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Chancey Bush
Alex Smiley, Jefferson County open space trail specialist, works on building a new black diamond mountain bike trail on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.
‘Shape what you shred’

On an unseasonably warm March day, volunteers and specialists with the Colorado Mountain Bike Association and Jeffco Open Space hit the trails to begin work on phase one of a project five years in the making.

Though there are months of construction ahead, mountain bikers soon will have a new trail to traverse in Jefferson County. The South Dakota Ridge Trail will be a rocky path nestled in Morrison with a perfect view of Bandimere Speedway to the east and Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre to the west.