Volunteers needed to complete Carbondale singletrack

Apr 5, 2017

A new singletrack trail for beginner mountain bikers runs along the Rio Grande Trail. RFTA needs help completing it this Saturday.
Credit Courtesy of Brett Meredith/RFTA

Beginner mountain bikers will soon have a new place to play, but first the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) needs help building it.

A new singletrack trail will run between 8th Street and Highway 133 in Carbondale with connections to the Rio Grande Trail. Brett Meredith, trails coordinator with RFTA, said the topography will make for a fun trail for all ages.

“We can kind of make it more playful and more of a flow-type track,” Meredith said. “It’s a beginner mountain bike track, so it’s not super technical.”

This will be part of a multi-use area, including three types of trails: the singletrack, the current asphalt, and an 8-foot wide gravel walking trail. RFTA is asking for help finishing the surface.

Volunteers are needed this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meredith said, if all goes well, the trail will be open to the public immediately.