Hot Wheels Slopestyle Trail at Trestle Bike Park 25

Trestle Bike Park is proud to introduce the addition of the Pro-only Hot Wheels trail to the mountain! After working with the forest service for the last 7 years, the green light was given to create a progressive slopestyle trail full of pro-sized stunts and jumps. Creative wood features and blasty dirt jumps allow riders to push their limits within the safety of Trestle...a true step in furthering gravity mountain biking in the U.S.

Check out the action as slope riders, Garrett Roberston, Nick Clarke, Clayton Shank, Paul Weston and Nicholi Rogatkin experience Hot Wheels for the first time and get yourself up to Trestle Bike Park to experience it yourself!

Credit: Andy Holloway / gordo
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25 comments
  • Snipa

    9/2/2013 4:08 PM

    "get yourself up to Trestle Bike Park to experience it yourself!" We did...and Hot Wheels wasn't open yet. 8 hour drive to see it still roped off was a bit of a buzz kill.

  • T HUFF

    8/27/2013 8:08 AM

    Haters gonna hate.... Nice work guys. It would be nice to see something like that come out of Asheville in the next decade... I guess what I'm saying is, be stoked you have the guys who want to put in the time to build such a nice spot, because there are a lot of people who see this and just dream and drool. It's a day long drive to anywhere close to this for all of us in NC.

  • bstens

    8/23/2013 2:53 PM

    Can I ride this on my new Enduro bike? Will it work with 650B?

    When is Trestle going to build more enduro trails?

    Enduro

  • Nicholast

    8/23/2013 7:05 AM

    I'm surprised this hasn't come up yet: thank you for putting Hot Wheels under Gemini. That short little lift is going to be a whole lot more fun to take. :-)

  • BigBoi

    8/23/2013 7:00 AM

    Hot Wheels will add variation to an already diverse mountain. Why would anybody on here be complanining about that?

  • dcm6861

    8/23/2013 4:05 PM

    It's not that diverse though. Trestle/Search and seizure are the only technical trails there with any type of steepness.
    (that is easily accessible) I guess winterpark is awesome if you are into jumps and stunts... but they are seriously lacking fun, fast and rocky single track... Trails like no quarter drive me nuts... it doesn't exactly link up well from similar trails... then you have a huge step up to wall ride... and everything else in the trail is TINY, you have to slow way down for all the drops, and the wooden jumps are pointless.
    I think its cool that you guys have something different, something big, and something new.... but you have a whole lot of real-estate to work with and a lot of the trails are not in very good condition... it feels like the only thing the park crew is interested in... is jumps.
    When's the last time trestle dh had some maintenance... a few weeks ago it was blown the F up. The worst its ever been... you guys could make parts of it more sustainable by building up crib walls or using wood and getting creative...
    Angelfire is kicking your ass right now in quality of trailwork and maintenance... just saying

  • BigBoi

    8/23/2013 7:29 PM

    You are wise...yet there is a sadness to your wisdom. They do have a lot of real estate and could definitely use more fun, fast and rocky single track.

  • Buzzybark

    8/22/2013 9:02 PM

    You can ride technical dh gnar at every ski resort. Thanks for building what looks like one of the funnest jump line/ slopestyle trails at any bike park I have seen! I will make the 10 hr drive to ride that any time!

  • bturman

    8/22/2013 8:52 PM

    Yeow! Looks like a blast.

  • PaulyWeston

    8/22/2013 7:40 PM

    To the people who will actually ride this trail sorry for the delay, but they will understand once they ride it. For us to open our first "Pro Line" labeled trail and it not to be completely dialed is a great way of ensuring us of never getting the chance to build another. Patience. Hater's keep hatin' true rider's keep havin fun riding their bikes and when you're riding at Trestle Bike Park you better go fast cause someone's always watching!

  • Phil Artese

    8/24/2013 5:45 PM

    My Buddys and my self were there last month for th CFF and were hanging with Eric and Kelly McGarry and his buddy Tom,He was showing us Hot Wheels it wasnt ready to rip but man it looked sick!!!! Nice work boys keep it up we'll be back next year Trestle kicks ass!!!!!!

  • tatoodemo7

    8/22/2013 8:02 PM

    Any idea when it will be open? Heading out from utah next weekend . Would LOVE to get a chance to hit it!

  • 970biking

    8/22/2013 9:45 PM

    Hater's keep hatin' true rider's keep havin fun riding their bikes.....
  • Daniel_Layton

    8/23/2013 2:11 PM

    Last time i rode Trestle felt like every turn in the park was blown out or a mess of brake bumps. Idk if its cuz the trail crew doesn't have time to work on the rest of the trails because Hot Wheels or if the crew isn't large enough to keep up with the trail use/wear and tear. If you guys don't have enough shovels maybe you guys could crowd source. I know a lot of people that would throw a lot of dirt for a season pass. Same way that in the winter people get passes for nothing more than just giving people info a dozen days a year. A reserve army of dirt throwers is way more valuable than that. think about it.

    Edit: You could even cherry pick your diggers by getting them to show proof of prior volunteer work for IMBA or BMA or anything like this. Come on guys, this is full proof.

  • conner7475

    8/22/2013 7:07 PM

    I am very excited about this trail. I think it is great that they are opening a proline. Since Granby reduced their prolines to weak blue trails there are not any large features at the bike parks around here. Yes it is a slopestyle trail but there is no doubt in my mind it can be ridden on a DH bike. Yes only a small percentage of riders can hit it, but it gives the riders who can’t something to strive for.

  • tatoodemo7

    8/22/2013 6:19 PM

    Nice job Trestle!!!!!!!! I personally will drive 7 hours just to ride hot wheels. I've been to every bike park in north America. EVERY ONE that's is worth riding. Highland, whistler, silverstar . That's just to name a few , and the three parks just mentioned all have PRO ONLY LINES. now trestle can be up there with the BIG DOGS!! . THANKS TRESTLE!!! from me and about 10 of my best friends. WE will be driving from Utah to ride your park even more than before!!
    .

  • chris.leoleis

    8/22/2013 5:45 PM

    YEAH ERIC!!! good work
  • yahoosafish

    8/22/2013 5:43 PM

    Trestle is still softer than baby thighs. Thanks to the trail crew though for spending an ENTIRE year on this trail and almost nothing else. This may "put them on the map" for a millisecond but it certainly does not make them any more of a destination. "Fastest growing bike park in North America?" Hardly.

  • Nyeste

    8/22/2013 1:16 PM

    Thanks for the hard work but Hot Wheels is a waste of time and money in my opinion. How long has this trail been in the making? 1 to 2 seasons...It was still closed as of yesterday. Why spent countless man hours and lumber costs in building a trail that maybe 30% of riders will be hitting? The 2013 season has been a huge disappointment when compared to the 2011 and 2012 seasons. Hopefully Trestle can open a new trail for 2013 before the snow starts flying.

  • xmojo37x

    8/22/2013 2:17 PM

    I completely agree, and no matter how much time and effort spent, it still isn't a "downhill" trail.

  • Tyler.Blake

    8/22/2013 2:30 PM

    I agree that not many people will be riding Hot Wheels, but it isn't meant to be a "downhill" trail. It is a progressive slopestyle trail and it will help progress slopestyle. Not to mention it will bring out better riders and make the park more popular.

  • Nicholast

    8/22/2013 2:47 PM

    I'm not disputing with you, but I think I understand their justification for building it: it diversifies the park, attracts a new segment of riders, and gives the park some flagship features to showcase in promotional material. Sure very few riders will hit Hot Wheels -- your estimation of 30% is very generous, IMO -- but how many people hit the big lines in the Bone Yard, yet everyone has heard of it, even if they have never been to Whistler? The hugeness draws people in, even if they will never hit any of the features in their lifetime. So while its construction was resource consuming, I suspect they will see a return on their investment, even if the only return is increased credibility as having big features.

    With that said, I somewhat agree with you. I would like to see the rumor of Boardwalk being rebuilt come to fruition and the jumps on Upper Rainmaker be fixed so they are more consistent in length and feel, and for those lips to be knocked down so they are senders like the rest of Rainmaker. But hey, that's just my opinion. I have a pass, typically don't stay the night, and don't spend a lot of money in the Village. In other words, my opinion isn't worth much on their bottom line. Not complaining about that, just recognizing the reality of it.

  • Nyeste

    8/22/2013 3:09 PM

    Trestle is already recognized for their manicured jumps, berms, and slopestyle features. I agree with you that it will provide great promotional material, but they already have plenty...I have 3 Trestle banners on my screen right now.

    I'd like to see them sketch in some proper downhill trails and try to compete with Keystone.

  • dcm6861

    8/23/2013 4:12 PM

    I wouldn't call them manicured jumps or berms. I realize they don't have as good of dirt as parts of keystone or angelfire... but if you want manicured jumps, and berms... keystone and angelfire are a lot better. No... keystone can't compete with rainmaker right now... but the jumps are not consistent at all and seem, overall, neglected... just like most of the park. The jumps at keystone, and berms seem to be much more consistent and hit better... Angelfire is miles ahead of winter park if you compare quality and consistency of the flow / jump / features in the park. They all hit great. #annoyed

  • 719mtbblakey

    8/22/2013 3:10 PM

    I'm a season pass holder to trestle and by no means a slope style rider, but this trail is going to put trestle bike park on the map! Its an awesome park and i'd love to see it grow in popularity and it'd be awesome to see the possibility of more colorado riders making a name for themselves in the FMB.