Dream Track in Neko Mulally's Back Yard - Video

Sep 7, 2016
by SCOTT Sports  
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UCI MTB World Cup Valnord Andorra.

Neko recently had the chance to design and build his very own test track with features that he would like to practice and to tune his bike for big races. The result? Bailey Mountain Bike Park in Asheville, North Carolina. With help from his friend Steve Wentz from Momentum Trail in CO, this trail has turned out to look like one hell of a good time.

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59 Comments

  • + 78
 Damn, Neko got one of those self drive shuttle rigs that brings itself back to the trail end. Have to get one of those!!!
  • + 41
 That's how dh tracks should like!
  • + 18
 the guy could host a mini WC
  • + 28
 @RedBurn: He does host the South East Downhill Series!
  • + 1
 @Shredthenoob: holy shit !! Does he win on his home soil? Big Grin
  • + 2
 @RedBurn: I think Luca Shaw (the other local) tool the win at Baileys!
  • + 1
 Luca won at TTC as well.
  • + 24
 Baileys is the read deal. Super fun super great people. And that road gap is stupid huge and of course he makes it look easy.
  • + 17
 Dan Atherton still wins when it comes to building ones dream track #hardline
  • + 58
 Except this one is actually rideable by mortals. Haha!
  • + 5
 I will have to agree with you %100! To be honest I don't think there's any trail that beats hardline.
  • + 6
 this actually kinda reminds me of a mini-hardline! the road gap and the big sender jumps especially Razz
  • + 14
 @dualsuspensiondave: not exactly rideable by regular guys, if you've seen the road gap in person.. it's insane. Just mental. The whole track is
  • + 7
 @dannygoesmtb: I've ridden it. Super fun place! In comparison to hardline it's rideable. Haha. The Miller family is awesome. Windrock, TN is also gnarly. Even more like a WC DH track (just more steep rocky gnar). Neko and the Shaw boys other training ground.
  • + 2
 @dualsuspensiondave: Hopefully I'll get there this weekend.
  • + 2
 Hardline is nuts! But this track was created for testing/training, Hardline was created to push the limits for what a WC racer could actually race down.

I have to image training on the Hardline it would be to possible to injure yourself frequently resulting in maybe missing races.

That being said this track looks FUN - your killin it Neko!
  • + 0
 @dannygoesmtb: Its big but still about or maybe less than half the size of the Hardline road gap, haha. This is an insane trail. Classic EC!
  • + 5
 Bailey's is a totally awesome place to ride and Neko is a super nice and very down to earth guy. The Millers that run this place are just the most awesome ppl you will ever meet and they have built a awesome trail system. I will be heading back up there ina few weeks.
  • + 7
 Video would be under 2 min if it was of Gwin, Bruni or Hart. I liked it, so glad it was Neko.
  • + 8
 Bailey MTN bike park!
  • + 2
 I'm a big Neko fan - he's super nice - but c'mon Pinkbike? Bailey Mtn Bike Park is in Mars Hill not Asheville - 25-30mins North at least and nearly an hour from Neko's backyard. Give Mars Hill, NC a share of the WNC spotlight! ????????????????
  • + 5
 I can only imagine how insane that track/ riding must look in real life!
  • + 2
 One of my favorite places to ride and my 13yr old got to meet Neko last weekend when we were there to race! The Millers are great.
  • + 2
 I love the part at 0:49 where he unclips in slow-mo. I always wondered how the pros do this at race speed.
  • + 1
 That was a bit of a burler. Barely looked like 'dere was a trail 'dere in some spots, mofo railed it anyways with that big hit at the beginnin' even. "O.O"
  • + 1
 he makes it look easy. That road gap can fit a whole LMRV (army troop transport truck) under it. Literally thats what bailey uses to shuttle and it fits under it.
  • + 2
 so...what exactly does he still have to practice?
  • + 2
 Everyone needs one of these in the back yard!!
  • + 2
 damn that jump was deeeeeeep
  • + 3
 Not Bad
  • + 1
 Bailey is le tits...definitely put it on your bucket list
  • + 1
 Is it pretty much DH only? Or could a 150mm trail bike have fun there too? (I'm assuming there are other trails than the one shown in the video...)
  • + 1
 @abef: Check the site and look at the trail map.
  • + 1
 @abef: totally! Lots of cats on trail bikes when I've been. Certainly have more fun on the big bike, though! Well, if you're ham fisted like I am anyway...
  • + 1
 @abef: You can ride a 150mm bike there, I have ridden it on a 160mm bike. That said, a downhill or park bike would be by and far a better choice and I believe that they even recommend a full downhill bike on their website
  • + 2
 Dupont and Pisgah are close by. Definetly have fun on trail bikes on those trails.
  • + 2
 awesome!
  • + 2
 RIP Heramberms
  • + 1
 There's gnar up in them thar hills!!!
  • + 1
 This place looks awesome.
How's the humidity and mosquitos there though?
  • + 1
 Humidity is cutting down and mosquito strangely havent been all that bad.
  • + 1
 dont come in the middle of summer if you dont like humidity.... the mid-alantic/southeast is kinda know for its ungodly sticky summer days.
  • + 1
 "How's the humidity and mosquitos there though?"......Eatin Pussy & Kickin Ass !
  • + 1
 @loopie: must be kinda stinky with all the humidity, I suggest you wait until it cools off before muff diving!
  • + 2
 Such a rad dude !
  • + 1
 LMTV at the end is very cool, I want one.
  • - 1
 I thought neko would have progressed this year more than he has ! But thinking about it , to get get top 40 in the worlds is pretty damn good .
  • + 1
 He's been injured a good part of this season with Broken arm and concussion according to the interview on here a while back.
  • + 1
 Aint that the life!
  • - 1
 You guys still making people get a UCI license to ride the top half??? Don't worry I won't hit the shuttle truck.
  • + 1
 Oooooft
  • + 1
 Yeah Neko!!!
  • - 2
 Can they repost that video without the music? That would be awesome! Cool track!
  • + 1
 or just turn your sound off
  • - 1
 Huh? This video is 6-9 months old isn't it? How'd it recycle?
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