WINDHAM, NY – The most recent US venue to host a mountain bike World Cup, Windham Mountain Bike Park opens for summer operations on Saturday, May 27. Lifts will be running on Saturdays and Sundays through June 30, with the additions of Monday, Thursday and Friday on July 1.
KILLINGTON, VT – The “Beast of the East” opens for the season on May 27. Snowshed and Ramshead lifts will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, through June 11. Killington Mountain Bike Park will also offer a bonus day on Memorial Day, Monday, May 19. Regular Season hours will begin on June 17, with the Snowshed lift and the K1 Gondola running daily.
KELLOGG, ID – Silver Mountain Bike Park, recently rider-voted Best in the Northwest for the third consecutive year, opens for the summer this Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thanks to remaining snow from a generous winter season, Silver will load bikes along with skis and snowboards on North America's longet gondola simulatenously.
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.