WHISTLER MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK LEADS PROVINCE IN BIKE PARKS BC RESORT OPENINGS
Win Ultimate Summer Of Freeride Including Cash, Accommodation And Season Pass At Six BC Bike Parks
VANCOUVER, BC May 17, 2011 â€“ Mountain bikers worldwide are advised to keep the following dates in their calendar clear to ensure they are available for British Columbiaâ€™s best lift-accessed exhilaration at the following bike parks on their 2011 opening days.
Whistler Mountain Bike Park: Opens May 20
The Whistler Mountain Bike Park has confirmed their signature trail A-Line, and rider favourite Crank It Up, will be open for their opening day on May 20. Despite the second snowiest season in the resortâ€™s history, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park will be the first bike park in British Columbia to open.
Fernie Alpine Resort Bike Park: Opens June 25
Fernieâ€™s bike park will be featuring new bridgework on their epic trail Aggravated Assault as well as trail upgrades to Top Gun and the Skills Park.
Silver Star Bike Park: Opens June 24
Silver Star Bike Park will host the Goat Style Bike Jam Festival August 11-13 â€“ complete with night dirt jump competition, industry expo and slopestyle event. Trail work will continue on Pro Star, the Bike Parkâ€™s most advanced line.
Bike Park Sun Peaks Resort: Opens June 30
Sun Peaks invites riders to take their skills to the next level with the Sun Peaks Freeride Camp July 4-8. Coached by pro riders Matt Hunter and Graham Agassiz along with Kamloops shreds Justin Terwiel and Dylan Sherrad.
Panorama Bike Park: Opens June 25-26 / full season opening July 1
Renowned for technical singletrack with natural features and expert trails with large man-made features, Panoramaâ€™s newly developed play area in the bike park features small jumps and rolls as well as some wooden features for beginners and kids.
Mount Washington Bike Park: Opens July 1
Mount Washingtonâ€™s experienced trail builders have created a mountain bike playground in the heart of Vancouver Island.
Experience it all with Bike Parks BC Ultimate Summer of Freeride contest. In exchange for one little sentence, the winner will ride away with a season pass at six of BCâ€™s best lift-accessed bike parks, $1,000 spending money, two nights accommodation at each resort, DH rig rentals, a half-day with a guide and two lift tickets at each park for the winnerâ€™s riding buddy to be used over the 2011 summer season.
Riders are asked to answer the question, â€œWhat would you blow off to win the ultimate summer of freeride?â€ Tell Bike Parks BC now for a chance to ride away with the Ultimate Summer of Freeride.
Enter now and for more information and official contest rules and regulations about Bike Parks BC â€œUltimate Summer of Free Rideâ€ contest check out www.bikeparksbc.com. Don’t forget to â€œlikeâ€ www.facebook.com/bikeparksbc and follow @bikeparksbc on Twitter for all the latest news.
About Bike Parks BC
Formed in 2005, Bike Parks B.C. is a partnership of British Columbia’s top all season resorts, Tourism British Columbia and the Western Canada Mountain Bike Tourism Association. Bike Parks B.C.’s resort partners offer the very best facilities and services for mountain biking found anywhere in North America.
Bike Parks BC partnership is managed and coordinated by the Western Canada Mountain Bike Tourism Association (MBTA). The goal of the partnership is to create greater awareness about the many mountain biking resort destinations found in British Columbia. Each resorts offers a full range of accommodation and service options, professionally lead programs, high-speed lifts, outstanding trails and fabulous mountain scenery.
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