Rio Olympic mountain bike course designer Nick Floros attached a camera to his helmet this summer and took a ride on a layout that, come August, will be about three miles of “dirt track, rocks, water, ridges, bridges, a tunnel, tight bends and a series of tough climbs and descents,” according to Games officials.
“The area chosen was very good to design for, as it has a natural variety of land types and many climbs and descents,” Floros said in a press release. “We’re going to have some different aspects, for example giant footprints around the course, and some parts based on the shapes we see around the city.”
The course is 80 percent complete, according to Games officials.
An Olympic mountain bike test event is set for Oct. 11. The Rio Olympic men’s and women’s mountain bike finals will be Aug. 19.