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Show Off Your Tricks at Blue Mountain Resort Bike Park

by Mary Melnick

May 25, 2022

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North America

Blue Mountain Resort, located in the Pennsylvania Pocono Mountains, offers plenty of activities for family travel. This past weekend, Blue Mountain Bike Park officially opened for summer. The park offers Pennsylvania’s highest vertical and largest bike park where all mountain bikers, from beginners to experts, can navigate 29 thrilling bike trails.

 

One of the newer courses is Ripple, an intermediate course with berms, rollers and “side hits” that alternate with slightly harder options and jumps. The top half of Ripple is officially open, and the remainder will be completed this summer.

 

Other trails include Upper Empire, rated the most difficult jump trail with its large tabletop jumps and wooden drop. Upper and Lower Empire are the park’s most difficult freeride trails, created with serious bikers in mind. Last year, the park opened The Swartz, a black diamond technical trail with a rocky, loamy singletrack.

 

New riders can take beginner downhill lessons on Thursday and Friday at 1 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m.

 

All riders must wear a bike helmet and any participant under 17 must have a signed permission slip from a parent or guardian. Full suspension bikes are recommended for the park, but you can also rent bikes on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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