Airplane Mode: OneUp Build New Squamish Trail & Raise $44,000 for Trails Associations

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“Let’s Build a Jump Trail”

On a OneUp lunch ride back in 2017, we decided to build a new jump trail in Squamish. After a lengthy permitting process we started building a fully sanctioned, hand built jump trail.

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The trail starts at the bottom of the legendary Half Nelson. It’s a single black jump trail with a few optional double black features. It rides like a downhill pump track. The trail is called Airplane Mode because there’s no cell service on the trail and the jumps are a great way to log some air miles. In June 2022, the trail finally opened to the public.

From an idea on a lunch ride to an opening day party with hundreds of people shredding together, Scott Secco’s short documentary tells the story of how Airplane Mode was built and the three builders who led the charge. We hope you enjoy the film. If you’re passing Squamish come check it out!

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$44,000 Raised for the Trails

From day 1, OneUp has donated 1% of all revenue to trail associations, mountain bike advocacy and environmental conservation. We also support local initiatives in riding communities whenever we can. When it came time to release Airplane Mode, we wondered if the film could help bring riding communities together and help them raise money for their trails.

Inspired by mtb film premieres that used to be an annual tradition, we helped trail associations host their own screenings. These events brought people together and raised money for their local trails. We gave event organizers access to the unreleased film, a keg of beer, door pricing and social posters to promote the event. At the end of the night a grand prize of a full OneUp build was raffled off to help raise cash.

If any other trail associations want to host an Airplane Mode fundraising event contact us at [email protected].

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