Keystone Bike Park Offers Downhill Thrills for Riders of All Ability Levels

01 July 2015


 
Bike Park 100% Open with 100 Miles of Lift-Serviced Singletrack Available
 
Keystone, Colo. — July 1, 2015 — Keystone Resort’s Bike Park cranks into July with 100 percent of trails available. Featuring 100 miles of lift-serviced singletrack mountain biking terrain across 55 trails, the mountain’s progressive terrain welcomes riders of all ability levels. Bike Park Season Passes begin at just $159 with a variety of options available, including Vail Resort’s FreeRide pass, offering unlimited biking in Colorado, Utah and California.
 
Known by riders as trail-for-trail one of the best bike parks in Colorado, expert riders come for the rock gardens, drops and high speed features, while novice riders appreciate that Keystone Bike Park’s beginner trails consist of open and forested areas with some rocks and roots, and intermediate trails contain some steeper grades, larger rocks and roots and some man-made wooden features.
 
Keystone’s Bike Park is not only a stop during the second stage of the 2015 Big Mountain Enduro Series, but is one of only two locations on the series that is also part of the North American Enduro Tour, a nine-stop tour that showcases the best athletes in the world while maintaining a ranking structure. The Big Mountain Enduro Series is one of the premier events in North America, and comes to Keystone on July 11-12. The course for the event will challenge riders to the fullest while combining top trails on the mountain with unique course designs specifically for BME. Additional information and registration details can be found at bigmountainenduro.com
 
While the Keystone Bike Park has the capacity to hold such world-class events, riders of all ability levels can access downhill biking via clinics and lessons, including Women’s Wednesdays. Beginner and intermediate trails and a free skills park that will soon feature an additional junior jump line to compliment the current beginner, intermediate and expert jump lines, provide plenty of opportunity for progression.
 
The Bike 101 First Timers package is the ideal way to learn how to navigate the mountain via two wheels. Guests will ride away having learned the proper mountain biking technique while becoming more familiarized with the equipment and downhill mountain biking protocols. The Bike 201 Bumps and Bends package is a perfect way to further enhance riding skills and become more comfortable with navigating sharp corners and riding on loose dirt.
 
Both the 101 and 201 packages not only include instruction, but also bike rental, protective gear and a bike haul pass. Keystone’s Bike Park staff is friendly, encouraging and intimately familiar with the mountain’s terrain, key to creating an environment where riders will grow skill level and confidence.
 
For family, friends or like-minded people who are looking to try downhill mountain biking, a private clinic may be the way to go. Accommodating up to four people, Keystone’s professional mountain biking instructors will provide guests with instant feedback and personal attention. Private clinics are available in two-, four- and six-hour increments.
 
Every Wednesday the Keystone Bike Park offers a Women’s Wednesday Mountain Bike Clinic, where a coach from the VIDA MTB Series leads a guided tour down the mountain and provides instruction and a great way for women to shred the mountain together. For just $30, this clinic includes a bike haul pass, bike rental and protective gear, as well as new like-minded friends that are ready for adventure.

The 2015 Keystone Bike Park features a variety of upgrades and additions, including chairlift bike trays, a bigger and better skills park with improved jump lines, and new features, berms and jumps on select trails. The addition of self-loading bike trays to the Summit Express chairlift will increase uphill capacity while also providing riders with a more convenient and streamlined mountain biking adventure.
 
Bike and full downhill gear rentals are conveniently available at Keystone Sports locations in Keystone’s River Run Village. Keystone Bike Park Season Passes begin at just $159, with a variety of options available including the College Bike Pass, Active Military Pass, FreeRide Local and Vail Resorts’ FreeRide Pass, which offers unlimited riding in Colorado, Utah and California. Passes may be purchased by calling (800) 842-8062 or online at keystoneresort.com.
 
For more information about Keystone, visit keystoneresort.com or call (877) 204-7889. Follow the resort at @KeystoneMtn on Twitter or at www.Facebook.com/Keystone.
 
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. The Company’s subsidiaries operate 10 world-class mountain resorts and two urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Canyons and Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Perisher, Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. The Company owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.

 

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Russell Carlton

Email: rcarlton@vailresorts.com
Phone: 970.496.4065
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