Nov. 16, 2012 - Most of Valmont Bike Park reopened following weather-related trail closures
Most of Valmont Bike Park reopened following weather-related trail closures
Most of the trails at Valmont Bike Park have been reopened, following closures earlier this week due to ground moisture and nighttime cold temperatures. All of the cross country trails, except for Corkscrew, are open, as well as the lower Creekside pump track and the XL, Large, and Medium Dirt Jump lines. The only remaining closures are the Slopestyle, Dual Slalom, Mesa Pump track and the Small and XS Dirt Jump lines. Staff continues performing activities on-site in order to get these sections open.
The Parks and Recreation Department closes Valmont Bike Park to protect the trails when there is too much moisture from precipitation or groundwater. Precipitation, coupled with cold temperatures, can maintain these conditions for some time. Riding or walking on the trails in this condition can destroy trails, causing damage that would take days or weeks to repair, and causing delays in reopening.
“We really appreciate everyone respecting the trail closures, so that our staff can maintain and reopen the trails again as soon as they dry out,” said Callie Hayden, Boulder Parks and Recreation parks supervisor. “Sometimes, it seems as if sun and warmer temperatures should mean that trails are dry, but that is not always the case due to colder nighttime temperatures, the daily freeze and thaw cycles, and melting precipitation from the entire site.”
Last Updated on Thursday, 29 November 2012 07:32