get limited bike access to open space on the west side of Boulder. Some community members DO NOT want bikes in that area.

Boulder Daily Camera: Guest opinion: No bikes on West TSA

“At a recent City Council meeting, earnest members of the high school mountain bike race teams testified that they need the West TSA to ‘train in.’ Users of the newly opened Superior bike park stated for this newspaper that the park helps them practice mountain biking aerial skills for later use in the open space. These statements remind us of the very reasons for which the West TSA was closed to mountain biking 20 years ago.”

I’ve said publicly that SBP is a great place to learn skills that apply to trail riding. I, of course, am referring to the control you gain by learning to pump. You never know how someone will use your ideas. Lesson learned.

“Angry Ranger Trail”

Years ago there was a bootleg DH that came off the top of Flagstaff Mountain and dropped just outside downtown Boulder. That trail was found and closed. Turns out another trail was built in the same area. With all the West TSA fighting, this is a bad time for more bad MTB press.

Boulder Daily Camera: Boulder discovers illegal, ‘extreme’ mountain bike trail on Flagstaff

Yes, we need more places to ride. Yes, we need to be mindful about what we say and do.

Know more. Have more fun!

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