Photo Report: Opening Weekend at Granby Ranch in Colorado

Jun 4, 2019
by SENDStrategy  

When a bike park opens in a mountain bike community, the stoke is real. This was the case on the opening weekend of Granby Ranch Bike Park last weekend, June 1 and 2, in Granby, where mountain bikers showed up and sent it to honor and open the 2019 bike park season in Colorado.

A mix of locals, Front Rangers and riders from other Colorado mountain communities, whose parks are still hibernating under a blanket of snow, came to ride the Quick Draw Express lift and shred Granby Ranch’s bike park trails.

Riders who came to smash laps had to get up to speed quickly as Granby Ranch’s expert park terrain is some of the roughest in the state. Everyone kept it safe, but a few tires and rims were sacrificed in the process. To say the terrain is ‘inspiring,’ does it justice. A top local masters downhill racer and coach came away from opening weekend with this sentiment. “I think we are going to buy passes this year,” he said. “I wanna ride more here just to stay uncomfortable.” Despite any level of discomfort, smiles came easy on opening weekend, as you can see here.

Jacob, right, was waiting in line before the front doors opened. The stoke is real.

Load 'em up.

Despite Colorado's wonderful winter, Granby Ranch had all but one trail running on opening weekend.

Colorado provides the sunshine and the riders provide the smiles, especially when the lifts are spinning.

There was even some dust in the air.

Hitting the long and skinny table in the base area. The Rad riders were taking it deep.


Paul Cherry lives in Golden, CO, but his heart is all Philly.

Give 'em the horns.


Mat Kelly

Give 'em the horns, x2. Sammy was sending it all weekend.

It wasn't all just 20yr old dudes getting rad. Granby Ranch has some of the best lift served XC (downcountry?) in Colorado, perfect for the kiddos.

Mason begs to differ...he was getting rad. His favorite trails are Tumbler and Drifter, which are no joke.

Carson, the little dude, was getting rad with his mom, Sara. Heading up for lap two.

What a weekend and what a start to the season in Colorado. Granby Ranch hopes you'll come see them this summer. Game on in the bike park from Wednesday to Sunday (closed: Monday & Tuesday) through mid-September.

Granby Ranch mountain biking trails


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 I was out there Saturday. Granby definitely keeps you on your toes! Lots of loose, sandy chunk.
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 REVOLUTION ENDURO round 1 will be there this weekend! Come on out and heckle our 270 racers!

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