With a crew of nearly 40 volunteers, we spent the morning after the EWS Finals fixing up an old 4X track in an effort to make it more kid-friendly. Despite recent efforts to add machine-built flow to their bike park, the trail network in Zermatt is dominated by old, very rocky and tricky-to-ride alpine hiking trails. The trail work we did is invaluable to this network, as it gives beginners and intermediate riders a place to hone their skills before challenging themselves further.
After the crew fixed the last of the berms and lips, we were treated to a hilltop BBQ lunch with a killer view. Swapping tall tales of traveling in order to build, ride and race, it was rad to see so many people with a breadth of backgrounds, languages, and professions all come together to volunteer their time to get dirty, sweaty while moving dirt around a mountain.