Video: Bryce Bike Park Opens with New Trails

Jun 5, 2020
by Andrew DeVier-Scott  
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PRESS RELEASE: Bryce Bike Park

Bryce Bike Park located in Basye, Virginia became one of the first lift-accessed parks in the United States to open back up this May 16 along with Spider Mountain outside of Austin, Texas. Bryce has been grinding away while waiting out the pandemic this spring. With the governor's recent press conference sending Virginia into its first phase of opening, the park was able to quickly get the word out that it would open May 16. GM, Ryan Locher, laid out a detailed set of guidelines (found here) that all visitors and staff must abide by to ensure the safety of all. Chairs were disinfected each go around the bull wheel, social distancing was enforced in the lift line, and customers were required to book in advance in order to prevent lines at the ticket window.

Even with new restrictions in place, there was never a sense of negativity throughout the day. It was very evident people had been cooped up for a long time and needed some laps at the park to ease the stress that had built over the past few months. The icing on the cake was the perfect conditions thanks to the trail crew and a dose of some heavenly spring weather.

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Gravity Logic returned to Bryce Bike Park once again this spring to help the park expand into new territory. GM, Ryan Locher, has been plotting this expansion for some time now. With the crowd at Bryce steadily growing over the past couple seasons, it was finally time to pull the trigger and give the people what they've been so patiently waiting for. Starting Saturday, June 6 riders will be able to access the backside of the mountain via two new trails. Old Fashioned brings a new style of flow to the mountain while Dark and Stormy introduces a much-needed contrast from the rest of the park. High speed, raw, and off-camber sections are tied together with perfectly crafted berms. Bryce plans to continue the push into the previously untouched side of the mountain for seasons to come. This is only the start.

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 Anyone who rode these today wanna share your 2 cents? Bryce regular here, didn't get a chance to go this weekend. Super stoked for the expansion and the trail they've got planned next.
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 I rode Old Fashion today and it was all about the berm to berm transfer. In surprising good condition considering how new and how much rain they got yesterday. I can't wait to get the lines dialed and for the dirt to really pack in. The dirt walls you are riding are basically sling shots.
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 Glad to see Bryce is getting some love. That place needs stuff that makes having a DH bike there a worthwhile affair though. The hardest trail can be done on a hardtail without issues.
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 What the hell is up with all the slow mo?!!!!!!!
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 So people can keep up... it's no drop video...LOL
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 The videos were in slo-mo except the part with the lifts. Those were actually in real speed. Bryce!
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 Alright just booked a trip there for July, I haven't been there before and now I'm really pumped.
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 Heck ya Andrew! Stoked to see the new trail.
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 I guess I'll hafta check it out
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 Guess I'm going back again this year.
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 Trails are sick!!

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