Vail Mountain opens new bike trail
VAIL, Colorado – 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.”
Beginning at Eagle’s Nest, riders can pedal west under the Pride Express Lift (No. 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.
For more information about Vail Mountain, lift tickets, Adventure Ridge and mountaintop dining, visit http://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).