GRANBY, CO – Summer is approaching in the high country of Colorado and lifts will be turning this weekend at Bike Granby Ranch, making it the first in the state. The park opens Friday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will operate Wednesday through Sunday.
DULUTH, MN – Spirit Mountain will open for the season Friday, May 26 through Sunday, 28 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with hours from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, May 29. An early season schedule of predominately weekends will continue until June 18. Regular Season will begin on June 24 and run through September 4. The bike park will be open Wednesday through Sunday during the regular season, with half days on Wednesday and Thursday and full days on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
It's that time of year—the snow is melting and chairlifts and shuttles across North America are beginning to load bikes for the summer season. Wondering when your local bike parks are opening or planning an early season road trip? Below is the most complete list of bike park opening dates you can find on the internet.
JACKSON, WY – Now in its 4th year, the Annual 'Best Bike Parks Riders' Choice Awards' continues to be a hallmark of the beginning of our riding season. Once the polls close, we revel in the results of the survey, getting stoked for the season to come.
SLINGER, WI – With the first of its Sunday sessions on May 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wisconsin's Little Switzerland Bike Park is kicking off the 2017 season. Even with limited opening dates throughout the summer, the rider-built and operated park returns as the reigning Best of the Midwest.
CHARLEMONT, MA – Thunder Mountain Bike Park opens for the season on Friday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. The park will be closed for an event on Saturday, May 20, and will reopen on Sunday May 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHISTLER, BC – Somewhere deep in the Whistler valley something has begun to stir. You can feel it in the dirt, hear it in the wind and see it in the forest. It feels like the bike park is awakening. Whistler Mountain Bike Park officially drops the rope on May 19. So, who's got first chair?
ANGEL FIRE, NM – Angel Fire Bike Park opens for the 2017 season this Friday, May 19, and it looks like there's a lot on deck at the rider-voted Best of the Southwest. Hogan Koesis, Angel Fire's bike park director, checked in with the dirt on what's new.
PALMERTON, PA – Blue Mountain Bike Park is kicking off 2017 on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Beginning in June, Blue will open Fridays 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.