Granby Ranch Bike Park Opens this Weekend

May 30, 2019
by SENDStrategy  
Rough and Raw DH at Granby Ranch Bike Park

PRESS RELEASE: Granby Ranch Bike Park

While most of Colorado’s bike parks are still buried under a deep blanket of snow, Granby Ranch Bike Park opens this Friday, May 31, with 95% of our terrain ready to ride.

While our rough and raw expert DH classics—Strangler, Cougar, Drifter, and Bucknasty—will all be running on opening weekend, families should note that IMBA’s Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day, spring edition, is in June. In celebration, we will offer free junior bike park passes ($27 value) with the purchase of a standard adult single-day ticket or the single-day two-bump ‘Down-Country’ day pass on both Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2.

Overlooking the Granby Ranch base area from the expert trails intersection.
Three quarters of the Granby Ranch Bike Park trail crew.
The berms are fresh and the dirt is primo.
These guys. Breaking their backs, so that you can bust the berms and send their jumps. Mike Wiechmann, Jason Cox and Elliot Leslie make up three-quarters of the Granby Ranch Bike Park trail crew. Say 'thanks' if you see them.

Granby Ranch Bike Park (formerly known as Solvista Bike Park) is located on US 40, just 20-minutes north of Winter Park and Fraser, CO, and conveniently 1.75hrs from downtown Denver. The bike park offers 18 gravity-specific trails, split roughly 50/50 between beginner/intermediate and advanced terrain. Unlike many other bike parks, Granby Ranch maintains 45-miles of additional purpose-built private cross-country trails, which can be accessed using the bike park’s Quickdraw Quad lift.

2019 Ticket pricing is set at $39/$27 for standard adult/junior tickets, which are discounted for advance online purchase to $35/$25, respectively. The ‘Down-Country’ day-pass offers riders two lift-rides for just $20—ticket window purchase only—and designed to give cross-country and new riders a little extra help accessing Granby Ranch’s 45-miles of cross-country riding. Granby Ranch calls it, ‘XC without all the effort’. For the core DH crowd, Granby Ranch Bike Park offers 2019 season passes for $199/$139 (adult/junior) and a special $85 season pass for all Colorado NICA (National Interscholastic Cycling Association) athletes.

High School Mountain Bike Racing at Granby Ranch.
Granby Ranch hosts the Colorado High School MTB League North division's Granby Ranch Round Up race in September.

Don’t rent—Demo. Whether you’re in the market for a new ride or visiting from out of town, don’t be afraid to demo a bike. Granby Ranch does not have a rental fleet, rather, the Granby Ranch Bike Shop maintains a contemporary and competitively priced high-end demo fleet.

Intense M16- stock photo pc. Intense Cycles
Downhillers can throw a leg over the best-of-the-best—an Intense M16C, which is the pre-cursor to 2018 World Cup Champion Aaron Gwin’s new 29-inch World Cup sled.

Those looking for a smaller, more manageable, bike might check out Transition Bicycle Company’s Patrol Carbon, a trendsetting and category-blurring bike with cutting-edge Speed Balanced Geometry (SBG). This bike is at home in the bike park or on Granby Ranch’s XC trails. Granby Ranch has kids demo rigs, too, offering the best kids bike on the market: Transition’s 24-inch wheeled Ripcord. Remember, good equipment makes any new mountain biker’s day better.

Transition Carbon Patrol NX- stock photo pc. Transition Bicycle Company.
Transition Ripcord-stock photo pc. Transition Bicycle Company.
Transition's Patrol will make any rider's first bike park or mountain bike experience better; same goes for the groms if they throw a leg over a Ripcord.

E-biking: It’s legal here. Whether you have your own E-bike and are looking for somewhere (legal) to ride it, or you’re curious and want first-hand experience, Granby Ranch is your E-bike destination. New for 2019 Granby Ranch offers a fleet of trail-worthy full-suspension and hardtail E-bikes from Kona Bikes for rent.

Kona Remote CTRL-stock image pc. Kona Bicycles
New for 2019 Granby Ranch offers a fleet of trail-worthy full-suspension and hardtail E-bikes from Kona Bikes for rent.

The private Granby Ranch cross-country trail system is open to E-bikes, including rider owned rigs, so you can ride your E-bike without risk of a ticket or hassle from the US Forest Service. Note: E-bikes are currently banned from all non-motorized and single-track trails in the Winter Park/Fraser/Granby/Sulphur Districts by the Colorado State Forest Service.

Fort Bill in the Grill—come watch World Cup Mountain Bike race coverage. Throughout the 2019 bike park season, Granby Ranch will show coverage of the 2019 Mountain Bike World Cup, World Championships and select events from Crankworx-Whistler in the Granby Ranch Grill and 8350 Bar. Food and drink specials will be offered in conjunction with each event. Plus, if you show up to our ticket window after each race knowing both the men’s and women’s elite race winners, you’ll receive a $5 discount on your day-pass to the bike park.

For more information visit: For questions contact: or 1.888.850.4615

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 Great job being open early! Poor job raising your prices yet again for a daily ticket - shoulda' just went for $40/day why not?
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 Yo pz3z... Granby Ranch is trying hard and they've got to keep the lights on! Here are some examples: If you buy a ticket in advance online, it's discounted to $35. They're supporting the next generation of shredders with an $85 Season Pass for NICA athletes—who else is doing this!!! And they'll be running specials all summer, so keep your eyes peeled. For instance... walk up to the window this Sunday and tell them the men's and women's elite winners at Ft. Bill and you'll get $5 off the walk up price!
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 @SENDStrategy: I get it, thanks for the discounts knowledge... I just remember when the place charged $26/ day not that long ago. And it just turns into a $100 day for me and the lady to come from Denver to do some rather short laps.

I appreciate the support your guys do for racers and stuff - just bitching 'cause my $$ ain't worth shit anymore...Carry on ... stoked you're opening!
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 @pz3z: We're stoked too—and we'll keep trying hard to make it worth your hard earned cash. Hope to see you there at some point!

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