With just 3 weeks to go before opening day in the Sun Peaks Bike Park, we headed up the mountain to check on our trail crew and see how the trails are shaping up.
“Really good, we’re two weeks ahead of schedule on the lower half of the mountain.” Explained trail boss Kevin. As for which trails will be open for opening day, “It’s still three weeks away, but it’s looking promising for a good opening weekend, hopefully the warm weather continues to cooperate with us.” Anxious to ask Kevin about our investment in the Bike Park and what to expect this summer, “It’s awesome! It’ll be good to see the machines at work soon, there’s a lot I want to get done.”
Preliminary work has been focused on the lower mountain including trails like Root Dog, Biker Cross, and Steam Shovel, however today we caught up with the boys on Insanity One. The entire line below 4 Road is getting a rework and the trail looks amazing! The infamous ‘Twisted Sister’ feature will still remain open, but the newer ‘racer style’ route around was getting some love today, and will see some machine work in the coming weeks.
Kevin, The Trail Boss
Trail crew hard at work with the saws on Insanity One
Insanity One is one of the trails that will see significant machine time this spring and into the riding season. We’ll also have machines on Smooth Smoothie and Home Run doing significant work, as well as various other locations within the park as needed.
Devin on Insanity
With the Canada Cup coming to Sun Peaks on July 6th and 7th significant work has been done to DH, Holy Rollers, and Arm Pump to make the race course more challenging and of course, more fun. The upper section of DH is still covered in snow, but we ventured in below 4 Road and were pleasantly surprised by what we found. Kevin and the team have been hard at work on steeper berms, drops and other features. The trail is going to look great for opening day!
Canada Cup Coordinator Devin Knopf on DH
Next up on the race course was Holy Rollers. The crew heard last summer’s BC Cup racers loud and clear, and have made this section more technical with some tighter turns and drops. We headed below the creek crossing for a closer look and had a blast scrubbing the new lines on our Enduro bikes.
Getting the enduro bike out on Holy Rollers
After heading down Holy Rollers, the trail crew had directed us towards Arm Pump. Once again, we were met with great trail conditions. Race day is going to be more exciting than ever and we can’t wait to zip on the number plate and hear those beeps.
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Arm Pump is looking ready for race day, are you?
Two weeks from now we’ll be bringing you another trail update featuring the rest of the park, including the progress on re-opening Sugar and Sweet One as the bug kill carnage continues to be cleaned up. Summer 2013 is going to see the most significant investment in the Bike Park in over 5 years. It’s going to be a stellar season up here and we can’t wait to see you on the trails! Sun Peaks Bike Park Page