STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-September 17, 2020-The new extension connecting the current No Pedaling Required (NPR) trail to the base of Howelsen Hill officially opened this week.
“In time for fall riding and an incredible addition to the trail network on Emerald Mountain, the new extension is full of everything fun without the pedaling,” spun Open Space and Trails Supervisor Jenny Carey. “While this trail has been in the works for many years, FlowRide Concepts’ design brings new excitement to an already popular trail and one that is sure to delight riders.”
FlowRide Concepts was contracted by the city to design and build the extension of the NPR downhill bike trail, connecting it from its current ending point to the base of Howelsen Hill. The project started in mid- August and finished on schedule.
The new extension is over a third of a mile long and descends nearly 200 feet. Starting at an elevation just under 7,000 feet, riders will enjoy new features like banks, undulating terrain, progressive flowing rollers and smooth turns all the way to the bottom of Howelsen Lodge.
NPR trail was constructed in 2015 and 2016 with 2A Trails Alliance and Great Outdoors Colorado grant funds. Phase One was completed in 2019 by Routt County Riders Trail Builders and funded by the 2A Trails Committee. Phase Two of the project by FlowRide Concepts completes the NPR trail as originally envisioned
A one-stop shop specializing in planning, design and construction, FlowRide Concepts has worked on trails from coast to coast including previous efforts on the city’s Bear River Bike Park. The design team has applied a hands-on, wheels-on philosophy across a range of projects that span small-scale municipal bike parks to expansive all-mountain trail networks and full-scale resort bike parks.
Craig Robinson, Parks, Open Space & Trails Manager 970.871.7034 or email
Jenny Carey, Open Space and Trails Supervisor, 970.871.7014 or email
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email