Video: Marcelo Gutierrez Helps Build & Maintain Trails in Salento, Colombia

Dec 21, 2020 at 6:59
by Marcelo Gutierrez  


Part of my 2020 was dedicated to seeking trails in places where nature, beer, coffee and bikes are part of the same equation. As in the whole world, in Colombia, we have a bunch of trails and a lot of riders who love working on them. A couple of years ago I did my first project digging on local trails with a great crew, which made me realize how much more can be done and how grateful people are when you teach them. It is all about sharing, helping, riding bikes and having a good time.

In this opportunity, we worked on one of the most famous places for MTB, a little town called Salento that is also famous for welcoming tourist from all the world. We work on some trails on Valle de Cocora where you can enjoy a 360 view of mountains and clear skies.

I am Marcelo GutiƩrrez, I have been a downhill rider and I have always had something very clear: that life is to live it, to seek new experiences, adventures and to invite others to do the same!


9 Comments

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 I had the pleasure riding these trails earlier this year, and they were great fun, now with all these improvements it should be even more fun as you also save climbing over the fences with those jumps. Magical place with nice people, grwat coffee and food, well worth a long trip! I will be back
  • 1 0
 ooooooooohhhhh, que chevere! I can't wait for the pandemic to be over so we can head back down there to check out the changes! That looks awesome.
  • 1 0
 If you're looking to go to Colombia and see the riding, the best and easiest combo trip is a few days in Salento and a few in Manizales.
  • 1 0
 Muy bien hecho Marcelo. Ara como hacer un tour de las pistas en Salento? Quiero ir a conocer.
  • 1 0
 avoid agencies dude, i live here in colombia and tbh they will rip you off its better to do some research find hostals, airbnb and so on, get into fb groups from colombia and ask about trails, it'll be a lot cheaper and you kinda have more control over everything that will go down on your trip
  • 1 0
 @gabriellpc: good to know! Thanks bud!
  • 1 0
 Alright, that track looks more perfect than perfection. Guys did a really good job !
  • 1 0
 Gran trabajo, tiene una pinta espectacular y se respira buen ambiente!
  • 1 0
 Should build a bike park in a place like this!!

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