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Would you drive 50 miles & pay $40 to ride @ a lift acessable bike park?

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  1. jonnybiff

    jonnybiff Chimp

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    I am taking a survey, to show to the marketing deparents of the local mountians in southern California, this is an attempt to sway the powers that be into buildinga bike park. This survey will help to deteime if a market exist to justify such a large undertaking.

    Do you want a bike park in so cal?


    Is price a concern?

    How far are you willing to drive to ride a sick bike park?
     

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  2. FreeRide-Junkie

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    50 miles.... absolutely if not significantly further. $40, that would depend on the quality of the trails/park. That may be a bit steep...
     
  3. sriracha

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    hell yeah!!!


    back when big bear was open, i drove 3 1/2 hours to ride there...i forget what the lift ticket cost was. $25?

    and now, we drive 6 hours to ride mammoth every now and then.

    i'd buy a season pass without a doubt if i only had to drive 50 miles.

    i'm in SB...where is this hypothetical bike park to be located?

    price is a bit of a concern. $40 seems a bit high, but if the park was nice and loaded, it would be worth it for sure.
     
  4. Arkayne

    Arkayne I come bearing GIFs

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    50 miles and $40.... make it $30 and you have a deal. I'd pay $40 if you had foam pit.
     
  5. kidwoo

    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    I would easily drive greater than 50 miles, and would likely pay $40 to ride a bike park.

    If said bike park showed a genuine interest in trail construction through a full time dedicated trail crew, progressive trail design, and a willingness to communicate with the riders in order to achieve a superior product...........I might even come back every weekend..........and post about it gushingly on the internet which would no doubt boost ticket sales. :)
     
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    WTF??? Dude...We drive just over 400 miles right now(one way) to our nearest lift mtn...pay $50 per day...for ONE RUN/TRAIL.
     
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    I drive over 100miles on a sunday just to ride in different spots and do shuttles. It wouldn't be everyweek but at least once a month. I also travell to France every year to ride with lifts. Lift ticket for the week usually runs about $100. Accomodation and flights go on top of that. Propper trails and bike parks are a big tourism draw. You just have to look at all the bike parks popping up in ski resorts around Europe to see its profitable for the towns. Theres no point in having all those apartments, challets and hotels lying empty in the summer.
     
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    Of course.
     
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    That's a no brainer, I drive 3 hours to Diablo and 5 and a half to Snowshoe multiple times a summer.
     
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    My girl and I currently drive 285 miles one way and pay $39 a day for passes. We're usually down in Southern California quite a bit over then summer, and would def. go somewhere there if it were open.


    Wasn't Baldy supposed to get some trails built for next year?
     
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    mt snows 150, go there, plattys 200ish, diablos about 120. 50 miles is nothing. $40 could be a little steep if its not a real good park, try 30-35
     
  12. jonnybiff

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    The location is still undecided but some where in southern California. It really depends who wants to jump on board and build a park. This is to spark the interest of the owners and operators of our local ski/snowboard parks.
     
  13. Arkayne

    Arkayne I come bearing GIFs

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    I'm sure everyone is with me when I say that the resources for legal SoCal DH is on the decline. If it means that the riders should jump in and help build, you should get a LOT of help. However, getting the $$ is a different story.
     
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    I was driving 2 hours and paying $20 to ride Big Bear...and it wasn't that great.........so....... Yes. Eddie Would go.
     
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    hell yes - in my case it's over 200 miles each way just to get to the closest chairlift assisted resort (North Star).

    50 miles I do on a regular basis just to hit killer XC trails...
     
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    Most of the traveling we do here on the East Coast is 50 plus mileage wise. The going price seems to be 40 to 45 bucks.
     
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    Shoot when I lived in Kansas we drove 10 hours
     
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    I made 3 10+ hour trips last summer for lift assisted Downhilling. I would **** a brick if I could drive an hour and have access to a ski lift with downhill trails.
     
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    many nyc riders travel the 50 miles to ride diablo, some have season passes yet many dont. i travel a good 2 hours for plattekill, and even longer for whiteface and mount snow.... but 2 miles for diablo
     
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    :stupid:!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    No question about it. We drive 4 hours to N* and 16 to Whistler. An hour is no big deal....
     
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    I would absolutly drive 50 miles and pay 40 bucks for lift access!!!
     
  25. altix

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    use the GIANT mountain in fontana, or something close
     
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    Or the mountain kind of above Fontana. Baldy!
     
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    I would absolutely drive 50 miles for some good lift-serviced DH. I drive that far to race at Fontana without complaint.
     
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    Absolutely! Drive 5hrs to non lift assisted spots and shuttle alot. Used to drive 125 to Tamarack and Brundidge so yeah I would go.
     
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    Heck yes.
     
  30. mntbiker2

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    of course!!!!
     
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    Bromont is a good example of a hill close to a major metro area, Montreal (+/-55 minutes from downtown). It's an hour from where I live and it's almost a none issue to drive there for lift assited DH (or snowboarding) and there is a bike park. Rates are $37 on the weekend and $32 during the week. That's for 20+ trails and a bike park, but not a great one.

    The thing is though, they sell season passes for $50 if you buy a ski pass early. and $99 if you buy your bike pass before the season starts (without a ski pass). Regular price is $129 I beleive. So $40 per ride doesn't seem like a bad price, but would you offer season passes, and at what price?
     
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    I live in Manhattan Beach. 50 miles and $40, count me in.
     
  33. fred.r

    fred.r Dwangus Bogans

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    Yes, yes I would. I already drive to 400+ each way for $33 lift tickets every summer. I'd make thousands of weekend trips @ 50miles for $40. That's $40thousands of dollars!!!!!!!:imstupid:
     
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    I drive 5+ hours currently to go to Mammoth so hells yeah I'd drive up to big bear, Snow Summit etc to ride.
     
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    5 hours to whiteface one way...hell yes i would.
     
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    I drive 507 miles each way to Whistler ever year.... It ends up being about 33 bucks a day for lift tickets. But I would pay more if I had to.
     
  37. muddy beast

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    the answer is simple, yes.
     
  38. sittingduck

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    Actually, I have lift access biking about that far away... for less money... but the place pretty much blows. I've been there ONCE.
    So, I think a lot will depend on the QUALITY of the trails.
     
  39. Mr. Furious

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    It's 83 miles from my place to Whistler.
    We go every weekend - weather permitting of course.
     
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    So, how long before we have this new park?????