The Golden Giddyup features three of the most used — and loved — parks in the Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS) system that connect to downtown Golden: Apex Mountain Park, Windy Saddle Park, and North Table Mountain Park. Riders start and finish in Lions Park, riding a course that begins by first tackling Chimney Gulch to Apex before looping back into Lions Park on the way to North Table Mountain for the second half of the course.

Protecting the trails in use by the event is of paramount importance to the event organizers, which is why we prioritize engaging the mountain bike community in the maintenance, repair and building of trails in Jefferson County Open Space – not only in these three parks, but throughout the system. In fact, 100% of the proceeds from the race help support and expand these stewardship efforts.

The Giddyup Trail Team is the trail stewardship component of the Giddyup.  With several thousand hours put in on our trails in the past few years, our volunteer efforts help maintain and improve the trails in these parks, with a special eye on improving the experience for mountain bikers (while enhancing the experience for all visitors). While improving our trails, our volunteers also improve relationships with Jeffco staff as well as other park visitors, representing mountain bikers as stewards of the trails and locally engaged citizens. #shapewhatyoushred.

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In addition to our beloved volunteers, the Giddyup Trail Team depends on several committed and trained team members. Of the 3,500 hours the Giddyup put into Jeffco trails in 2017, over 2,100 of them were done by our Trail Team members.

For 2018, we are looking to expand the Team even further to 10 spots for Trail Team “Leads” (a minimum 100 hour commitment) and 20 “Crew” level (45 hours) spots. As a dedicated member of the Giddyup Trail Team, our Leads and Crew members work closely with our Trail Team Supervisor and Jeffco Trails Specialists to execute and help manage work projects for the Trail Team and participating volunteers.

We hope you’ll come join these hearty folks as a part of the Trail Team this season!

To apply, check out the job descriptions and fill out the application here.

2018 GTT Trail Team Info
Not able to commit to a Trail Team position, but want to volunteer in 2018?  Check our Facebook page or our calendar of events to come out and volunteer! Events will start as soon as March and continue with weekly evening efforts and twice monthly weekend projects until November.

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On this page, you’ll find everything from registration information to helpful videos that cover some of the basic principles of trail design and maintenance. Crew Leads might reference these videos periodically and encourage participants to review prior to efforts so that we’re all familiar with the goals and terminology.



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