Panorama Bike Park Update #3 - New Jump Line
It has been awhile since our last post, but that’s because we have been super crushing out new and improved trails for you to ride than to sit typing frustratingly at the computer. Here’s a quick recap.Mercy Me – New Jump Line
The crew has been salivating to initiate this project since last fall. One of our most popular runs, Mercy Me, is receiving a major upgrade. 12 new blue jumps are being added after the dirt wall ride.The wall ride before entering the new jump line. Rich and Steph testing the upper line.
Our strategy has been to build a couple of jumps, test them for flow, make the necessary tweaks and move on. As of today we have built 3 new tables and a massive berm. Like Goldie Locks exclaimed as she invaded the home of the 3 bears, “they are just right”.Steph over jump 3 before entering the berm.Owen sends it.
The flavor of this run is decidedly blue in nature allowing progression for all levels of riders. If you have not hit jumps before this will be a great place to cut your teeth.www.trailforks.com
This project is dovetailed with the continued development of our green trail, Let it Ride. The new jump line is being built on a road section that originally belonged to Let it Ride. Once the line is complete we will begin reclaiming a section of Mercy Me to continue the sweetly twisting Let it Ride experience.www.trailforks.com
We are striving to have the jump line ready to go for the weekend of July 26th. This date is now a bit precarious as our supervisor and main architect broke his collar bone as of yesterday. The crew will pick up his gun and march on.Alcatraz
Alcatraz is a major rock feature on Bender. This venerable section needed a little love to improve rideabilty. The green line flows much better and the ailing teeter totter has been replaced with a steep blue roll down.www.trailforks.comThe new green line on AlcatrazThe foundation for the blue roll down. Rich swings his hammer in a precarious place.Just need to finish the catch berm and she’s good to go.Canada Cup
The racers came and went as fast as they descended the track. We made a number of major improvements and additions to the track with you in mind. There is a new route on the Cliffs of Insanity that is reminiscent of A-Line rock. This leads to a sender with a long landing and then over to an area with new gappable rock gardens and senders. Make sure you check it out when you are here next.The new Cliff’s routeRock Garden
A major congrats to Panorama/ Back Door Riding team member, Matt Monod, for his second place at the Canadian National DH Champs at Sun Peaks.Matt Monod charging his way to the podium.
Happy Riding,Pano Trail CrewPanorama Mountain Villagewww.trailforks.com