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Mountain Bike Park

When Rick Douglass planned a mountain bike park on the Montana Tech campus two years ago, his mind's eye saw an easy trail around the perimeter and tougher, technical trails in the middle.

That's not exactly what is taking shape.

"I expected a bunch of mostly straight trails," Douglass said this week on the park, which is being built just west of the Natural Resources Building at Tech. "Instead I got some that really test your skills."

But that doesn't mean those trail aren't ride-able by mountain bikers of all abilities. And the perimeter trail that was just completed is merely a down payment on a series of about 10 miles of trails and obstacles that will give Tech students, faculty and all of Butte a biking playground.

Read more at mtststandard.com.