Mountain Bike Trail
DATE: July 19, 2024
TIME: 9:00 AM
The single-track facility at Alameda Park in Butler, PA is a trail system that is built to the latest IMBA standards. The trails offer a variety of terrain, including rolling hills, banked corners, berms, and even a ramp built entirely along the length of a huge fallen tree! The trails are open to mountain bikers of all skill levels, and there are even a few beginner-friendly sections.
It looks easy at first glance, but it is quite challenging. The fast and flowy trails can be misleading, but they are actually quite technical and require a lot of skill to ride well. The course is also relentless. There is no time to rest or catch your breath. You must constantly be pedaling and pushing yourself to the limit. This can be mentally and physically exhausting, but it is also what makes the course so rewarding.
If you are looking for a challenging mountain bike course that will test your skills and your mettle, then the Alameda single-track mountain bike course is a great option. Just be sure to come prepared and be mentally tough.
Alameda Singletrack is a machine constructed, hand groomed 20 mile trail system comprised of “Easy”, “Intermediate” and “Difficult” Trails. The race course will be designed using ONLY easy and intermediate trails to accommodate the varying skills and age groups of the Can-Am event.
The trail surface is smooth and compacted dirt, free of debris, with no cross-trail obstacles requiring special skills to overcome. Despite maximum grade limitations being part of the original design and construction, there will be an accumulation of gained elevation due to natural Western Pennsylvania terrain.
The races will begin with a mass start; set off in waves, based on category. The distance of the races will be determined by the final length of race loop selected, with different categories/age groups doing varying numbers of laps of that loop.
A map of the course will be made available to the competitors in advance of the race, and the course will be marked (48) hours prior to race day.