The Rock Bike Park is a two-time First Place winner in the MTBparks.com Riders' Choice Best Bike Parks Awards for the Midwest Region.
The Midwest isn’t known for its towering mountain peaks, so in order to build a lift-served, downhill destination behind the Cheddar Curtain, The Rock Sports Complex wound its ribbon of singletrack down a reclaimed landfill—but don’t let that put you off. These trails offer undulating, sustained descents uncommon in this slice of the States.
WHAT TO EXPECT RIDING AT THE ROCK BIKE PARK
The Rock Bike Park has something for everyone from the never-ever to the hardcore downhill rider. With a progressive skills park, riders can master the bike handling skills required to attack the gravity park. For those looking earn their turns, The Rock also offers a no-lift access pass. The gravity park offers up green jump lines to double black-diamond rated flow trails and a wealth of trail feature options.
BEYOND THE BIKE PARK
From The Rock Bike Park riders can access the Alpha trail which is a public use single track trail that loops out though Whitnall Park and bak to The Rock. Many riders will head out on this trail to change up the ride and get even more riding variety in their day.
WHAT'S NEW AT THE ROCK BIKE PARK
Last Year The Rock Bike Park introduced its newest component: a skills park. The park's vision was to create an area for newbies to learn the fundamentals and experienced riders to work on their technique. The skills park has multiple lines that incorporate bermed turns, beginner flow trails, balance features and more, allowing riders to progressive and build skills.
2015 THE ROCK BIKE PARK EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
This year, the Rock Bike Park 's BMX track will again host a State Qualifier race on June 7. This is the perfect opportunity to see some of the best BMX racers in the state show off their talent and really get to know the sport of BMX racing. We will also continue to host a weekly Wednesday night cross-country races series starting June 3.
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The Rock Bike Park has trails ranging from beginner to intermediate to expert. The trails are mostly smooth and flowy with fun features for all level of riders. The park also has an expert downhill race track on the slope with 250 feet of elevation that has been designed with rock drops, rock gardens and jumps, mimicking the downhill courses on the World Cup circuit although on a MUCH SHORTER track. There is enough trail to keep riders entertained, but if you're looking for the gnar, The Rock may not be your first choice.
FRANKLIN, WI – Mike Zimmerman is a business man. He's made millions through starting, growing and selling health-care consulting firms. He knows how to make a buck and learned the value of crunching numbers early on. At just 17, he took a junior consultant role with his father's company, traveling to hospitals, performing accounting audits and figuring how to make them more profitable. He's doubled his own investments many times over.
FRANKLIN, WI – The Rock Sports Complex announced today via its Facebook page that it will no longer offer lift served downhill mountain biking. The sports complex wrote, "The current business model doesn't support itself, nor does it offer the surrounding MTB community an option that best reflects the type of ridership in the Metro Milwaukee area."
FRANKLIN, WI – The Rock 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.