3,967 ft
Distance
3 ft
Climb
-198 ft
Descent
00:05:16
Avg time
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Challenge Roadside Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #342 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #332 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in E-Biking

The Club’s brief for the extensive rebuild of the trail was to retain the shape, length and the style of the original as much as possible. While following the original line it now features a lot more berms, rollers and jumps (all safely table-topped) while still retaining the flowing nature of the original.

The trail is very popular with riders of all abilities. The jumps are designed to be safe to roll over at slow speed, but as rider's speed increases so does their ability to clear the tabletops.

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Access Info

Entrance to all the Challenge Block trails (Challenge, Challenge Roadside, Down the Guts, and Boulderdash) is from the high point of Radio Hut Rd.

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More Stats for Challenge Roadside mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -195 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,135 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,331 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,331 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,135 ft
  • Grade
    -4.9%
  • Grade max
    -22.2%
  • Grade min
    4.8%
  • Distance climb
    144 ft
  • Distance down
    3,458 ft
  • Distance flat
    364 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:16
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:08
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Status:
on Apr 8, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 4.35 (41 votes)
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      Challenge Roadside Trail Reports

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      Apr 8, 2024 @ 10:40pm
      Apr 8, 2024
      Feb 23, 2024 @ 6:47pm
      Feb 23, 2024
      Feb 6, 2024 @ 4:16am
      Feb 6, 2024
      Sep 17, 2023 @ 1:14am
      Sep 17, 2023
      Track adopter: Cleared drains and raked tons of pine needles from top section. Rode track a few times, running smooth as. Clean up lots of...
      Jul 22, 2023 @ 2:05am
      Jul 22, 2023
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 21 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 878 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 12,839 rides
      • Last: Apr 16, 2024

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      Mar 21, 2018 @ 4:55pm
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      Jan 9, 2018 @ 5:56pm
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      Aug 1, 2017 @ 3:14pm
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