Steamboat Bike Park is a two-time Top Five winner in the MTBparks.com Riders' Choice Best Bike Parks Awards for the Rocky Mountain Region.
A new era in mountain biking has been taking shape at the Steamboat Ski Resort and the much anticipated Steamboat Bike Park continues to grow in 2015. The Steamboat Bike Park features downhill and freeride bike terrain and brings a new level of intensity to the mix of popular cross-country trails on the mountain.
Gravity Logic, the world leader in the design of progressive mountain bike trails, has been assisting the Steamboat crew in developing the mountain's freeride trails and helping Steamboat make a radical transition from what riders have ridden in previous years.
Proudly encompassing nearly 2,200 feet of vertical, the park offers numerous trails of varying difficulty and type. From green to black, tech to flow, there is something for everyone.
The trail crew, in conjunction with industry leading designer Gravity Logic, utilized every inch of the natural topography to ensure a thrilling ride that highlights the best of the resort’s natural features including rocks, bridges, rollers, drops, berms, banks and manmade jumps, providing exciting terrain for all ability levels.
WHAT'S NEW AT STEAMBOAT BIKE PARK
In 2014, Steamboat continued its commitment to develop a progressive and diverse trail network, expanded its facilities and retail/rental location, added numerous events and ramped up lesson and coaching programs.
On the trail side, bike park crews opened two new sections of Flying Diamond, Steamboat's premier expert jump trail. A new segment of the Zig Zag cross-country trail saw about 50-percent completion with a planned finish in 2015. Additions to the lower mountain trails system continued along with numerous revamps on Rustler's Ridge, Raw Hide, Tenderfoot and trails within the expansive network of gravity and cross-country trails.
This summer, the freeride momentum continues with work on new trail segments, a redesigned Steamboat Pump Track in Ski Time Square and finishes to the reroute of Zig Zag.
BEYOND THE BIKE PARK
Outside of the Steamboat Bike Park gravity trail system, there is also a large selection of multi-use trails easily accessible with a pedal up from the base or via the gondola to the peak of Thunderhead. Counting all trails within the Steamboat Resort trail system, the mountain offers more 50 miles of trail for the both the gravity focused park rider and the all-mountain rider willing put in a bit of an effort for a lot of reward. Reaching the summit of the mountain to earn your turns is an option that opens up 3,400-foot vertical descents as well as back country access via Mountain View USFS trail 1032.
2015 STEAMBOAT BIKE PARK EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
June 8-13: Bike Town USA Bike Week
June 11: Routt County Riders Sponsorship day ($15 Bike park, proceeds to RCR)
June 13: SSWSC Bike Swap/Bike Fest
July 2: Captain of the Boat Series – kickoff – Gravity Race Series
July 8: Town Challenge @ Mt. Werner
July 16: Captain of the Boat Series – Gravity Race Series
July 18: 11th Annual Kent Erickson Tour de Steamboat
July 30: Captain of the Boat Series – Gravity Race Series
August 12: Town Challenge @ Mt. Werner August 13: Captain of the Boat Series – Gravity Race Series August 15-16: Steamboat Stinger Mtn. bike race & ½ Marathon @ Howelsen Hill August 16-18: USA Pro Challenge - Festival and Overall start August 22-23: Steamboat Enduro-X Mtn. Bike Race Series August 23: STARS bike the boat Charity ride August 27: Captain of the Boat Series - finale August 30: Xterra- Women - off-road Endurance race
September 2: Town Challenge Mountain Bike Race @ Mt. Werner
September 26-27: Fall in to Winter/Quick and Chainless
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It wasn't long ago that Steamboat Springs, CO didn't even allow "big-bikes" on its mountain. However a few years ago all that began to change along with the mountain's attitude towards gravity riding at the resort. In 2011, the Steamboat Resort began a transformation that some said would never happen. Gravity riding at Steamboat! Gravity Logic, the world leader in the design of progressive mountain bike trails, would assist the Steamboat crew in developing its freeride trails. If you haven't been to Steamboat lately, the Steamboat Bike Park is totally new and different from what riders have seen or experienced in the past and definitely worth checking out.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO — At the end of last summer, Whistler-based based Gravity Logic, Inc., unveiled the Flying Diamond trail, a new masterpiece of sculpted soil at Steamboat Bike Park. By the time we were teased with this video, the lifts had stopped spinning, but it's definitely on our 2015 bike-it list.
Steamboat Springs, CO – In the first weekend of the Enduro-X series at Stemboat Resort's Mountain Bike Park, the two-day, five-stage event winner was rightfully dominated by park manager Trevyn Newpher.
Steamboat Springs, CO – The Steamboat Resort introduced its new Steamboat Bike Park to rave reviews in 2012, and have been working hard to end 2013 on the same note. They're doing it right too, working in conjunction with legendary trail developers Gravity Logic, who are the masters behind the terrain parks at Whistler and Winter Park, just to name a few.
Steamboat Springs, CO – Coinciding with the Steamboat Springs Bike Week, the last weekend of racing for the EnduroX Series closed out with three big stages at Steamboat Bike Park. Each stage featured over 2,000 feet of elevation loss per stage with more bermed turns and jumps than you could shake a stick at.
Steamboat Springs, CO — A new era in mountain biking has started to take shape at the Steamboat Ski Resort as the much anticipated Steamboat Bike Park comes to life this summer. The Steamboat Bike Park, featuring downhill, freeriding bike terrain brings new high intensity biking adventure to the mix of cross country mountain fun. The Park is totally new and different from what riders have seen or experienced at Steamboat.
Steamboat Springs, CO — As the last snow melts and the flowers bloom, Steamboat turns from Ski Town, U.S.A.® to Bike Town, USA; and this season is extra special as the resort officially ushers in the Steamboat Bike Park, featuring downhill, freeriding bike terrain designed by industry leaders Gravity Logic. With new high intensity biking adventure added to the mix of casual mountain fun, Steamboat is the place to be this summer.
Steamboat Springs, CO — Downhill mountain bikers eager to ride Steamboat Springs will have to wait until next summer. In the face of a long U.S. Forest Service approval process, the downhill mountain bike park slated to be built on Mount Werner won’t be open until next spring at the earliest, a Steamboat Ski Area spokeswoman said today.