Winter Park, Colorado, has the official title of ‘Mountain Bike Capital USA‘.
Last month our local chamber of commerce solidified the area’s reputation by launching a new website (www.MTBcapitalUSA.com) that highlights the vast scope of trails & facilities available to all kinds of biker in the Winter Park & Fraser Valley.
We can’t get enough of this engaging and easy to navigate website, and highly recommend that both new & experienced bikers take a look at it before thier next summer vacation in the Winter Park area.
Top features on the site include Trail Descriptions, Race & Event Listings, Bike Park Overviews, and Rental Shop/Service Provider Listings. We had some of our staff take a closer look at some of these features, and give us their thoughts below:
‘I have to admit that I’m a bit of planner when it comes to mountain bike trips. I like to get a feel for the type of terrain I’m likely to encounter, and look for forum discussions on specific trails and challenges that each trail may offer up. The trail descriptions on www.MTBcapitalUSA.com do all of this, and a whole lot more. Comprehensive trail directions are combined with total distance, difficulty rating, vertical gain/drop & estimated ride time, along with an elevation profile that really spells out the different sections of the ride. There’s an area for posting ‘Top tips, loves, or complaints‘ about the trail, plus YouTube videos and images that are submitted by past riders. Finally, and most importantly for me, there is the ability to download the trail to GPX. The site is clearly in it’s infancy, as there aren’t many comments posted just yet, but I’m looking forward to watching this develop, and will no doubt have a few tips to add there too.’
Chris Bradford, Owner, Winter Park Lodging Company
‘I love the simplicity of the Bike Race & Event calendar listings on this site. No more sifting through lots of different community events…just straight up bike time. Granby Ranch events are clearly defined by their logo, which is a nice touch, and makes the initial filtering even easier.’
Ali Dubois, Front Desk Supervisor, Winter Park Lodging Company
Bike Park Overviews
‘There are two AMAZING bike parks in our area: Granby Ranch & Trestle Bike Park at Winter Park Resort. The Trestle Bike Park page is very user friendly, with an interactive trail map that gives you difficulty rating & short description, plus YouTube videos of runs as you hover over the trails. ‘
Zack Berkowitz, Maintenance, Winter Park Lodging Company
So there you have it. Whether you want to cruise the Fraser River Trail, get away from it all on some epic singletrack, or let gravity take its course on a perfectly bermed downhill trail, www.MTBcapitalUSA.com is your #1 resource for biking fun in the Winter Park & Fraser Valley. Check it out today!
Sarah June 4th, 2014