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Golden, Colorado, proposes 'singletrack sidewalks' for mountain bikers young and old

Published August 24, 2018

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — A nonprofit here is proposing to build several sections of singletrack trails adjacent to paved sidewalks, to allow children and beginner mountain bikers a taste of trail riding.

The Golden Giddyup, a local trails group, is proposing the "Singletrack Sidewalks" pilot project on city property. The group proposes that the new trails would be constructed by the Golden Giddyup Trail Team in partnership with neighborhood organizations and the City of Golden Parks staff.

The city is gathering input from the community about the plan, which includes six segments of singletrack around town. The longest proposed segment is 0.69 miles; two of them are just a tenth of a mile each.

The group is collecting comments on its website; a public meeting is scheduled for Aug. 28. 

Golden is home to Yeti Cycles, Commencal's U.S. headquarters, Spot Brand, and Feedback Sports, among other bicycle industry members. Bentonville, Arkansas, and Eagle, Colorado, also have built similar singletrack around their communities, and every community that contains dirt and bikes has miles of social trails alongside sidewalks that serve a similar purpose. 

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