“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).
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