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    Free Day at Bike Granby Ranch Friday July 26!

    PUTTING THE FREE IN FREERIDE!
    WHEN: Friday, July 26, 12 noon - 6pm
    WHAT: Free biking at the Granby Ranch Bike Park. (Must
    sign a photo release to participate) Stop by the
    ticket counter sign a release and get a free ticket.
    DETAILS: Come check out the new trail “Strawberry Jam” and
    all the recent improvements to the existing trails at
    the Granby Ranch Bike Park. While you have been
    gone we have been renovating the Bike Park!
    Beer specials:
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    $3 Grand Lake White Cap drafts
    Like us on Facebook to check out the pictures and share them with
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    One day only. Not valid with any other promotions specials or offers. Pictures will not
    be sold or available to riders, except on Facebook, and will become the property of
    Bike Granby Ranch for marketing purposes.

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    Checked out Strawberry Jam on Saturday.

    I would say this is a great trail for children or beginner riders. A DH bike is serious overkill, an XC bike would probably be fine. I also rode Patriot for the first time as well, and it is certainly an XC trail.

    Don't trust any of those signs that say you need a DH bike, they are wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonvelocity View Post
    Checked out Strawberry Jam on Saturday.

    I would say this is a great trail for children or beginner riders. A DH bike is serious overkill, an XC bike would probably be fine. I also rode Patriot for the first time as well, and it is certainly an XC trail.

    Don't trust any of those signs that say you need a DH bike, they are wrong.
    Strawberry Jam is a Green and signed as a green also.

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    Free Day at Bike Granby Ranch Friday July 26!

    Will I still die if I come up short on the gap jumps?


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    Quote Originally Posted by hitechredneck View Post
    Will I still die if I come up short on the gap jumps?


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    No sir, all the jumps have been tabled or flat decked, and reshaped and are hitting great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitechredneck View Post
    Will I still die if I come up short on the gap jumps?


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    No, not if you get a little air (but just a little).


    BTW, Yeah Granby Bike Ranch for building new trails!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian View Post
    No, not if you get a little air (but just a little).


    BTW, Yeah Granby Bike Ranch for building new trails!
    I'm one of the builders at Granby and I'm pumped on the way Strawberry Jam turned out. It's super fun for any rider that likes to have a good time on their bike. Nothing wrong with pumping through the trees and never riding a straight line! Come and check er out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian View Post
    No, not if you get a little air (but just a little).


    BTW, Yeah Granby Bike Ranch for building new trails!
    I will not forget that day...jerk.

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    Silky Johnson is my favorite resort trail in the state, so if its half as good as SJ, I'll be stoked! I can't wait to try it!

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    Strawberry Jam

    Looks like the new trail can be ridden on a multitude of different bikes.

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    I've never been to SolVista. Worth heading out on my DH rig? Only been riding WP and Keystone.

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    Thanks to who ever posted this. I came on to look for some other info that same day and saw this post and decided to check it out. There was barely anyone there and after a thunderstorm closed the lifts for 20 min, it was virtually empty. I was riding a xcountry rig and had a lot of fun on silky j. Pretty sweet for free.99

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    Glad you had fun please spread the word.
    I posted this and I am the new Bike Park Manager.
    Thanks
    Jamie

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    Jamie, thanks again for the help you gave us poor midwesterners on Thursday. The kids had a blast.

    For those wondering, Strawberry Jam is a lot of fun on an XC bike, and yes, its good for kids too. My boys (ages 9 and 10) loved it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D-line View Post
    Strawberry Jam is a Green and signed as a green also.
    That is true, but they had up a sign at the time that advised this was a downhill trail. I felt that was a silly sign to have considering how gentle and pedally that side of the mountain is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonvelocity View Post
    That is true, but they had up a sign at the time that advised this was a downhill trail. I felt that was a silly sign to have considering how gentle and pedally that side of the mountain is.
    I would guess that it is there to let peeps know that they should not turn around and go back up. Keeping the flow dedicated downhill (and possibly required by insurance).

    Props to the guys moving dirt up there! Looking forward to checking out the updates this weekend.

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    I also think it is partly for liability reasons... One of the things on the waiver was a bit about how xc bikes aren't designed for DH trails and that they are not liable for bike damages or something like that. I also know they make a differentiation between trails to control which ones people are allowed to ride (or hike) up. The xc trails are all two-way, while the DH trails are one-way downhill only.

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    Hey Jamie:
    What's up with all the leftover logging slash on trails like Sidewinder and Out of Gas? Great trails, but plenty of hike-a-bike around slash last time we rode there. Any idea when or if that stuff will get cleared out?
    Great place to ride. Thanks.

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    Unfortunately the logging may continue for a while.
    We re not going to put effort into cleaning that stuff up until the loggers have finished. I do not have a timeline, but will see what I can find out.
    The logging is being done via the development side of things so it is a different inside entity however the development guy is an avid rider and he will try to help as he really likes to ride those areas as well.
    Cheers,
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