Sunday, 20 Jun 2021

Minturn Mountain Bike Park now open for first full season — The Know

The Minturn Bike Park began its first full season of operation on Friday, marking a new era of availability for Eagle County dirt jumpers.

The park, which was completed and opened to the public in September, is the first in the county to offer large features in a slopestyle-course like offering.

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Local skier Gavin Goike took to the track immediately, getting out on opening day and airing off the dirt jumps in a similar way he airs off a jump on his skis. The local park and pipe athlete said he’s glad to have the bike park in Minturn to keep his air awareness about him in the summer.

Goike, 14, was joined by kids 10 years younger than him on the park’s pump track, and 20 years older than him in other areas of the park.

The Vail Valley Mountain Trail Alliance identified the need for a dirt jump park which has features that will cater to the skills of mountain bikers of all ages, and broke ground on the park about a year ago.

Read the full story from our partner at vaildaily.com.

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