Downhill mountain bike park to open at Mt. Bachelor
A downhill bike park opened in the Bend, Oregon area thanks to Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort. Following the approval of Mt. Bachelor’s Ski Area Improvements Project last April, construction, started in July of 2013 with crews working 7-days-per-week throughout the summer of 2013. Mt. Bachelor says the initial trail offering this fall will consist of three distinct downhill routes open to the public.
Bike enthusiasts can access to the Downhill Bike Park from the top of the Pine Marten Express lift in Mt. Bachelor West Village Base area. The first-phase bike park is for intermediate and advanced downhill mountain enthusiasts.
Downhill Bike Park lift tickets will be priced for all ages at $29 for a full-day, $19 for an afternoon biking starting at 1 p.m., as well as a non-transferable 3-Pack for $69.
All Bike Park riders are required to have a Bike Park lift ticket, helmet, closed-toed shoes, and a mountain bike with functional front and rear brakes. Riders are also strongly encouraged to ride full suspension bikes with a minimum of 5" of travel and disc brakes, a full-face helmet, and additional body armor at minimum including knee, shin, and elbow protection.
Mt. Bachelor will offer mountain bike retail items including helmets, gloves, jerseys, shorts and pads, as well as bike repair and maintenance services. Local bike shops and mountain bike manufacturers will be on-hand offering demos to try out the latest in downhill bike technology.
"Offering downhill mountain biking on Mt. Bachelor has been a dream for many of us for a long, long time," said Dave Rathbun, President of Mt. Bachelor. "The day is now here where we can enjoy this incredible mountain in the summer and fall in a completely new way. Our trail building crew, in conjunction with the Gravity Logic design team and builders, the world's preeminent downhill bike park planners, have done an amazing job to get phase one of the Mt. Bachelor Bike Park ready to ride."
For more detailed information about Mt. Bachelor’s Downhill Bike Park in Bend, Oregon visit their website.
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