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Video: Hand Building the BLUEPRINT Trail in BC, a Shimano Original

Video: Hand Building the BLUEPRINT Trail in BC, a Shimano Original

Mark Matthews, Chris Snodgrass, James Walter, Scott Bell, Jarrett Lindal and Arne Newman. Who are they? The guys who put back breaking work into the…

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Mark Matthews, Chris Snodgrass, James Walter, Scott Bell, Jarrett Lindal and Arne Newman. Who are they? The guys who put back breaking work into the creation of the new BLUEPRINT Flow Trail in Cumberland, BC. With the support of Shimano, the United Riders of Cumberland and Mosaic Forest Management, Mark Mathews tells the story of hand building a Blue Square Level flow trail from scratch, with some beautiful shots capturing the fresh trail “appearing”, as if from nowhere, as the rider sails through the air and rails new turns. After watching this you may well be inspired to go out and buy yourself a mattock and a hoe. Before breaking new ground, reach out to your local trail association or contact IMBA . BLUEPRINT: Hand Building a Blue Square Level Trail in British Columbia

Blueprint started with a simple idea – to show sections of trail come to life before the viewer’s eyes. Once we broke ground here in Cumberland, BC, the abundance of good dirt was the ultimate inspiration to challenge ourselves to build something that pushed our creativity further than we had planned.

The corners were just asking to get stacked bigger, faster, and smoother! We visualized, developed, and pushed the limits to create something special for all riders to enjoy: a hand-built, blue square level flow trail you’ll want to lap all day long.

I hope our story inspires you to get creative, contribute to your mountain bike community, and have fun with it! […]

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