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Spider Mountain celebrates new mountain bike trails with opening party this weekend

Johanna Gretschel
jgretschel@statesman.com
Photo courtesy of Spider Mountain.

Spider Mountain might sound like something out of a summer blockbuster, but it's actually one of the greater Austin area's hidden treasures.

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The Burnet, Texas park is the state's only lift-served, year-round mountain bike park. This weekend, you can be one of the first people to ride on two new, aptly named trails -- "Tarantula" and "Recluse" -- with a celebratory ride at the Spider Trail Rumble Opening Party.

After the ribbon-cutting ceremony, mountain bikers can compete in the Texas State Whip-Off Championship, Wall Ride Competition and Spider Night Race. See the schedule below:

Spider Trail Rumble

10 amRibbon Cutting and Inaugural ride - top of Tarantula and Recluse

10:15 amTrain of riders down Tarantula and Recluse

11:00 am Texas State Whip-Off Championship

1:00 pmWall Ride Competition

2:00 pmAwards Ceremony

7:00 pm Team Trail Party All Nighter at Spider Night Race

Spider Mountain, located just 60 miles northwest of the state capitol on the banks of Lake Buchanan, also offers resort amenities at its private marina, including lodging, camping, SUP, boat rentals and more. For more information on Spider Mountain, click here.