Copper City Trails
Copper City Trails is a project by the Southwest Montana Mountain Bike Association in partnership Bureau of Land Management. The plan calls for 18 miles of bike-optimized trails, open to hikers and trail runners. The scope encompasses beginner-friendly trails, xc ridge trails, flow trails, two downhill-only trails, and a skinny technical loop. There will also be a skills park with dirt jumps and a pump track to cater to all abilities.
Phase 1 was an amazing success, with over 200 people showing up for our grand opening of the Green Eagle trail on National Public Lands Day. We are currently planning for Phase 2, which will include 8 more miles of trails, 2 of which are bike only/downhill only trails! We are also going to install a changing room/bathroom at the trailhead. Our proposed budget for this phase is $112,000, and we need your help!
You can also mail a check to SWMMBA with the memo 'Copper City' to:
PO Box 1855 Bozeman, MT 59771
Westlake Dirt Jumps
The dirt jumps are located at Westlake Park in Bozeman, MT adjacent to the Gallatin Valley BMX pump track. They are entirely volunteer built and maintained. With four jump lines ranging in ability and skill level, there’s something for everyone—even the kids.
In 2016, volunteers led by Richard Hayes dedicated more than 900 hours and 130 machine hours to rebuild the jumps. We held a grand opening dirt jam party under the lights in the fall of that year. We plan to host this family friendly event again next year.
To support this project, please consider a donation or volunteering for a trail day.
The pump track at Gallatin Regional Park, has been volunteer built and maintained since 2011. It is a great place to have fun and practice skills with friends or your family!
In 2018, SWMMBA ever pump track race in Bozeman will take place Friday, June 1st as well as a major renovation to the west most section of the pump track. This renovation will include table tops, wider spacing, progression drops, a shade shelter, and a tool shed. Scheduled maintenance are Mondays evenings 5:30pm til and last until dark.