MOUNTAIN BIKE RADIO | TRAIL EAFFECT – “EPISODE 56: SPIDER MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK WITH CHRISTIANA HUDSON AND SUZY BAUER”

Listen to Episode #56 | Spider Mountain Bike Park with Christiana Hudson and Suzy Bauer

ABOUT THE EPISODE

Trail EAffect will be moving off of Mountain Bike Radio to its own Podcast Feed and will be called: Trail EAffect. 

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Topics Covered:

  • The Christiana Hudson Backstory
  • The Suzy Bauer Backstory
  • The Spider Mountain Backstory
    • Inspiration from Jackson Hole
    • Other Bike Park Resorts: Purgatory and Pajarito
  • The first chairlift in Texas
  • The Lift was purchased from Taos Ski Area & moved to Spider Mtn
  • The Trail Planning behind Spider Mtn
  • Suzy’s Perspective of Spider Mtn coming from Colorado, and getting new participants into Mountain Biking
  • The Future of Mountain Biking in Texas
  • The Trail Maintenance at Spider Mountain
  • Beginners at Spider Mountain
    • New Beginners Skills Park
    • Gear Rental
    • Complimentary Tips & Tricks to new riders
    • Partners with other Bike Camps and Riders in the area
    • Incredible staff
  • Family Friendly Company
    • Power Kids: 12 & Under Ride & Ski for Free
  • Thunderbird Lodge at Spider Mtn
  • Other Amenities such as water sports on Lake Buchanan
  • Numbers at Spider Mtn (only open for 3 years and weird years with the Covid Boost)
  • Growing the numbers
  • Next Trail – Advanced Flowtech
  • Famous Failures & Learning through failure
  • The Community Aspect of Spider Mountain
    • Mountain Biking Community
    • Community of Locals in Burnet TX
  • Closing Comments
    • Spider rides much bigger than it is
    • Committed to awesome trails on the terrain they have

Spider Mountain Bike Park: https://www.spidermountain.com/
Mountain Capital Partners: https://www.mcp.ski/
Thunderbird Lodge: https://www.thunderbirdlodgetx.com/

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Contact Josh at evolutiontrails@gmail.com

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ABOUT TRAIL EAFFECT

Trails build community and Communities build trails. What came first you may ask… Host Josh Blum digs into the stories of how trails effect and affect the people and places we call home and those we might like to call home.

ABOUT THE HOST

Josh Blum is a father and doer of stuff – paired with Advocate, Builder of Trails and Community. Originally from La Crosse WI, Josh has been enjoying the outdoors, trails, and mountain bikes since a young age. Always curious and learning about better ways to improve trail users’ experiences. Josh is employed by WisDOT, and is the owner / operator of Evolution Trail Services.

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Author: Ben

Ben is originally from Southeastern Wisconsin. After graduating college at UW La Crosse, he lived in several Midwestern cities, Denver, and Western North Dakota before relocating to Hayward, Wisconsin in 2017, providing a lot of opportunity to experience the outdoors throughout the country. Ben started mountain biking in 2006 after five years of other endurance sports including running and triathlons of various distances. In 2012, he created Mountain Bike Radio and has been dedicated to mountain biking since. He has a lot of experience racing all distances, including 24 hour solos, 12 hour solos, 100 miles, 50 milers, XC distance, fatbikes, gravel, and everything in between. He’s married to wife, Amy, with two young children – Claeson and Paige. Ben hopes that his passion for mountain biking and the outdoors drives his commitment to creating, improving, and maintaining opportunities in the outside world.

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