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    Mt. Bachelor DH Bike Park Opening in September 2013

    Can anyone explain how the operation will work in terms of season passes or daily tickets? Will there be season pass options for this short 2013 season? I've searched all over the web and can't find anything about prices....
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    I heard this year there will be a daily pass for about $20. Will be open Fri-Sun.

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    Can we hike up on weekdays and hit the trails? Probably not. But you can do that skiing, so...

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    Kona has a demo day scheduled for Sept 15th. New trails to ride and the new Kona 2014 bikes to demo, now that sounds like a good time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sketchbook View Post
    Can we hike up on weekdays and hit the trails? Probably not. But you can do that skiing, so...
    A climber tail would rock. Might be able to ride up on a service road??
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    Not sure if this means anything, but I'm pretty sure Skibowl doesn't allow aybody to ride the trails unless you've purchased a ticket.

    It would be pretty cool to ride to the top though.
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    Skibowl does not allow anyone to ride the one trail that is worth riding.
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    Oooo! Now that's something I could enjoy on my big travel bike during my upcoming vacation to the Bend area. Any chance that they will be opening Labor Day weekend?

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    Glad to see the stoke about the upcoming Bachelor bike park opening.
    The trail construction is going well and the trails are going to be super fun.
    To answer a few of the questions posted here.
    Opening day: Still TBD but will not be labor day weekend
    Prices and Passes: Same, these have not been set yet but look for a daily ticket and possibly a multi-day option for this fall season.
    Trails open when park is closed: No, the trails will only be open when the park is in operation.
    Ride up access to trails: No, trail access will be with lift ticket only.
    Details will be announced on the MTB website as soon as they are set.
    Have fun out there !

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    Thanks for sharing some insights, eastsiderider! In addition to my original question, it'd be nice to know what to expect in relation to the features of the soon opening trails - specifically Rattelsnake (i.e. will this line hold true to gnarly DH style single track with gap jumps, table tops, step-downs, etc)? Will this be an 8 inch kinda joint ~or~ would 5 inches be sufficient? .....hopefully this last question doesn't stimulate a bunch of replies about Cyclo-cross dudes "sending it" on funner or tiddlywinks and suggesting that travel doesn't matter....just sayin'

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    Glad to see the stoke about the upcoming Bachelor bike park opening.
    The trail construction is going well and the trails are going to be super fun.
    To answer a few of the questions posted here.
    Opening day: Still TBD but will not be labor day weekend
    Prices and Passes: Same, these have not been set yet but look for a daily ticket and possibly a multi-day option for this fall season.
    Trails open when park is closed: No, the trails will only be open when the park is in operation.
    Ride up access to trails: No, trail access will be with lift ticket only.
    Details will be announced on the MTB website as soon as they are set.
    Have fun out there !
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    The trails are a work in progress and we are learning what the terrain and soils will let us build. Rattlesnake is a hand built single track with nice flow and natural terrain. Rideable on anything from an enduro/all mt to your DH sled.

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    Today we hosted a tour for bike shop and other industry folks. Everyone had a great time and got a feel for the trails. It is going to be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastsiderider View Post
    Today we hosted a tour for bike shop and other industry folks. Everyone had a great time and got a feel for the trails. It is going to be good.
    Can you tell Rob from GL to give me a shout, been trying to track that guy down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjMarS View Post
    Will this be an 8 inch kinda joint ~or~ would 5 inches be sufficient? .....hopefully this last question doesn't stimulate a bunch of replies about...
    Usually, 8" makes things easier but if you know what you're doing you can get the job done with 5.
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    Will this be a 'Kona' park? Any idea what sort of rentals will be available?

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    No Bike park was 100% built in one short season. I think it can be groomed into awesomeness NO problem! Too early to judge pretty much anything I feel.
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    I hope that the park will be a success to hopefully encourage timberline park to move along. Any word on an opening date?

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    What a terrible article! Obvious that the author knows nothing about trail construction, and probably didn't have the skills to ride the trails properly. No trail is going to be hero dirt hard pack 2 weeks after its been built. Every bike park related article I've read on that blog has suggested that bringing lift accessed riding to Bend might be bad for the community, without really offering an explanation....a shout out to the incredibly hard working trail crew would've been considerate too. If this lady's on the board for COTA I'm sure she knows trails don't just appear out of thin air. Huge thanks to Gravity Logic and everyone spending their summer busting their ass to get the park open-I will have hi fives and beers waiting for all of you!

    I've heard nothing but good things from those who got to preview the trails, and friends who work at the mountain and have been watching the progress daily. The general concensus is that the soil is better than expected.

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    I'm confused. Was it a commercial or volunteer effort to build the trails?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StreamRider View Post
    I'm confused. Was it a commercial or volunteer effort to build the trails?
    Commercial.

    Trails always take multiple seasons to develop. The dirt will need to compact, receive moisture, and sit under some snow to mature. The character of these trails will develop over time. Never an overnight exercise.
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    Dirt looks good to me considering how virgin it is!


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    Oh wow that looks awesome!

    And honestly I wouldn't care if it was blown out moon dust its DH on Mt Bachelor! that's good enough for me.

    Rattlesnake looks really fun. ( Or whatever that single track in the trees near the end was )
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    That looks really fun! Crashing off trail is going to suck HARD though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktmdirtface View Post
    and honestly i wouldn't care if it was blown out moon dust its dh on mt bachelor! That's good enough for me.
    amen!
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    Led a tour of the trails today and they are all super fun. Dirt is soft but we had a bit of rain this afternoon. the fall operating schedule and details are out at Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort - Bike Park Info & Map
    Opening day Sept 13th. Opening day tickets are to be pre-sold online and will be limited in number. The bike park will operate Fri-Sundays though 10/14. 5 weekends of downhill fun.
    Enjoy

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    The trails got a good soaking today with the rain and hail. Should help out nicely.

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    I hope the other trails have features and jumps, because that one looks boring. Nice looking basic trail though. Thanks to everyone that worked on getting this up and running!

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    Do you really need full face helmet on that? I would like to ride it in 3 weeks but do not own a full face. Can I rent one in Bend?

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    You can wear what you want. A FF will just provide more protection.

    Just don't crash

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    [QUOTE=NW-Rider;10631545]Do you really need full face helmet on that? I would like to ride it in 3 weeks but do not own a full face. Can I rent one in Bend?

    I have a Fox Rampage Carbon that is in pretty good shape I could make a sweet deal on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hookster View Post
    I hope the other trails have features and jumps, because that one looks boring. Nice looking basic trail though. Thanks to everyone that worked on getting this up and running!
    GoPro footage never looks like the real deal, and I am sure the trials are not "DONE" this early in the game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NW-Rider View Post
    Do you really need full face helmet on that? I would like to ride it in 3 weeks but do not own a full face. Can I rent one in Bend?

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    FF helmets have really come down in price. If for some reason you went off the side of these trails, I would really hope to be wearing a full face.
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    Good advice. Some of the spill zones are in Lava and if you did go down a FF would be worth it.

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    Does anyone in Bend rent anything other than XC Bikes? I'm guessing Bend Cyclery is probably his best bet?

    I have a friend that might come at some point from Eugene but he has no bike at the moment.

    I'm going to ride my SB-66 with coil and float 36. I think sunny-side has one of those for demo but its too small for him.

    When is the Kona demo or whatever at bachelor?

    Edit: Oh it seems Opening Day is pre-sale and could sell out, what about the rest of the days? Saturday..etc..and going forward?
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    Hutch's westside has a lot of bikes that would work. I'm pretty sure they have some 650b Intense tracers or something there even.
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    Stay tuned on the Bachelor site for demo info. Pre sale tickets are going to be for Friday Sept 13th. Grand opening on Saturday 14th with regular counter ticket sales planned. Trails are continuing to grow. A 6" enduro bike will be fun on these trails as well as an all mountain set up for downhill, flat pedals, big tires, etc.
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    Trails are riding great after the big rain and hail last Sunday. This is the horseshoe in the skills area near the base on the new Devinci DH demo bikes from Crow's Feet Commons. Nice rides.
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    5 days I cant wait.

    Bike is ready. Got a couple new pads. Back took a dump on me hope ill be able to go

    Will devinchi be demoing? Im 6'6" and have the urge to try a real dh bike..in sasquatch size
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    Yes on Devinchi and I rode one of their XL DH bikes on the trails a few weeks ago. Nice bike !!

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    I'll be there at 10 for opening day on Friday is there anything special going down?

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    Friday should be great with fresh trails and good weather in the forecast. The main grand opening events are on Sat. The trails are getting the final touches and are looking good. We have upgraded the Lava Flow trail to a blue so what we have to offer is intermediate and above. Thanks for planning to come ride.

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    So pumped for Friday got my new steed ready to rock!
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    Looking good. What are the details on that ride ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastsiderider View Post
    Looking good. What are the details on that ride ?
    Yea that. Whats the suspension is that 29?
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    It's ready. the crew killed it today getting the trails tied in. Come on up this weekend and join the fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastsiderider View Post
    Looking good. What are the details on that ride ?
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    Looking at their live cam, opening day seems very under-whelming. Not surprised.
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