2016 OPERATING HOURS EARLY SEASON (May 7 - June 12)
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. REGULAR SEASON (June 13 - September 5)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday - Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. LATE SEASON (September 10 - October 23)
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closing date of October 23 is tentative, weather permitting. Bryce will continue to stay open on weekends only after this date until snow making can begin.
2016 MTBPARKS PASS PERK
• One FREE lift ticket
2016 TICKET PRICES
Full Day: $35
Four Hour Flex Pass: $30
Bryce Resort Member Day Pass: $25
Bike Assoc. Member (MORE, SVBC): $30
Find Your Bearing Package: $135* *Includes: damage wavier, all day lift ticket, all day bike rental, and 2 hour lesson
2016 SEASON PASS PRICES
Season Pass: $225
Bryce Resort Member Season Pass: $180
Bryce Bike Park Overview
Bryce Bike Park is a Three-Time Top Five winner in the MTBparks.com Riders' Choice Best Bike Parks Awards for the Mid-Atlantic/Southeast.
Bryce partnered with Gravity Logic out of Whistler, BC, 402 Trails and Trek Bicycles in 2013 to bring adrenaline flowing gravity riding to Virginia. The brand-new custom designed bike park features seven lift-accessed trails with features unique to only Bryce Resort and cater to everyone from the beginner to advanced level rider. Check out Bryce Bike Park for FREE this summer with your MTBparks Pass!
What to Expect Riding Bryce Bike Park
Riders of all ages and capabilities can enjoy Bryce Bike Park becasue of a focus on the introduction of downhill mountain biking to all riders. Progression is a cornerstone of Bryce's trailbuilding philosophy, and each trail helps develop foundational skills and building blocks to conquer that next trail you want to shred. Bryce Bike Park offer trails for the very newest riders and trails to test even the most skilled riders.
Every weekend offers riders premium trail riding as well as great opportunities to meet new riders. If you have members of your family who aren't riders, we have them covered as well. Bryce Resort offers great alternatives while you are riding including a Zipline Tour, Summer Tubing Park and even its very own lake with a beach.
What's New at Bryce Bike Park
With the addition of a new amateur downhill trail for the 2014 season, Pickleback, riders have yet again been offered a supreme trail to build on skills gained from shredding Copperhead trail. Pickleback offer riders a variety of advanced features including a rock garden, 30-foot road gap, drops, step-ups, wall rides, table tops and one gnarly gap jump!
This year Bryce Bike Park will be swapping out older features with new features to add a bit of freshness to the park. Adding these new features will not only offer freshness to the park but help keep building rider skill. The park also plan to build some progressive drop features to help build necessary skill and confidence to hit drops safely and effectively. A new Skills Zone is being added to the meadow area of the park providing all ability levels a chance to try different features before attempting them on the big trails up top. This will also provide a place for instructors to teach mountain bikers a wide range of skills to help each rider improve their riding.
The new Bryce Mountain Bike Park also includes a new learning center, teaching beginners proper riding techniques and giving advanced riders a chance to upgrade their style and performance. If you need a little gear to get rolling, a new bike retail and rental shop awaits riders too, featuring Trek bikes and all the pads and gear that you will need for a day on the hill.
2016 EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
Bryce Mtn Race 1, Winter Park Jam |May 8
Bryce Mtn Race 2, Opening Weekend |May 8
Bryce Mtn Race 3, Pickle Bomb |August 28
Bryce Mtn Race 4, Closing Weekend |October 30
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Progression is a cornerstone of Bryce's trailbuilding philosophy, and each trail helps develop foundational skills and building blocks to conquer that next trail you want to shred. Bryce Bike Park offer trails for the very newest riders and trails to test even the most skilled riders.
BASYE, VA – Bryce Bike Park has re-imagined the downhill run Pickleback as its new signature black diamond jump trail. The trail is approximately 90 percent complete and currently open to riders during normal park hours, with completion scheduled by the weekend of November 19 and 20.
BASYE, VA – Bryce Bike Park will wind down 2016 this weekend, operating Saturday, October 22, and Sunday, October 23. While this weekend is the last guaranteed for the park to be open, Bryce says it may continue operating weekends on a case by case basis, weather permitting, as long as possible.
BASYE, VA – Bryce Bike Park returns to the MTBparks Pass program for 2015 with one FREE day of riding. In its second year, the MTBparks Pass gives riders free lift tickets, discounts and deals at some of the Best Bike Parks across North America. With more than 30 resorts and partners offering benefits—and more continually being added—the MTBparks Pass is the best value available in resort destination riding.
BRYCE, VA – Bryce Bike Park opens this Saturday, May 16, for the summer of 2015. This two-time Top 5 winner in the Mid-Atlantic/Southeast region of the MTBparks.com Riders' Choice Awards has fresh trail updates on tap and returns to the MTBparks Pass program with a free day for 2015.
BASYE, VA — With summer and the promise of fresh dirt and new adventures just around the corner, some of last autumn's best rides continue to haunt us. In this 'Fall Finale' edit from Synaptic Visuals, we are reminded of the magic of the changing seasons as Reeves Hankins, Hayden Miller and Andrew DeVier-Scott make the most of their last laps at Bryce Bike Park.
Bryce, VA – After a big push this spring to get things dialed for the 2014 bike season, and a short delay due to ongoing maintenance of its chairlift, the Bryce Bike Park was still able to get an early start on the season when it opened for riders this weekend.
Bryce, VA – The crew at Bryce Bike Park announced today, that due to ongoing maintenance of its chairlift, the Bryce Bike Park will not be open until May 17th, 2014. The Bike Park will open with many expanded features throughout the park.
TRAIL RATINGS for BRYCE on July 2015
NUMBER/TYPE OF DIFFERENT TRAILS: Wide slalom-race style. Some single-track on other side of mountain.
OBSTACLES / FEATURES: It's quite impressive how much wood has been put to use at this park. Anytime they build a ladder drop it has a 20 foot ladder runway, a two foot roll-able drop and then a 20 foot ladder landing. I think the point of this is so that experts can just go little faster, jump a little higher, land further and get the sensation of doing a big drop meanwhile beginners can safely roll or just do a 2 foot drop. On several of the trails there are several small tabletops some of which you can get 3 or so feet of air and some of which are only a bike length long and seem awkwardly small. Not a lot of rocks here but they did round up enough to have a small rock garden. The berms are amazing as well.
AVERAGE TRAIL DIFFICULTY: Easy and safe enough for kids, but made to provide serious speed. That can be said about the whole park.
SLOPE ANGLES: shallow. However they use this very well and you would never guess it. They still have some steep areas and you still can move very fast on the trails. This park has just as many miles of trails as other parks, but it does it with less than half of the acreage. I like this because trails are always close together and if you want to switch you don’t have waste a D-load of time or hike through the friggin pricker bushes.
TRAILWIDTH / SURFACE: smooth/worn and double width. Every inch of this park was deliberately designed and man-made and you can tell. All the berms are huge and at least 4 feet. There must be over 50 of them too. Almost every foot of this park you can pass people with the exception of some single track down hill off to the right side of the mountain. Super good surface. You can really get moving and almost can lay it flat on some of the turns .
LIFT # / STYLE: 1 quick moving quad.
MAINTENANCE CREW: well-maintained at least every week. Trails could not be mapped out better. Trails are also all very clearly marked.
RENTALS : Low end and High end Trek Fuel. I think they have something else there too but I can't remember. KHS maybe?
SHOP: Decent. The basics and some gear for sale.
RESORT: There's a golf course on the resort. And very surprisingly there is a miniature airport right across the creek. The hotel is a three or four star it seems like. There might be a restaurant somewhere else on the resort but we didn't check.
NEAR-BY: none. it's very small village, though filled with lots of upper-class real estate, there's nothing but a general store and a kinda-creepy abandoned campground in which we stayed the night.
SHOWERS CLOSE-BY?: There's a nice hotel next door with a pool we used without asking. However you can opt for the creek right beside the parking lot like a bunch of bums like we did at first.
INTERESTING NOTES: There is only one thing I wish was different here: There is not really any big air throughout the park but at the end on a big table top for which you can never get enough speed. These people are scared to death of lawsuits and it shows. Almost nothing provides more than 2 or 3 feet of air. Apparently, some newbie died here in a “I’m-going-too-fast-and-don’t-know-what-I’m-doing” crash by internal bleeding their first opening month, so I suppose I understand.