Frisco Bike Park Grand Opening

Sep 20, 2011
by Flowline Trail Design  

The crew at Flowline Trail Design, in partnership with the Town of Frisco, Colorado, is proud to announce the Frisco Bike Park Grand Opening this Saturday, September 24th 2011. This project has been a few years in the making, and thanks to the hard work and dedicated efforts of those involved, this dynamic vision has been brought to life. On a site that was recently clear-cut due to pine beetle infestation, a transformation has taken place. That previously disturbed slope has been carefully crafted into a progressive and sustainable bike park facility, catering to any type of rider, beginner or advanced, bmx or mtb.

Frisco Bike Park offers something for everyone. From the top start zone, riders can choose between intermediate and advanced jump trails, or a beginner flow trail. Each of these trails descends into the base area. This lower area features a dedicated dirt jump zone, created with a multitude of line options for all levels of rider. A large pump track is also nestled into the base area, and again, the rider’s creativity here is the only limitation.

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Phase one of the park, which opened on July 4th, featured the upper trails in the park, and has been well received by the local riders. We're stoked to open up the rest on the 24th and finally get riders down in it! Please show Frisco your support this Saturday as we kick things off. The bike park will be free and open to the public all day, with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m., followed by pump track races, jump jams and to cap it all off, some live rock-reggae in the evening. Come on out and bring your friends for a fun-fueled day of riding trails, boosting jumps, enjoying a cold beverage and grooving to some live music.














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94 Comments

  • 27 0
 damn got me exited I thought it was San Francisco haha
  • 2 0
 haha same
  • 1 0
 Yeah I mean they are working on some plans for a park out there but its called McLaren Bike Park mclarenbikepark.org
  • 1 0
 Elliot I was pissed when I saw the mountains in the back, "f*ck thats def not SF" lol
  • 1 0
 no way haha, I just read Frisco and then I was like FUCK haha
  • 1 0
 So, where's the freeride? Is it all dirt jumps and pump tracks? Is there anything suitable for a bike sporting dual crown forks?
  • 6 0
 Its really starting to piss me off how awesome Colorado is. Come on California! Get your act together and start building something like this or Valmont!
  • 12 2
 Its California.... It never will be awesome, You can thank the liberals and the hippies for that one, There taking away all the fun in Mountain Biking and many other things, God damn tree huggers
  • 3 2
 thank you enorbz for saying what desperately needed to be said. lol
  • 16 0
 oh ma dayzz
  • 13 0
 I saw them building this, pretty big features Colorado rocks
  • 17 0
 that park looks un furcking real! I am fully confident to say i would rather have this in my city then my local hill C.O.P , ugh... spread the love up here you ridic trail builders
  • 8 0
 Couldn't agree more. Puts what they build at COP to shame.
  • 6 0
 COP is shit, literally its more like a hill than a mountain
  • 2 0
 FUCK. YES!
  • 6 0
 at least COP is still running. we have nothing but the river valley. and you have moose... stop complaining
  • 2 0
 ^props edmonton has shit all
  • 3 0
 try living in nova scotia, practically nothing here and if you try digging for get about cuz its all rock and shale
  • 1 0
 I have nothing but flat land. The closest bike park is COP which is 3 hours drive. Stop complaining
  • 4 0
 first valmont then this? god i love living in colorado. Now if only my shoulder injury would heal up....
  • 1 0
 MOTHERf*ckER!!!!

I MOVE, AND THEY BUILD THIS IN BLOODY FRISCO?!?!?!??!

GAGH!!!!!
  • 1 0
 AWESOME!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfA_O70KCXA&feature=related

top section into all of this i would assume.
**NOT MY VIDEO

@poozank we do have alot of rocks.
  • 1 0
 straner closest i got is quebec, 15 hour drive
  • 1 0
 Okay, you win. Aren't there at least small mountains and hills in nova scotia?
  • 7 0
 They would never do this in mexifornia, you can't play soccer on those. Nice job Colorado!
  • 4 0
 Shit sounds just like the U.K.
  • 4 0
 OMG! This place looks amazing!! Now I just need to find a way to move from the crappy UK to Colorado! Props to the builders for creating something of such beauty!
  • 5 0
 i if you think i want to ride there, THEN YOU ARE CORRECT.
  • 1 0
 Well guys If I have to describe this area you wouldn't believe it ,just 10 miles from frisco is most gnarly bike park Keystone :-) 20 miles is Vail 60 miles Winter park and Solvista :-). www.youtube.com/user/thechezik?feature=mhee#p/a/u/2/9Pq_P0Wn8ZU
  • 4 0
 45 minutes .... thats how long my drive is to here
  • 10 0
 45 weeks .... thats how long my walk/swim is to here
  • 6 0
 WELL GET MOVING PROPZA.
  • 1 0
 15 min, my travel time from work in the afternoon, by bike.
  • 3 0
 great... another amazing looking bike park i'm never going to be able to visit Frown
  • 4 4
 That place looks sick and anyone living in the area is very lucky. But...

I really disagree that those table tops are safer than a set of doubles.

I would say the main thing is that big jumps require practice and skill. As Yoda said "Do or do not - there is no try."

If you 50/50 a big steep table top, you go OTB and land down in the transition a lot harder than if you just chainringed it and stopped. And if you are mid-air on a big double there is plenty of time to bail - on a tabletop the ground comes up faster.

"Tabletops are safer" is, in my experience, a perception, not a reality. Big jumps are dangerous, tables or doubles, but no-one tries a set of doubles until they are absolutely 100% certain they will make the landing - not so tabletops. Doubles keep the fluff off - you don't get kids that have no idea flat landing from ten feet up on shitty bikes that snap at the headtube.
  • 6 0
 You're absolutely wrong iamamodel. You case it on a big double, you break bones. There's really no getting around it most of the time. If you come up short on a table, you're landing on something flat and it hurts, but you can ride it out. If you're just barely shy of the landing you usually end bouncing off of the flat and landing smooth on the downside anyway. If you're even a couple feet shy on a big double it's going to most likely be a big deal. Think about it, a flat landing from 10 ft high, or landing on a fine point that is angled so that all of the force hits your bottom bracket and stops you completely. Just the obvious mechanics of jumping a bike and forward momentum should let you know which one is worse...
  • 1 0
 yea i agree with archi-magus my city built a park out of all tables and iv cased them many times worst iv done is not much at all iv also frame cased gaps, it hurts.
  • 1 0
 The thing about having table tops is that people are more inclined to do it and hence have fun with their friends. A good example of a tabletop at work is the Crabbapple Hits jumps at Whistler. They are "off the charts" big and had they have been doubles only the pros would be hitting them. However they didn't have raised lips on the downramps like these ones which could pose a problem when casing. Valid arguement though.
  • 1 0
 Casing a ten foot table is one thing - casing a twenty foot table is another. The impact raises exponentially with the speed at impact.

Yes Orsumness, those in the photos do have raised lips - imagine nosing into the the upside of that.

Anyone that chainrings a gap from ten foot high should have bailed. Learning to bail is part of jumping. People think "Its a flat landing, I'll be right" whe instead they would have bailed on a double.
  • 2 0
 Nosing a table with a raised landing isn't any worse than nosing a double. The Crabapple hits jumps are f*cking massive not just ten foot and casing that distance does have a major impact on your ankles. However if they were doubles the consequences of bailing and coming to a stop after 20ish feet of airtime are far worse. In this instance, the tables with the raised landings possibly aren't the best option in the world but are better for the intended riders (beginners right up to advanced riders) than a double which only the advanced riders will do.
  • 1 0
 raised landings are that bad yes they hurt abit more and i have popped my rear tire casing one before( only cuz my rim is F***ed though) but i would still prefer to come on that then a gap
  • 1 0
 personally i think tables are safer, but iamamodel definitely brings up a good point that you dont ride doubles unless you actually know what youre doing. Keeps the kids with $150 wal-mart bikes from ruining parks by not clearing landings, riding when wet, etc.
  • 1 0
 this place is amazing! i ride here atleast once a week and its a fun place to have a chill dj session after riding at the downhill resorts all day. i love living 10 minutes from frisco and 20 minutes from keystone!
  • 1 0
 Unfortunately, i know that'll not happen everywhere. The cities bulldozing down a couple jumps that arent even that big by our place........its a great idea too!
  • 1 0
 YES i got to ride the flow trails on the upper hill this summer and it was sick! cant wait till next time to ride every thing!
  • 3 0
 Another reason why Colorado is so great!
  • 1 0
 This is the most innovative well thought out bike park in the US. Amazing work Flowline Boys. Keep it up and we hope you keep building all around the States!
  • 3 0
 You guys in the US and Canadia have got it so good.
  • 1 0
 Its only a matter of time....Hopefully
  • 1 0
 at first i was like "damn, that's like two hours away from me! that sucks." then i saw all the canadians and brits, and i was like "damn, that's only two hours away? sick!"
  • 1 0
 Question: how is this place having a grand opening? Its been open for like a year...not the bottom section, but the upper sections have been.
  • 1 0
 Its exactly the bike parks I expect to see to further spread across the US.
  • 1 0
 sweet vid.. way away from my house though... i have a bike park at my house... not kidding
  • 1 0
 thats far too cool
  • 2 0
 Fuck this shit, heaven on earth !!
  • 3 0
 lucky b*stards. Frown
  • 2 0
 I'm fucking moving to Frisco.
  • 1 0
 Those track are fuckng insane........ i wish that i was living there!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 2 0
 Sick
  • 1 0
 Why does this have to be a 16hour drive away?
  • 1 0
 only 2 for me. Smile
  • 2 0
 This looks like heaven!
  • 2 0
 Iam officially moving
  • 1 0
 ya, cant wate until opening day!!!
  • 1 0
 Bike park looks so good, can't wait to hit it up when I'm done in CO!
  • 1 0
 damn it i thought they meant san francisco. really nice jumps regardless.
  • 1 0
 Awesome! Makes the Park City, UT bike park look like a pile of crap!
  • 1 0
 that looks like a good time waiting to happen
  • 1 0
 this is gonna be epicccc!
  • 1 0
 this is gonna be epiccc! i cant wait!
  • 1 0
 Good god the whole project looks magnificent!
  • 1 0
 I sense roadtrip in the future
  • 1 0
 HELLS YES!!! KEEP BUILDING THESE EVERYWHERE!!!
  • 1 0
 Sick ! Mega props for all their hard work !
  • 1 0
 about time cali gets love
  • 1 0
 Nothing like this over here! gutted!!
  • 1 0
 So stoked, this is just 15 minutes down the road!!!
  • 1 0
 Looks so amazing well done guys. Enjoy!!
  • 1 0
 video of upper big line www.pinkbike.com/video/218983
  • 1 0
 giggidy
  • 1 2
 Um a little late guys. It has already been snowing on top of Keystone. The bike park looks sick only if opened in June.....
  • 2 1
 The park has been hitting all summer. You blew it on coming out to ride it. This is just the grand opening with a brand new DJ section.
  • 2 1
 Yeah, and I'm pretty sure the snow at the TOP of keystone affects this. It'll be ridable unitl late oct,.
  • 2 0
 ^ Yeah it may be different up here in the northern rockies, but it snows at the base of ski resorts in august and we ride our bike park (snow free) until late october.
  • 1 4
 @Knife-in-the-dark. Well if you use your mind dumbass snow on top of Keystone means snow is coming very soon. Frisco is at a high elevation too.
  • 3 1
 No numbnuts, it doesn't. There is about 2000-2500 ft elevation difference between the 2. And actually, all the snow melted, that was even at that higher elevation. I work in the area, and the 10 day has 60 plus everyday. Try using your head before talking crap. FYI, the first amount of snow that would have closed that area last year was mid nov. If you have more crap to talk Pm me, I only live 5 mins away if you wanna get tough interwebs toughguy.
  • 1 0
 @nick-s; just got an a-load of snow today--over a month of great riding since your stupid comment. Get to the park yet or too scared Knife-in-the-dark is gonna find you there and pummel you? What a dumb-ass.
  • 1 0
 looks so sick!!!
  • 1 0
 stoked!
  • 1 0
 I love my state
  • 1 0
 that looks sick!

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