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Mountain Bike Capital USA Party in Hideaway Park complements Winter Park’s Crankworx

Reid Armstrong
Sky-Hi News

The Winter Park/Fraser Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its Mountain Bike Capital USA Party in Hideaway Park this weekend in conjunction with Crankworx.

On Saturday, choose from a ‘Get to Know Your Forest’ free guided ride for beginners from 2-3 p.m.; a Snow Mountain Ranch free guided ride for beginner and intermediate riders from 1:45-3 p.m.; or a Doc Susie Guided Ride with a stop at Cozens Ranch for beginners from 2-4 p.m.

The Doc Susie trip will cost $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $3 for students to cover the entry fee to the museum. Ages 6 and under are free. Guests need to sign up for the guided tours at the Visitor Center and will receive more information on where to meet for the rides. Everyone who signs up for a guided ride gets a free T-shirt. 

From 3-7:30 p.m. games and activities will take place in Hideaway Park. A Skate Board demo starts at 3 p.m. followed by the Big Air Mountainboard Show from 3:30-7:30 p.m. with live music by Ohm Tribe at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

A cross between skateboarding and snowboarding, mountainboarding is the newest extreme sport on the scene. Filled with thrills and spills, spins, flips and rail slides are an integral part of this high energy show.

With music pumping, riders climb atop a two-story, roll-in tower and fly onto the course at close to 30 mph and launch off a huge jump right into a 10-foot quarter pipe.

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Sunday is Colorado Day celebration with guided mountain bike tours and an expo at Hideaway Park.

Choose from the ‘Get to Know Your Forest’ free guided rides for beginners from 9-10 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.; a Peak to Peak free guided ride for advanced riders from 9 a.m. to noon; and a free Columbine guided ride for intermediate riders from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Sign up for rides at the Visitors Center or call the chamber at 726-4118).

From 9 a.m. to noon a bike expo includes lessons in bike fitting, ride tips and mechanic tips

Events at Hideaway Park are free.

– Reid Armstrong can be reached at 970-887-3334 ext. 19610 or rarmstrong@skyhidailynews.com.

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