Stevens Pass Bike Park Opening Day 2011

Oct 6, 2011
by Ride My Domain  
Stevens Pass Bike Park Opening Day 2011. Two days of epic riding with lots of great folks supporting mountain biking in the Pacific Northwest.

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This last weekend was Stevens Pass Bike Park soft opening. Which meant the trails were new and only two trails were open. Well that didn't stop close to 900 riders from showing up and giving their support to the newest bike park in the northwest. Saturday we had a fair amount of rainfall on the mountain which led to some seriously muddy backs. You could tell right away who had been on the mountain riding already and who hadn't. Nonetheless everybody seems super stoked to be a part of the event. The bike park has been in the works for 7 years so it was great for people to finally get out and ride the trails. Next year they will be open full time once the snow melts and have lots of new trails already in the works. Thanks again to everyone who made the trip out and ripped it up!

"It was so good this weekend and so much fun we are going to do it again this weekend Oct 8&9. 10-4pm $20bucks. Thanks to everyone who came up this weekend. We had almost 900 riders over the two days. Shows great support for MTB in the PNW. See you this weekend." Joel Martinez, Operations Manager

Big thanks to Paris Gore for the sweet images of the new park too.

Opening weekend at Stevens Pass Bike Park big thanks to everyone involved and most important everyone who showed up

Opening weekend at Stevens Pass Bike Park big thanks to everyone involved and most important everyone who showed up

Opening weekend at Stevens Pass Bike Park big thanks to everyone involved and most important everyone who showed up

Opening weekend at Stevens Pass Bike Park big thanks to everyone involved and most important everyone who showed up

Opening weekend at Stevens Pass Bike Park big thanks to everyone involved and most important everyone who showed up



33 Comments

  • + 3
 One of the most epic days of my life. Not only do we have our own lift-access bike park, but the FIRST one in Washington! I love Seattle! Now the difficult part: what places to ride on the weekends: I-5 Colonnade? Duthie Hill? Local trails? Stevens Pass? Hmmmm... =D
  • + 0
 its sweet when you have that problem. enjoy!
  • - 1
 except the colonnade is moon sand and cheese graters and boring. duthie is ehhh, local trails are ehh without driving to bellingham. stevens is the best choice hands down
  • + 1
 ... not exactly the first. Crystal Mountain had the lifts open at one time. For about 2 years, around 2002 or so. Just saying. It would be cool to see that mountain follow Stevens Pass and build a park too. They could build a lot of terrain in that bowl.
  • + 1
 duthie or stevens
  • + 0
 duthie every day.
  • + 1
 Snoqualmie Pass was open for MTB back in the 90's but didn't make it cuz of the Forrest Service made it to hard to build trail.
  • + 1
 This is a sweet place man, the pictures are also off the hook. The pictures of the bikes are really sweet I recently got my bike from www.2wheelbikes.com and they run really smooth. By the way Are you guys professional photographers? I would like to check out more of your work if you have it.
  • + 2
 Been waiting for this for 7 years. Was so stoked when they finally opened. Was quite the slop fest on opening day but didn't care as I had just riden up the hill on a chairlift with my bike in Washington.
  • + 1
 f*ck YEAH!!!!!! Going on Sunday. Missed last weekend, was end of the world. This week I get to shred. anyone else going? I don't really have any riding buddies but if there are other loners like me want to meet up and ride hit me up. SO STOKED!!!!!!
  • + 3
 Great write up Justin! what a great weekend!
  • + 0
 Yeah it was awesome to see everybody!
  • + 1
 sweet! a bike park that is in washington! it will be nice to have some other places to ride besides galby n fork and glacier! thanks for all the hard work tup
  • + 1
 Super Stoked to be one of the Many lucky riders in attendence. Huge Congrats to all the park crew for getting the wheels rolling on the Pass!
  • + 1
 this place will be so sweet next summer when theres some more trails and we gots some good weather. super pumped to have this so close to me.
  • + 1
 900? Wow!
So how much elevation does that place have? Only asking because I know nothing of it. Internet dweebs should not hate on me. I do not want to google it. Smile
  • + 1
 900 is anything to really base your marketing off of. Most parks have that much elevation. The thing that matters though... it put a huge freaking smile on your face!
  • + 1
 great question.. I would say 800+ Feet. hard to say though. Joel the park manager was telling me before they opened that he expected 250 the first day. seeing they almost doubled that in one day was really great to see!
  • + 1
 hell yeah! saturday was sooo damn muddy, but it was a blast anyways. big thanks to the Steven's Pass people for providing us with some much-needed lift access
  • + 2
 in the 2nd photo down, does the guy in the white at the front have a square cut out of his headtube???
  • + 1
 Yes he does.Evil Revolt i would think,thats just the way they are.
  • + 1
 its Jerry Knight's Evil Revolt. There is usually a plate there, which he took out
  • + 2
 Right on.... thats almost as good of an idea as wearing all white and riding a bike in the bush
  • + 1
 Evil Revolt w/ internal cable routing. I did nothing to the front of the headtube on the frame. All Revolts have a cutout there...
  • + 1
 Congrats Stevens Pass. Great to see the industry expanding. Hope the wet opening didn't destroy your trails.
  • + 1
 I would definitely be there this weekend if didn't break my collar bone... Sad days.
  • + 1
 Good riding on Sunday. Was a little slippery early, but by midday it got faster.
  • + 1
 looks sweet cant wait till my broken arms heal and ride some stevens pass next year
  • + 1
 too bad I moved away from Seattle...Duthie Hill and now Stevens Pass!!! Can't wait to make a trip back!
  • + 0
 that place looks so siick, its not even funny
  • + 1
 Looks soo sweet!

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