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Trestle Bike Park, the fastest growing bike park in the US, is opening for the 2010 bike season on June 12th.  This coming year promises to be Winter Park’s and Trestle Bike Park’s biggest and best mountain bike season year with more trail bigger jumps and better biking equipment available.

More trails, bigger rental fleet, more features, expanded high-end demo fleet, more jumps, additional extended hours, and did we mention more trails? This season, Trestle will continue to buff out the 8 new trails constructed last summer, plus they will keep building additional trails to give all riders a complete bike park experience.

Never heard of or seen gravity fed downhill mountain biking?  No problem. At Trestle this year there will be a top to bottom beginner trail (over 5 miles long) along with great deals on equipment and lessons to get you hooked.  And hooked you will be!  Or your young ones will be, especially if they are fun seeking kids and want a to have a great day.

As stated above there are eight new trails that will be available this year that were built last year and finished this spring.  There are also new trails that will be completed this year.

Hours of Operation:*
9:30am-5pm daily, Mid-June – Early September
9:30am-7pm on Freeride Fridays, July & August
9:30am-5pm weekends in September

Trestle Bike Park Specials:

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Downhill mountain biking is all the rage in the Pacific Northwest, especially around Vancouver, Canada.  Whistler Bike Park is the worlds biggest and best bike park and according to legend where the grand sport of gravity fed downhill mountain biking was originated.  Trestle Bike Park is being built to replicate Whistler Bike Park and things are looking good.

Trestle can be ridden with your everyday mountain bike but is is definitely preferable to be done with a specifically designed downhill mountain bike.  The downhill bikes have bigger shocks for more clearance , better and lower center of gravity that the trails and jumps demand.  Full face helmets and body armor will guarantee a fun and safe riding experience.  There is not much riding uphill with these bikes as they weigh more than 50 lbs and have big shocks that make them a little squishy.  The comparison can be made as to taking an old 10 speed road bike on a cross country mountain bike ride is like taking a CC mountain bike on a downhill mountain bike course.  It can be done but why would you do it?

You may be asking, “is it a workout downhill mountain biking?”  Yes it is.  Definitely different that a cross country bike ride but it may be even more tiring on the body while working arms, legs and  core muscles.

Winter Park Lodging Company will offer deals on Trestle Bike Park tickets and bike rentals.  Come up for Trestle or make sure to reserve  a day to spend on the Winter Park hills in the park.

So Trestle Bike Park opens for the 2010 year this June 12th.  Get out and enjoy the high country and spend a very fun, exciting, physical day at the Trestle Bike Park.

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