A Preview of the 2018 Season at Blue Mountain Bike Park - Video

Feb 27, 2018
by Blue Mountain Bike Park  
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PRESS RELEASE: Blue Mountain Bike Park

Bike Park season is around the corner, which means another summer of squeezing in laps at every opportunity. Blue Mountain Bike Shop employees Chris Wall and Taylor Rowlands make the most of their lunch break to enjoy some time on the trails.


A warm end to February has us already thinking about the upcoming spring and summer seasons. In classic Ontario fashion, Mother Nature will most likely blast us with a couple more stints of winter weather, but our minds are firmly set on the return of bike season to Blue Mountain. Last summer was a busy one around the Bike Park. We hosted the second installment of the East Coast Open Canada Cup Downhill Race, introduced the Canadian National Enduro Series to Ontario, added more days to our season with 7 day/week operations (when it wasn't raining, at least), and extended our trail network with the re-opening of Waterfall and The Wall, and the addition of option lines like Hot Beverage and TBDH.


We're looking to keep the momentum rolling heading into 2018. Once again the Blue Mountain Bike Park will be open 7 days a week from opening weekend to closing day, giving you more than 140 days on the trails to choose from. Canada Cup Downhill racing will not be returning to Ontario this season, but the MEC Canadian National Enduro Series presented by Intense Cycles returns on Sunday, July 8. In addition to this EWS Qualifier event, we'll also see the return of the Tuesday Night Downhill Series and we have plans in the works for our annual Women's Weekend and a follow up to our Inaugural Rider Appreciation Day.

2016 Kids Mountain Biking

One of the things we're most excited about this summer is the addition of Youth pricing tiers for Season Passes and Lift Tickets. We have also finalized the process to carry over our annual Freeride Assessment. This means that any rider over the age of 18 that completed the on-hill Freeride Assessment in 2017 will be able to receive their All-Access sticker at the same time they pick up their Season Pass, simply by viewing and completing a short Freeride Orientation process.

In terms of on-hill development, Trail Crew has spent the winter brainstorming how they can improve our trail network, and are ready to put shovels and rakes to dirt as soon as the snow melts!


2018 Bike Park Season Passes go on sale Friday, March 2, 2018 at the Bike Show Special rate of $269 +HST (Teen/Adult) and $199 +HST (Youth). Prices increase to the Early Bird rate of $309 +HST (Teen/Adult) and $249 +HST (Youth) on Monday, March 5, so don’t miss out! Season Passes will be available online, over the phone at 877-445-0231 and from our booth at the Toronto International Bike Show.


MENTIONS: @bluemtnbikepark



34 Comments

  • + 9
 Hey so what about that second lift?!?! Would be real nice to hot lap the trails way over there without having to ride 1.5k across the top on a bike that pedals like sh_t! Just sayin! Smile
  • + 2
 Hell yeah, when the humidity and heat hits that ride across is like a death March.
  • + 11
 “Freeride orientation?” Is this where they hand you a joint and show you how to send it off a cliffs?
  • + 10
 Solid press release. Can't wait for the season! So soon - yet still so far!
  • + 4
 Downhill Racing is officially dead in Ontario!

I've raced O-cup series and Canada cups in Ontario since the mid-nineties....and now that DH bikes are as amazing as ever, and the trails at Blue have evolved...there isn't even a single f@#k'n official DH race. We haven't had Ontario cups for a few years, and now no more East Coast Open.

The Tuesday night DH race series is great fun/easy racing for locals...not so much for those with M-F jobs or families outside the area.

Why isn't the industry supporting grass roots racing?
  • + 2
 At one point the only way to ride downhill in ontario was to race. With bike parks like Blue there is less of a need. The introduction of enduro is not helping either.
  • + 3
 Tough to justify owning a DH bike unless you live in Collingwood or Ottawa. The new trail bikes are so capable that you can have one bike for single track and the same bike for handful of days DHing.

East Coast open was a bit of shit show. My advice for BMBP would be to have these events in August/September when it's less rainy. Holding the ECO in June was never a good idea.
  • + 2
 Well, I guess the only way to fix your Tuesday night dilemma is to move closer to where the fun is!
  • + 1
 @vinceain: True! I also miss the DH racing at Horseshoe Valley. Tell B-rad I'm coming for his KOMs this summer!
  • + 1
 lets be honest, you have to be kidding yourself to think the venues available in Ontario carried there worth to write off an entire weekend (especially long weekend) to get a total 10 runs down a 1:57 second run through a toboggan hill.

O-cup was fun for its time, but DH in Ontario is a thing of the past, going forward the only thing I see fit would be an enduro series. This way you can get a full day of ridding in on the trail bike you already own. just my 2cents.
  • + 5
 Is that THE @elepizzle ??? #famous
  • + 3
 #PosterBoy
  • + 2
 @bluemtnbikepark: I'll take all attention my shitty riding can get ????
  • + 1
 @bluemtnbikepark: my mom said I was a man tho
  • + 2
 i've met him in person! ????
  • + 3
 +2 on 29er friendly lifts...2.3s fit tight...the 2.6s i have for 2018 will be problems!
  • + 1
 2.6 magic marys??? where do I buy!
  • + 2
 @Leafs1: Spec 29x2.6 Butchers...
  • + 3
 Haha so in less than 30 mins they did Haole and ochute. Nice try blue mountain
  • + 1
 "Extended Lunch" Laps didn't have the same ring to it Wink Midweek with no lift lines it would be doable as long as you don't stop to chat with Trail Crew at the top of Haole/H2O
  • + 1
 @bluemtnbikepark: Challenge accepted.
  • + 3
 Sounds wonderful...now keep er going and open Autobahn and Highway.
  • + 2
 With all this warm weather and showcase practically ride-able is an earlier opening date possible? Smile
  • + 2
 Will there be 3 day pass this year for $120?
  • + 1
 This^
  • + 2
 how about make sure the lifts are 29er friendly?
  • + 4
 +1For 29er friendly lifts. Save those poor lift attendants some back pain...
  • + 2
 @sidewayslider: Save me heart failure when I see my bike moving around in the rack 50ft off the ground.
  • + 2
 Looking forward to the new season. Traverse and Collector here I come!
  • + 1
 When is opening weekend?
  • + 1
 Usually May 24 weekend.
  • + 6
 Friday, May 18 will be Opening Day

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