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Radio Flyer offers new thrill for mountain bikers
VAIL — Outdoor enthusiasts are always searching for the newest way to get a rush, so what better way than by soaring down a new trail on Vail Mountain?
If you have a need for speed, head over for a thrilling ride down its newest mountain biking trail, Radio Flyer.
“The cool thing about the trail is that it lets you know exactly what you're getting into in the first 100 feet,” said John McDade, vice president of the Vail Valley Mountain Biking Association.
“This is kind of the new evolution in trail building for mountain biking called flow trails,” said Jamie Malin, co-chair of the Mountain Biking Association.
Radio Flyer is rideable by intermediate and advanced mountain bikers. It begins at Eagle's Nest and heads toward the western side of the mountain. During the ride, you wind through trees and pass under the Pride Express Lift.
“Compared to Big Mamba, the new trail has a lot fewer turns so you can really get your momentum and go a little faster,” Malin said.
“It is an excellent trail because it's fun, fast and flowy,” McDade said. “I think that it's a great addition to the valley.”