The Happy Creek Trail system has a new addition in the form of a short but sweet 0.6 km technical downhill trail option. Similar to "Fast Trax", this trail is located along the Bighorn Trail (town connector) and deposits onto Happy Creek East. This is an advanced trail, walk before you ride!
How it Started
"Rock Band" started as a mapping day-dream, with layers derived through GIS to spot a clearly elevated band of bedrock. Once in the field, some of the rock was exposed with protruding ledges and faces with features that a few riders commented would make for some gnarly drops. Rock Band is designed as an advanced trail that can be rocked or rolled, depending on the amps you're cranking! Thrash it or groove it, whatever way you choose it, just don't blow your speakers!!
Can't have a Band without Rock Stars!
The trail will evolve as it is ridden with new lines and potential, so watch for changing conditions and additional work. Big thanks to a solid crew of builders led by Rock Star Mike Langford who did the bulk of layout and building!
The last 40m of Rock Band, before connecting to Happy Creek Trail, challenged (and keeps challenging) our rockin' crew. A wet area made very wet during the last few months with many frequent rain events amped up the band's efforts in finding a sustainable solution. The final phase is 'slated' to be completed by the end of September if the weather finally cooperates!
Choosing Your Next Beat
Once onto Happy Creek (East), you can choose a longer ride (left) or continue the descent back to the town trail (right).
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