Launch Bike Park @ Spring Mountain is a two-time Top Five winner in the MTBparks.com Riders' Choice Best Bike Parks Awards for the Mid-Atlantic / Southeast region. “After much careful consideration, Spring Mountain has decided we will not continue to operate Launch Bike Park. This decision was difficult and we sincerely appreciate our amazing, talented & hard working crew and every rider who visited Launch over the past 5 years.” -Launch Bike Park / Spring Mountain Staff LAUNCH BIKE PARK IS CLOSED. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL STORY.
ABOUT LAUNCH BIKE PARK
Launch Bike Park opened in 2010, offering another alternative to lift accessed downhill and freeride mountain biking in the region. The closest lift-served bike park to Philadelphia, Launch was run by a local and dedicated group of volunteers on Spring Mountain property with the landowners’ blessing. Launch came to be thanks to Chad Everitt, a local graphic designer and illustrator, and his brother Rob. The two used to push bikes up the ski slopes at Spring Mountain just to ride back down prior to building the park.
The bike park boasted 11 skillfully crafted trails that challenged riders of all levels. The trails featured roots, rocks, rock drops, bridges, berms, bridge drops, jumps, gaps and a dedicated jump line. At the base, riders experienced a laid-back, friendly atmosphere where people from all over came socialize, get tips, and swap stories.
Spring Mountain Resort continues to offer a wide range of adventure activities including zip line canopy tours, a rock climbing tower, and the Perkiomen Trail. This 19 mile multi-use trail runs right past Spring Mountain for those who wish to partake in a scenic and relaxing bike ride. Plus there are cross country trails on Spring Mountain, so bring the whole family. To learn more about Spring Mountain visit www.springmountainadventures.com.
Getting to Launch Bike Park
Launch Bike Park was located at the Spring Mountain Ski Area, in beautiful Spring Mount, Pennsylvania and is less than an hour's drive north of Philadelphia.
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Launch Bike Park is Pennsylvania's oldest mountain bike park with a wide variety of fun and flowy trails for riders of all abilities. There are fun and flowy trails for beginners. Bermed trails with small to medium-sized stunts for intermediates. And advanced freeride and downhill trails that will challenge even the most experienced riders.
The park's expert downhill trails feature advanced technical terrain, including rocks, roots, natural and man-made drops, ladder bridges, berms, jumps, gaps and stunts.
Launch's trails have a variety and a unique flavor with various options to keep every rider entertained!
MTBparks.com Ambassadors Sabrina Norton and Henning "Ples" Plesner are traveling around this summer checking out lift-served mountain bike parks across North America. The team's first road trip of the summer sent them east and includes stops at Launch Bike Park, Blue Mountain Bike Park, Mountain Creek Bike Park, Highland Bike Park, Attitash Bike Park, Plattekill Bike Park and Seven Springs Bike Park.
“After much careful consideration, Spring Mountain has decided we will not continue to operate Launch Bike Park. This decision was difficult and we sincerely appreciate our amazing, talented & hard working crew and every rider who visited Launch over the past 5 years,” reads the Facebook post.