Everytime someone asks me about the uniqueness of Blacktown Trails, I have always the same straight and clear response: its people. Something can only be remarkable when its people makes it remarkable. And that was crystal clear since the very first moment that the idea of Blacktown Trails came to my mind. That´s why the people of Blacktown Trails are experienced MTB lovers that truly embrace the idea of this company not as a business, but as a way of making our guests happy. That´s in our DNA. That´s in the blood of Blacktown Trails, That´s why the experience of riding with someone who knows every single corner of La Sierra and every single story about these mountains, it´s something truly unique. Something that will make you understand why he´s been riding through these mountains for decades. Because after all....we are smile creators!
Words: Félix Torija
Photo: Dan Milner
El Carril del Gallo is one of the most iconic trails crossing the Madrid´s side of La Sierra to Segovia, It is an amazing fast singletrack used in the past by traders crossing La Sierra. A trail that we always take when we want to ride the Segovian side. Last fall we hosted, together with LTM Racing, the Santa Cruz Bicycles European distributor meeting, having Steve Peat, Josh Bryceland riding with us, guided by Iago Garay, Sepu, Emilio and Rafa. It is awesome to ride such an iconic trail with legendary riders...
It is like a dream to ride in your local trails with Peaty and Josh, just a dream come true.
Thanks LTM Racing and Santa Cruz Bicycles for such a great experience!
Photo by Alejandro Cubino
It is not easy nowadays to enjoy the simple things of life. Too much of everything that we are constantly overwhelmed: too much technology, too much progress, too much Social Media, too much texting, too much noise and discussing idiotic things... Only when you enjoy a simple bike ride in La Sierra, and finish the day having a proper beer in the camp you realize we bikers, need very few things to be happy: good fit to climb and descend mountains, a proper bike, friends and a cold beer. What else?
Photo: Dan Milner