Vail’s Newest Trail, Radio Flyer, Opens Early for Mountain Bikers

25 June 2012
VAIL, Colo. – June 25, 2012 – Vail Mountain along with the helping hands of the Vail Valley Mountain Bike Association opened its newest mountain biking trail, Radio Flyer, over the weekend. Intermediate to advanced mountain bikers can now soar down Vail’s new hybrid downhill flow trail, which follows the debut of the mountain’s first flow trail, Big Mamba, late last summer.
 
“Thanks to the help of local volunteers from the Vail Valley Mountain Bike Association on Saturday and the continuous hard work from Vail’s summer trail crew, we were able to open Radio Flyer a week earlier than anticipated,” said Julie Rust director of Vail Ski Patrol and the summer trail crew. “This new trail is a great addition to follow the debut of Big Mamba, offering the same characteristics of a traditional flow trail but geared more to the intermediate downhill rider.”
 
Built like a flow trail with an edge, Radio Flyer’s rolling track boasts downhill features and jumps to add rhythm and fulfill bikers need for speed. Beginning at Eagle’s Nest, riders can pedal west under the Pride Express Lift (#26) and onto the western-most side of Vail Mountain, following the trail as it winds through the trees, connecting to lower portions of Liondown and PMT. Radio Flyer is classified as an upper intermediate trail. 
 
Like Big Mamba, the Radio Flyer trail is the result of Vail Mountain’s partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) and is constructed using techniques that allow water to run off the trail itself, reducing erosion and allowing the trail to last longer.
 
As always, guests are reminded to obey all posted signs and closures. Helmets and sturdy shoes with a good tread are recommended for bicyclists at all times and all bikes must have two working hand brakes. All mountain bikers must obey the National Off-Road Bicycle Association (NORBA) code, printed on Vail Mountain’s summer trail map.
 
For more information about Vail Mountain, lift tickets, Adventure Ridge and mountaintop dining, visit www.vail.com, or stop by the Mountain Information Center, open daily from 9 a.m.–4 p.m., or call (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).

 

About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado, and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com

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Liz Biebl

Senior Manager of Communications
Email: ebiebl@vailresorts.com
Phone: (970) 754-3001

Sara Lococo

Keystone Communications Manager
Email: slococo@vailresorts.com
Phone: (970) 496-1493
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