Our trail artists have broken ground at Purgatory Bike Park near Durango, CO to work on a new dual slalom course and new sections of the World Cup DH and XC tracks.

Judging by the photos coming in from our field crew, some of these gaps on the DH track might require a pilot's license. We can't wait to see riders sending!

What better way to celebrate the completion of a monumental trail, than brewing beer and throwing a party!

Several of our staff came together in early July to meet up with the team at Monumental Beer Works in Grand Junction, CO to assist in brewing their seasonal "Plunge Peach Milkshake IPA".

In addition, we've collaborated on a special release pint glass that will be available only on July 20th during a release party at Monumental Beer Works to celebrate the opening of the Palisade Plunge release of the beer.

Limited edition release pint glass

Purchase of the limited edition pint glass snags attendees a free pour and a portion of the proceeds will go to COPMOBA, to help fund trail maintenance efforts throughout the grand valley.

Beers start pouring at 11:00 am. Live music from Rizzo Band kicks off at 6:30 pm with food available from the fantastic La Pupuseria.

Six inches of rain in under two hours. High water lines approaching 5 ft above the normal flow height. Last week the Ozarks were hammered by a massive spring rainstorm and infrastructure, including trails, were put to the test.

The Slaughter Pen Trailhead turned into a temporary lake

The Handcut Hollow has required a fair amount of rockwork to reinforce the trail tread and for good reason. The project zone contains a high number of drainages that directly cross the trail, sometimes running in parallel with the fall line.

When designing, constructing, or repairing a trail it's important to understand the implications of stormwater on the surrounding terrain to properly reinforce sections of the trail that will encounter sustained water run-off. In addition, locating drains properly in low points ensures standing water does not collect on the tread, avoiding further trail damage and erosion.

Our crews in Bentonville have seen rain almost constantly for the last month. Coupled with an insane amount of rainfall in under two hours one day, the armored sections on the Handcut Hollow and drainage features we installed took a beating. Take a look at some of the photos below from the field to see how they held up, and if your trail project is in need of stormwater mitigation, schedule a consultation today.