The scorching run of 90+ degree days in the Front Range of Colorado did not deter about 200+ mountain bike enthusiasts from the surrounding area from descending upon the eastern Boulder County suburb of Erie to lay some new singletrack.  This new area, dubbed Sunset Park, lies just east of downtown Erie.  It is the newest expansion in a growing network of trails connected to the Coal Creek Trail and Rock Creek Trail, allowing for endless riding options from the foothills of Eldorado Canyon, to the suburbs of Louisville and Lafayette and now all the way to eastern edge of Erie.

Jay Getzel and Brian working on the single track trails in Erie, Colorado
Our president and his crew leader Brian get to work on some great and flowy trail on the “Frontside” section early Saturday AM.

The hyper-motivated team from Erie Singletrack Advocates has done a stellar job working with the town of Erie, CO, the Boulder Mountainbike Alliance and most recently with Xcel Energy and their Days of Service program to develop their vision for an easy access, all abilities, all activities trail system on the edge of town.

the mountainsmith spirit 12 backpack and the mcleod trail tool on the new single track in erie, co
The Spirit 12 Mountainlight pack is as comfortable while swinging a McLeod as it is while ripping your local trails

Our president (and Erie resident), Jay Getzel, headed out for the big push on Saturday, September 7th and helped to bang out 1.5 miles of new trail.  Check out some great pics from the day!

Learn more about the trail initiative and the great folks behind it at:

A great view of the Colorado Front Range, looking west from the new trail system in Erie, CO.
A great view of the Colorado Front Range, looking west from the new trail system in Erie, CO.
Jeff getting it done on the Erie single track in Colorado
Jeff getting it done…he and Jay spent the day on the same section of trail and will assuredly be ripping around the new system with our 5 year olds before too long.
The trail crew from Erie Singletrack Advocates
Great shot of the crew coming back in from a hard day of work…thanks to all that made this possible!


  1. Your efforts and words are greatly appreciated. Hyper-motivated we are, Jay. So great that you’ve been able to join us and break ground at such a great new venue, with a even greater message for the community.
    Thank You!

  2. Thanks for being there to support this community effort. As an Erie resident as well as a Mountainsmith retailer… THANK YOU!

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