Medicine Wheel's Successes
Here are a few of the things Medicine Wheel has done for mountain cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts in the Pikes Peak Region
A much needed reroute connection from the bottom of Cpt Jacks to Columbine trail. Spring Creek starts just downhill of tunnel one and then first climbs then descends into Cheyenne Canyon to meet the Columbine trail at Spring Creek. Built in 2011 this offers unique views of Cheyenne Canyon and some great flowing singletrack.
Hidden just under Gold Camp road at the top of Bear Creek is Stephanie's Trail. Built over 2 years (2009 and 2010) this trail has both flowing singletrack and some technical rock drops. A great mile of trail to take you off Gold Camp when connecting from the Chutes and Cheyenne Canyon to Section 16 and Red Rocks. A short link trail links back up from the bottom of Stephanie's up to the Section 16 trailhead
Bear Creek Park Singletrack
In 2007, Medicine Wheel was invited by the El Paso County Parks Department to help with the design and construction of a new singletrack trail network in Bear Creek Park, just west of 21st Street and south of the dog park. MWTA partnered up with Dave Dessell, owner of TrailArts, a private trail building & design company, so that by early 2008, the project was done. Several races were held on the course in the summer of 2008 and everyone is pleased with the result. This is an exciting new development, as it is hoped to be just the first phase of a larger singletrack trail system in the park which will eventually connect with Section 16, Palmer Trail, and the trails in Cheyenne Canon. Click to find out more
Red Rocks Park
After the City of Colorado Springs bought the property now known as Red Rocks Park, the city held a public master planning process, asking for input on how the park should be developed. Due in part to the efforts of several dedicated Medicine Wheel members, most of the trails in the park are open to mountain bikes. Even better, land was set aside for a dedicated freeride/skills park area in the park. Medicine Wheel has completed construction of the first phase of the skills park, with teeters, skinnys and several structures to challenge riders of all skill levels.
Cheyenne Mountain State Park
During 2002 through 2006, Medicine Wheel designed and built two separate, technical singletrack trails in Cheyenne Mountain State Park, the newest park in the Colorado State Park system. All trails in the park are open to hikers, runners and mountain cyclists. For more information click here and look for the Medicine Wheel trail and the Cougar Shadow trail.
Mountain Bike Patrol
MWTA has operated a mountain bike patrol in the area of and on for over 15 years. It's recently been revived. Tofind out more go to our Patrol page.
We Advocate for Mountain Bicyclists
For over 17 years, members of MWTA have been in constant contact with all the local land management agencies, including the City of Colorado Springs Parks Department, El Paso County Parks, the US Forest Service, the BLM, and Colorado State Parks. We work to be a resource for all these agencies any time a question comes up about mountain biking and trail use.