Over 18 months ago we first started scouting a new zone that would be an ideal spot to build a fast, flowly jump trail. Inspired by videos of endless trails we started asking ourselves, why doesn't’ that exist around here? We were always disappointed to find these videos were either short runs, or a collection of one off hits that were edited to look continuous. We wanted to build a single trail that we could continue to ride long after we had a shot a video - with that vision in mind we found the perfect zone and started digging….
For the next 18 months, every weekend we carved berms, packed lips and sculpted wood features. Through blistering summer heat, pelting rains and snow flurries, we continued with our progress. With each weekend that passed we neared the day when we would set off with our bikes in hand rather than tools. The end result was a 3 minute descent filled with fast flowy hand built berms, gap jumps and wood features.
It has been a experience to say the least - the building bug bit us hard. The weekend could never come fast enough. Not so we could get in our fix of two wheeled fun, but rather so we could finish a feature or scout the next section. As riders, we often see the end result of a build, but we don’t often get to see the sweat equity that goes into building a new trail. Our goal was to capture a little bit of what building and riding your own creation feels like. This is what one year, and one trail looks like - the building of Loam Line.
Builders: Lyle Warren, Greg Warren, and Clark Cernoia
Riders: Greg Warren and Clark Cernoia
Video: Lyle Warren