Category Archives: Mountain biking

Smithville trails vandalized

The popular Smithville Lake mountain bike trails have suffered several acts of vandalism recently.  The hard working volunteers who build and maintain the trails are asking for your help finding the vandals.

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New section of Swope Park trails opens on National Trails Day

A new section of singletrack on the Swope Park trail system is opening on Saturday, which is also National Trails Day. The official ribbon cutting with City dignitaries will be at 9:00 a.m. The new 1.7 mile section brings the … Continue reading

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Bike Source open house and Race Across the Sky screening to benefit Swope Trails

Next week is a great opportunity to check out Kansas City’s newest local bike shop and support the development of the trail system at Swope Park.  Bike Source is opening a second location in the Ranch Mart center at 95th … Continue reading

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Smithville Lake trails closed for deer hunt this weekend

This weekend the paved, mountain bike, and hiking trails at Smithville Lake will be closed for the Corps of Engineers’ semi-annual managed deer hunt. Details at Smithville Lake Trails blog.

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EarthRiders Trails Association receives conservation award

ERTA has received an important conservation award from KC WildLands, recognizing the trail builder’s efforts to provide access to urban greenspace and preserve natural areas in in the Blue River corrider from Swope Park to southern Kansas City. Read about … Continue reading

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Trail work days coming up, it’s time to Earn Your Dirt

Did you know that Kansas City’s extensive mountain bike trail network is built and maintained entirely by volunteers? Unlike other recreation facilities, singletrack isn’t provided any city or county government.  This means each it’s up to each of us who … Continue reading

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Two great cyclcocross videos from the KC Cup

Check out some cool vids from last weekend’s KC Cup Cyclocross and Mountain Bike Festival in Swope Park. First up is an montage form Keith Walberg. Second is a first-person helmet cam view from Britton Kusiak, owner of Volker Bicycles. … Continue reading

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Big weekend showcases much of our local bike culture

If you thought last weekend was big for bicycling in Kansas City, this weekend is even bigger. Events all over the metro area will give you a very big slice of local culture. There’s something for almost every persuasion, whether … Continue reading

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Upcoming: new trail, swap meet, MTB Race, political fund raiser

A roundup of the next few days… Thursday, July 22nd: Groundbreaking for Waterfall Park Trail in Independence 5:30 p.m. behind Nature’s Pantry, 19019 40 Highway. City officials will begin work on a new trail connecting Waterfall Park to the popular … Continue reading

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KC Star features Swope trail builders

Today’s KC Star has a big story on the new mountain bike trails at Swope Park being developed by EarthRiders Trails Association.   ERTA is planning what will likely be the longest urban single-track network anywhere in the country.  Eventually 56 … Continue reading

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