Park City’s Trailside Bike Park

Allan I. Fleming

Trailside Park

  • Maximum descent: a hundred and fifty toes
  • Maximum path size: 2,300 toes
  • Environmentally friendly trails: 4
  • Blue trails: 2
  • Black trails: 2
  • Competencies courses: three
  • Pumptracks: 2

The Journey

Trailside Park is, considerably less of a bicycle park and extra of a bicycle playground. Pulling into the parking lot, you’ll really feel like a child all over again. A child stepping onto the wooden chips and seeking up at the tire swing, jungle fitness center, and twisty slide, but in its place, you are viewing an all-inclusive abilities park, a concrete bicycle-friendly skate park, and a almost zero-elevation stream path which is so packed with rollers, it is extra like a stage-to-stage pumptrack.

Of class, there are a pair regular outdated pumptracks way too. And which is not even counting the crown jewel of Trailside: a a hundred and forty-foot-tall hill scribbled with four one of a kind trails that selection from starter stream to natural chunk to soar trails peppered with substantial wood characteristics. Bagging various runs is manufactured simple by a sleek, direct, in excess of-before-you-know-it return path. Which is why Trailside is so particular. You get the climbs in tiny doses. Children and new riders who likely really do not have the patience to go climb for thirty, 60, 90 minutes at a time can get that close to-immediate gratification that would make the climb well worth it, but usually leaves you seeking extra.

The mellowest path is termed The Great Gazoo, and it is a lazy, winding strip of silky filth. It does not get several shredders, so nowhere is it denuded down to bedrock or choked with braking bumps. Any individual can appear and permit gravity get in excess of. Following to it, Bronto Jam is a minor extra sophisticated. There are no gaps or drops, but it is obtained taller, steeper tabletops and a couple wood characteristics. All around the back is Mr. Muchrocks, which feels natural, but in a remarkably curated way. A couple rock gardens, but also berms and a pair short bridges and guy-manufactured rock drops. The maximum-profile path is Bamm Bamm. Which is the place you’ll find most of the wood characteristics, together with kicky lips, non-rollable drops, a shark fin and and a move-on-move-off salad bowl.

It is a place the place time looks to disappear. You’d just go for a couple runs and probably perform on increasing your tabletops, then, four hours later, the streetlights are coming on and mother is contacting you in for evening meal.

Hop on board for a couple chill laps with BIKE’s Satchel Cronk and Justin Olsen during the 2020 Bible of Bicycle Tests, and then just test to persuade us that each individual town does not will need a spot like this. Satchel is on the Yeti SB140, and Justin is using the Santa Cruz Hightower.

Want Additional?

You can see our results from all of the bikes we rode in Park City by checking out the 2020 Bible of Bicycle Tests. And as for the rest of the trails, this lap is just one particular line on a veritable spiderweb of trails. There’s a lot to choose from out there. Have a seem at Utah’s website application.

This short article originally appeared on and was republished with authorization. Cover Image: Margus Riga.

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