Blue Mountain Announces Trail Enhancements & the Return of the Blue Cup Race

Apr 25, 2018 at 11:06
by Blue Mountain Bike Park  
Paul Reid boosting on Opening Weekend of the 2017 Season

PRESS RELEASE: Blue Mountain Bike Park

We’re less than a month away from the scheduled Opening Day of mountain bike season here at Blue Mountain, and we have some more exciting news to get everyone excited for the trails to open!

Before East Coast Open, before King of the Mountain, and before Tuesday Night Series, there was The Blue Cup! With no Canada Cup or Ontario Downhill Series this summer, we’ve decided to bring back this OG event for the people. There are no points to chase and no excess race fees, just your chance for bragging rights as the fastest racer at Blue Mountain. Join us in kicking off the season on Saturday, June 9 with this fun, jam-format downhill race. More details will be released closer to the event date, but you can find the latest updates on the Facebook event page. If you're looking for more on the event front this summer, we’re also bringing back the MEC Canadian National Enduro Series, Coors Light Tuesday Night Downhill Series, Annual Women’s Ride Weekend and Rider Appreciation Day.

2005 Blue Cup
Things looked a little bit different in the lift line at the 2005 Blue Cup

With Opening Weekend on the horizon, we can reveal a little bit more about what Trail Crew has up their sleeves for this coming summer. Once the snow melts, crew will be out putting their shovels and rakes to work to add two new trails to the Bike Park! The first is the official rebirth of an old favourite. R-Shore was used for last year’s Canadian National Enduro Series race, and it will be returning full time for the 2018 season. This black diamond, singletrack trail will be based around the original trail’s existing footprint, and will feed into the lower section of O-Chute.

R-Shore, rising like a phoenix from the ashes

The second trail on the docket is a new intermediate singletrack trail that will be woven into the tree island between The Ridge and Raisin Run. This new piece of trail will make use of the natural terrain, and also add more options to link together different sections of our trail network.

A few new ways to link together some of your favourite trails

Hopefully all this news has you excited to ride! If you haven’t purchased your Season Pass yet, make sure to pick it up now while the Early Bird rates of $249 (Youth, 8-12) and $309 (Adult/Teen, 13+) are still in effect. Regular prices kick in on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, so don't miss out.


MENTIONS: @bluemtnbikepark



16 Comments

  • 15 1
 More jumps please More jumps please More jumps please More jumps please More jumps please More jumps please
  • 10 2
 Just not the kicky and rutted out like h2o Rolleyes
  • 5 0
 DH race on a weekend...I'll be there! Thanks Blue Mountain for resurrecting this event and keeping DH racing in Ontario alive :-)
  • 6 2
 R-shore is ok nothing great! They need to open up the bottom trails below the collector
  • 4 1
 Stoked for the return of R-Shore.
  • 4 0
 sweet!
  • 3 0
 are they going to bring back the old logride too?
  • 2 0
 I think it may be a little rotten lol
  • 2 0
 @bighit117: doesn't have to be the same log
  • 2 0
 Any news on running a second lift this season to ease line ups during peak hours?
  • 3 0
 Can't wait!
  • 1 0
 More jumps and step downs/drops be nice to see.
  • 2 0
 Awesome news on R-Shore!
  • 2 0
 more skinnies please
  • 2 5
 About time Blue makes new trails and does some updates
  • 11 0
 We’re sure it probably never seems like enough, but you best believe Trail Crew has been busy the last few years!
Minion's Rush, H2O and The Groove/Gulch are all brand new builds since 2014. Shot Glass, O-Chute, Showcase, Haole, Squeeker and Fresh Air have also all seen major changes or updates since that time, and The Wall, Waterfall, TBDH and Hot Beverage were all added last year as rebuilds or realignments of trails that were closed due to the Gravity Logic builds.
With the two trails being added this summer, that makes 16 trails that are new or have been freshened up in the past 5 years. Always wish we could do more, but it's not a bad chunk of work!

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