Industry News 8/27/2015

B&Z: MTBParks Pass Celebrates Expanded Bike Park Participation in Second Season—the most comprehensive online guide to North American bike parks—continues a banner second season for the MTBparks Pass, in which more than 30 mountain bike parks across the United States and Canada have joined the program to offer pass holders free lift tickets and a wide range of other deals for one low price. 


To celebrate, the site announced a Fall Ride Special promotion, giving riders access to the growing collection of North America’s Best Bike Parks participating in the 2015 MTBparks Pass program for only $99. 


"As the leaves begin to change and the air turns crisp, riders scramble to squeeze in as many trips to the bike park as possible." said Michelle Good, founder. "Many resorts across the country load bikes on the lifts well into October, so even if you didn't get an MTBparks Pass earlier, there's still plenty of time to take advantage of the pass and get more resort riding in at a great price, before the snow flies." 

photo credit: Angel Fire Bike Park

The MTBparks Pass is a single pass giving members one free day of riding at more than 30 resorts. Additional benefits include unlimited discounts on lift tickets upon subsequent visits at many participating parks as well as deals on bike shop retail and rentals, food and beverage, training and coaching programs, bikes and components, and more. 


Many riders use the pass to ride free on road trips, and recently published guides to riding the east and west respectively. 


"The pass membership supports continued mission to be the very best resource available to help riders plan those trips," said Michelle Good, founder. 


Good is the driving force behind the MTBparks Pass membership program, conceived as a way to support efforts to further develop the rider-driven, a site she started as a labor of love to be a one-stop resource for lift accessed mountain biking. While Good has worked tirelessly to gain the support and participation of the resorts involved in the pass program, the site and the pass itself remain proudly independent, grown through the dedication and passion of a core group of riders. 


"We're extremely grateful to have so many world-class resorts supporting a product that allows us to continue to improve as a rider resource," said Good. "Especially during a time of exponential growth among lift-served bike parks. We have a lot of work to do!" 

photo credit: Q Burke Mountain Bike Path

Beyond the one day of free riding members receive at each resort, additional benefits offered by premier partners include 50 percent off any return visit to Angel Fire Bike Park, NM; Mountain Creek Bike Park, NJ; Snowshoe, WV; Big Sky, MT; Brundage, ID; and Sugarloaf, NB. Other benefits include 21 percent off return visits to Keystone Bike Park, CO; 10 percent of return visits to Plattekill Bike Park, NY; and Whiteface Mountain, NY; and 2-for-1 buddy tickets at Big Sky, MT; and Stevens Pass, WA. 


The MTBparks Pass normally retails for $149, but with the Fall Ride Special, can be purchased at for only $99. The discounted price will automatically be applied to all orders. 


"It's a unique spin on the traditional bike park season pass," said Good. "And it pays for itself in a matter of days, making it the best value in resort mountain biking."

Participating Bike Parks

 Northwest U.S. 

1. Stevens Pass Bike Park, WA 

2. Silver Mountain Bike Park, ID 

3. Brundage, ID

4. Big Sky Resort, MT 

5. Discovery Bike Park, MT 

6. Grand Targhee Bike Park, WY


 Rocky Mountains / Southwest 

7. Steamboat Bike Park, CO

8. Bike Granby Ranch, CO 

9. Bike Snowmass, CO 

10. Keystone Bike Park, CO 

11. Evolution @ Crested Butte, CO 

12. Angel Fire Bike Park, NM

13. Pajarito, NM 

14. Bootleg Canyon, NV


 Midwest U.S. 

15. Spirit Mountain, MN 

16. Boyne Highlands, MI 


 Eastern Canada 

17. Sugarloaf Bike Park, NB 

18. Blue Mountain Bike Park, ON 


 Northeast U.S. 

19. Sunday River Bike Park, ME 

20. Attitash Mountain Resort, NH 

21. Highland Mountain Bike Park, NH

22. Evolution @ Mount Sunapee, NH

23. Q Burke Mountain Bike Park, VT 

24. Killington Mountain Bike Park, VT 

25. Mount Snow Bike Park, VT 

26. Thunder Mountain Bike Park, MA

27. Whiteface Mountain Bike Park, NY 

28. Plattekill Bike Park, NY 


 Mid-Atlantic / Southeast 

29. Mountain Creek Bike Park, NJ

30. Blue Mountain Bike Park, PA 

31. Timberline Four Seasons Resort, WV 

32. Snowshoe Bike Park, WV 

33. Bryce Mountain Bike Park, VA 

34. Bailey Mountain Bike Park, NC 


 *Highland offers rider a recurring free day (or three pack) for members that enroll a guest in the resort's "Find Your Ride" program. 

**Bootleg Canyon offers riders 50 percent off shuttles through the end of 2015.



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