RideAble Project: Ready to Ride!

Part of the Zillertal track requires excavating equipment to come in to help shape the course

© 2012 Tom Bause/MTB-Freeride.TV

Final shaping by the builders is done by hand and machine. For health and safety reasons, the wooden bridges get special treatment, with special paint and sand to give them grip when it’s wet.

We see the teams again back on the first day, when Zeller Bergbahn operations manager Thomas wasn’t sure if he could send anybody outdoors to start work. But everybody stepped out into the rain anyway, so it was clear from the beginning that the teams were holding it together and doing their best and a bit more for the project.

Head of Marketing from Zillertal Arena Annemarie Kröll sums up their intention to develop the region, together with MTB-Freeride.TV, and comments on the opening weekend, when the trail was finally rideable and open to the public.

Several riders queue up to ride the trails.
RideAble Project – Crowded House© 2012 Tom Bause/MTB-Freeride.TV

Conditions were muddy, but you could only see happy faces – bad weather has no influence on people’s mood when they get what is really needed, and that is more opportunities to ride their bikes.

After long preparation and intense work, everyone involved is stoked with the result and are proud to present the first finished trail of the RideAble Project to public and riders alike.

People and companies involved: Zillertal Arena/Zeller BergbahnenTVB

Zell ‐Velosolutions – MTB‐Freeride.TV – Erdbau Moser – Jakob Geisler – Tasc Engeneering – Municipality of Gerlosberg/Rohrberg