Squamish – Full Nelson Trail Opening

Date Apr 26, 2012

SQUAMISH MOUNTAIN BIKE COMMUNITY INVITED TO RIDE THE NEW FULL NELSON TRAIL

Ride your bike and meet the pro’s on Full Nelson’s Opening Day, a mountain bike community project.

Squamish Full Nelson Half trail complete Ted Tempany Brandon Semenuk SORCA mountain bike trails

Mountain bikers are invited to join us on Saturday, May 5th for the Full Nelson bike trail opening in Squamish. Built by Ted Tempany and a number of volunteers, including Danny Frey, Lindsay Gosnell, Wayne Goss, Leah Orosco and Chelsea Hurford, Brandon Semenuk, and Anthill, the extension is just over a kilometre long. The trail is a golden dirt snake run that rolls, swerves, dips, and dives down the 1-km extension to Half Nelson

Originally, Ted Tempany flagged the line over ten years ago and it has taken a great deal of time to get the permits in place to build this trail. They began the construction of the trail in September 2011 and since then have worked long days all winter to get the trail ready for the upcoming opening on May 5th.  All levels of gravity riders (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) will be able to enjoy the Full Nelson.  

Squamish Full Nelson Half trail complete Ted Tempany Brandon Semenuk SORCA mountain bike trails

“Building the trail was easy but getting permission and some budget was very difficult.  Thanks to the Province of BC, SORCA, Anthill, and of course Red Bull, the first step of Full Nelson has been realized. I look forward to riding the new trail with everyone May 5,” said track builder Ted Tempany.

There will be a BBQ during the day for all riders and spectators, bike suppliers on site with a demos from Giant, Rocky Mountain and Devinci, shuttle services provided +  a chance to meet and ride with the pros. Keep a watch out for riders including  Brandon Semenuk, Stevie Smith, Thomas Vanderham, Andrew Shandro and more… Following the ride day, there will be a Strength in Numbers viewing at Quest University. All proceeds of the day will be donated to SORCA – the Squamish Off-Road Cycling Association.

Squamish Full Nelson Half trail complete Ted Tempany Brandon Semenuk SORCA mountain bike trails

About Strength in Numbers

Strength in Numbers is an action sports film that explores mountain bike culture through the experiences of the world’s best riders. Anthill Films, in co-production with Red Bull Media House, have created a film, which will change the way the world sees mountain biking, both on and off the screen. Ultimately, the film’s mission is to inspire and show how we are all part of a global community who love to ride.

Strength in Numbers combines progressive action and beautiful cinematography with compelling stories to show how the many different sides of mountain biking are all connected. The movie features a diverse selection of riders with some of the biggest names in the sport, including Brandon Semenuk (Squamish, BC).

Squamish Full Nelson Half trail complete Ted Tempany Brandon Semenuk SORCA mountain bike trails

Join us for the Full Nelson Bike Trail Opening Day, a mountain bike community project. Ride your bike, meet the pro’s, and join us for a BBQ. All proceeds will be donated to SORCA.

What: Full Nelson Bike Trail Opening Day

Who:  Brandon Semenuk, Ted Tempany and the Squamish mountain bike community

Where: Coast Mountains of Squamish, BC | Meeting point is at lower parking lot on Ring Creek Road, behind Quest University.

When:  Saturday, May 5, 2012

Schedule: 10am – 4pm: Ride Day
11am – 2pm: BBQ open to the public
8:00pm: Strength in Numbers Viewing at Quest University

Squamish Full Nelson Half trail complete Ted Tempany Brandon Semenuk SORCA mountain bike trails

This is a great instance of a huge corporation giving back to the riding community. The original Half Nelson name left room for this development, and now we have it. Are you stoked to get up there?

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