Sunday River to Open Friday, June 25


News & Reviews
Jun 26, 2009
Sunday River’s Mountain Bike Park Opens Friday, June 25
Summer improvements include new trails, bigger pump tracks, a new skills park and a lengthened jump line.

Sunday River is pleased to announce that its mountain bike park will open for the summer on Friday, June 25. New this year, downhill dirt chasers can expect two new trails, bigger pump tracks, a new skills park and a lengthened jump line.

“Riders will be most excited by the improvements,” said Steve Boulanger, director of the Sunday River Mountain Bike Park. “Each one speaks to a different ability level. We’ve worked hard to provide something for every rider to test out, learn on and advance to.”

New trails this summer include Tango and Crash, an intermediate trail and Not Trail, a single track top-to-bottom expert trail. Riders can access both trails off of the resort’s Chondola lift and bike transport system.

Beginner bikers will benefit from Easy Tiger, a trail built at the end of last summer that spreads over nearly half a mile and features a gradual pitch and hand-sculpted turns.

Sunday River’s jump line, also known as Keep it Going, will undergo continued construction to lengthen the trail by 50 percent. Upon completion the jump line will run over half a mile in length and boast twice as many features.

During construction on Keep it Going, riders can work on their technique in the resort’s new skills park or on two bigger pump tracks, both of which are located near the base of South Ridge Lodge. The park features boxes from the resort’s winter terrain park adapted for summer use plus a teeter totter and elements similar to those found on trails.

The Sunday River Mountain Bike Park is open Fridays, 10 – 4 p.m., Saturdays, 10 – 5 p.m., and Sundays, 10 – 4 p.m. Prices for the 2010 summer season are as follows: adult (ages 13 years and older) all day lift ticket, $28; junior (12 years and younger) all day lift ticket, $16; and trail access (no lift pass), $10.

Full-suspension and front-suspension mountain bike rental rates are also available. Full-suspension rentals are $80 and front-suspension rentals are $40. Mountain Bike Season Passes are also available for the 2010 season for $269 (adults) and $125 (juniors).

For more information on Sunday River’s mountain bike park, visit www.sundayriver.com or call (277) 824-3000.