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Posted: July 23, 2012 at 5:27 a.m.

Seth Jacobs with Phat Tire Bike Shop in Bentonville rides a section of the new downhill trail Thursday at Slaughter Pen Hollow Multi-Use Trail System in Bentonville. Workers with Progressive Trail Design are finishing the new section that is supposed to be completed in August.

The knobby front tire of Seth Jacobs’ Salsa mountain bike flew over the lip of a 10-foot dirt mound and Jacobs went soaring through the air, landing the bike on the down slope at Slaughter Pen’s latest playground.

AT A GLANCE

About Slaughter Pen

Slaughter Pen Trails is a series of mountain bike trails in Bentonville for riders of all levels. The off-road trails can be accessed from the Crystal Bridges Trail or the North Bentonville Trail. Slaughter Pen Jam, a multiday mountain bike festival and race, is set for Sept. 7-9 on the trails.

Source: Staff Report

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