Snowmass website dishes the dirt on mountain biking, road cycling
Want to dig up some dirt on mountain-bike trails and road-bike routes in and around Snowmass Village? A new website makes it easy.
The site, http://bike.gosnowmass.com, was recently launched to help the resort promote its riding opportunities. The homepage features a photo of a rider cranking along a single-track with Mount Daly in the background. There is a simple link, “Explore trails,” that opens up a world.
Browsers can pick mountain or road routes as well as beginner, intermediate and advanced trails to find what suits them. Or they can just scroll through an alphabetical list.
The index gives the vital stats: distance, ascent and amount of singletrack. Icons tell you the degree of difficulty and whether it’s a loop or out-and-back, and there’s a link for details with a map, trail description and parking recommendations.
The home page features links for information on events, races, bike clinics, rentals and service. There’s also a featured trail that regularly changes.
Another local organization, Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association, has formed a public group Facebook page that features current trail conditions. It has been used this spring and early summer to share information about downed trees. As summer goes on, the site also will alert riders about wet and dry trail conditions.
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