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    Bryce Resort- New Mountain Bike Park

    Bryce Resort to Open Mountain Bike Park | Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition

    I think we all can agree; this is wonderful news!

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    Yes yes yes yes yes. DH just 2 hours away = my life made. It's being built by the same trail builders who built Whistler. Even tho it's a small mountain, there's no possible way it will suck.

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    I am pumped.

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    I am too... but then again, biased.

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    This is awesome! only 45 minutes from harrisonburg! Will any trails open this summer?

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    Yep, we hope to have the first 3 open by mid June.

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    very cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryceMtn View Post
    Yep, we hope to have the first 3 open by mid June.
    Is it known if the bike park will be open and lifts running during the weekdays?

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    Hi JT,

    yes the direction right now will be 7 days/wk from June opening until Labor day wkend, then going to weekends from Sept until end of Oct. We have not established rates yet as they will depend on number of trails, completion, etc but they will be below $30 for a lift ticket and we'll have a variety of passes as well. We think that on most days hours will be around 12-6 or so with 12-8 on Friday/Sat but again these are moving targets!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryceMtn View Post
    Hi JT,

    yes the direction right now will be 7 days/wk from June opening until Labor day wkend, then going to weekends from Sept until end of Oct. We have not established rates yet as they will depend on number of trails, completion, etc but they will be below $30 for a lift ticket and we'll have a variety of passes as well. We think that on most days hours will be around 12-6 or so with 12-8 on Friday/Sat but again these are moving targets!

    I foresee a few ahem, ahem, "sick" days in my future!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Ha View Post
    I foresee a few ahem, ahem, "sick" days in my future!
    ha! Why the heck do you think we choose these industries! Whistler Canada, in the early 90's the 30cm (1ft) rule was an actual valid excuse to close the doors. If it snowed a foot overnight we would spend the day on the slopes instead of working. Not the most guest oriented program but back then it worked...

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Ha View Post
    I foresee a few ahem, ahem, "sick" days in my future!
    Exactly the reason why I asked the question. can't wait!

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    Hi again,

    I've received quite a few PM's thanks for that! Unfortunately I can't answer them yet as I have not hit the 10 post minimum but I will once I do. In the meantime to answer a few questions...

    Yes I'm with Bryce Mtn
    We're really anxious to get cracking, in fact we're waiting on the first demo of the bike rack for the chairlift being custom built for us.
    Design by Gravity Logic out of Whistler, many of the features in the woods will be left up throughout the year but the features which will be on the ski slopes will have steel bases bolted into concrete foundations for easy removal to allow for snowmaking in the winter. These features will be designed by us/GL but built through a professional company. We may be looking for trail crew to help with build but do not know yet. We expect to be able to have most work done with a combination of our crew, GL project mgr and a couple of people who have helped build trails locally and in Northern VA. That being said, if you would like to, please PM me your contact info and I can reach out to you once we have more direction.

    thanks!

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    How far is Bryce Mt from York,PA?

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    Super excited to see more Downhill options.

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    Is this project all DH stuff ? Curious if there will be any XC type trails connecting to GWNF. I live 20 minutes from Bryce.lol

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    Bird,

    currently it will be all gravity. we don't own the land adjacent to the hill but as you know there is a ton of great XC riding around here. We will be working on trail maps eventually though so that people will know where else there is to ride.

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    four hours from me, but no doubt ill go there as much as possible.

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    Hi all,

    Just an update, with all the recent snow we had stayed open for skiing and have not yet started to cut. That will now start within the next couple of weeks. I'm still pushing for a mid-end of June open date with the first 3-4 trails and learning area.

    Demo bikes are being shipped. They will be Trek Session 8's and Slash 8's all sizes available. We haven't yet gotten our body armor or helmet programs. Waiting on a demo of the bike carrier we plan to use, still in engineering, however we have decided on the style which will be a roll on tray that will hold 3 bikes. No metal touching your rims, scratching, lifting, etc. Simply walk behind the lift, roll your bike on and get on the chair behind. Our staff will remove the bikes at the top.

    Hours, we will be pushing for 7 days per week once we open. Mon-Fri 12-8pm, Sat 10-8pm, Sun 10-6pm please know that these could change once we get going.

    Hopefully more news over the next few weeks along with pics of construction. We will also update our FB page pretty regularly once we get going.

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    This is fantastic. I am looking forward to this summer..

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    Awesome! I'm happy to hear that the winter season has been an active one... and that you're carrying the energy into the spring/ summer. I am really looking forward to this summer too!

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    Less winter, more spring. Please and thank you.

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    Weekend update

    Hi folks,

    Just wanted to give a quick update in case you don't follow us on FB (we put quite a few updates there this week). Design has gone very well and we have a week of construction under our collective belts. We have Brad and Tom from 402 Trails/Gravity Logic project managing the crews which include our staff. Gotten a ton done. We've received the first of the rental bikes and I've included a pic of the bike carrier we had built for the lift in Oregon. This is a test unit for us to work the kinks out with but is the design we will be using.

    Pricing is coming along as well. Tip, we will be giving discounts on day tickets to people who belong to organizations such as MORE, IMBA, SVBC, etc.Bryce Resort- New Mountain Bike Park-photo-1.jpg

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    What is your Facebook page? There is more than one Bruce Mountain page

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    ah,

    well there's only one "official" one and here it is!

    https://www.facebook.com/BryceResort

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    Quote Originally Posted by honns View Post
    What is your Facebook page? There is more than one Bruce Mountain page
    Check Shenandoah Bicycle Company for the updates. They get posted on the Bryce Resort page but it doesn't post on our timelines when they do it that way.

    https://www.facebook.com/Shenandoah....ocation=stream

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    Not sure how I missed the original post, but glad to see a resort in VA getting back into bikes again. Will definitely be there on opening day.

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    Awesome stuff. I'll be keeping an eye out.

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    Wow, the pics on facebook are looking sick! This place can't open soon enough.

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    ditto for us as well! I got a chance to ride the top of the blue jump and the beginner run. Brad and Tom from 402 Trails (via Gravity Logic) are doing an incredible job. For thise that want to get their friends into the sport the green trail has an average grade of 4-6%, I barely used my brakes at all. For those that know what they're doing the blue and black runs are looking really promising! Bikes are rolling in and protective gear has started to come in as well for the rental program

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    YES! so stoked on this

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    Update? Any word on opening date just yet guys? Just checking in.

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    Hey sorry about that we've been updating via FB a fair bit. Build is going incredibly well. Features on the advanced trails are looking good. We have a few manufactured items being built in Colorado that won't be on site until mid July. That being said I think we're still on track for a mid-late June soft opening. We will be announcing pricing around June 1st. Carriers are being galvanized in Oregon as I type.

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    Awesome. Thanks for the heads up. I've been following pretty closely on FB as well. I really dig the updates and photo's to keep motivated! HA!

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    This is bad, I went Tallboy instead of TBLT because there wasn't any close that I felt needed the travel. Oh man, if only the LTc came in red like the TBc, wife wouldn't notice.
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    Mainly an XC racing/training, lycra wearing sort, but glad to see this will be happening near my future home of Blacksburg!

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    Same here. I'm not crazy enough to DH but it's awesome to see another place for those that do. Anything to maintain or increase mountain biking of any type gets two huge thumbs up from me. Great job Bryce Mountain!!!

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    Can't wait to see some pricing!

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    Hi folks,

    So we've announced pricing, check out website for that. The Slash 8 is a great rental bike for all the trails, including the tighter singletrack. The Session 88, is incredibly stable and a good bit of fun. Trails are coming along nicely and we're still eyeing the 22nd of June for opening (assuming that all signage comes in). Some trails will be updated weekly with new features for the first couple of months. On the advanced trails we have a nicely sized Whale Tail and Step Up that won't be in use until mid July but gives you a reason to come back!

    For those that know what they're looking for, I think you'll be pleased with the terrain, and for those of you who want to get your less experienced friends into the sport this park will be fantastic for progression.

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    Also, if you know of anyone looking for a PT gig, we're looking for a part time mechanic/rental technician, Mon-Wed roughly. Basic repairs for guests, rental fleet, etc. needs to have some experience and be great with guests since the service area is front and center. Person will also be handling rental duties since these will be slower days of the week. Good perks, obviously bike park pass, reduced food and beverage while on shift, golf, zip line, etc. we're about 45 minutes from Harrisonburg and 45min-1hr from Winchester. PM me if interested. thanks!

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    Me and the boys down here in Virginia Beach are getting amped to make the road trip guys. We are all newbies when it comes to lift riding, so the place is looking super attractive from a progression standpoint. We want to have a blast, but arent down to kill ourselves either. Thanks for all the updates and hard work. We'll be ready to shred and will hopefully plan out a nice weekend shortly once you are opened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuch View Post
    Me and the boys down here in Virginia Beach are getting amped to make the road trip guys. We are all newbies when it comes to lift riding, so the place is looking super attractive from a progression standpoint. We want to have a blast, but arent down to kill ourselves either. Thanks for all the updates and hard work. We'll be ready to shred and will hopefully plan out a nice weekend shortly once you are opened.
    You'll definitely enjoy yourselves. I haven't ridden much mountain over the last few years but the Blue Jump trail (Brew Thru), is a blast, you can roll all the jumps easily and then work on your style and start to get air, but you're not penalized with a nasty landing if you can't huck it. The tighter single track trails are simply incredible. We'll be continuing to work on additional features, etc as the season goes to keep people coming back. But so far for the few who have been fortunate enough to ride it a bit, the comments are that from a design and progression standpoint the park is on a level not currently available in the region. And for those hellbent on the dbl diamond stuff, yeah you'll be happy too!

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    Just a quick update for all, We will definitely be opening this Saturday. All 6 trails should be open, obviously some features and additions will completed over the coming weeks/months, but the trails all ride beautifully. We'll be open 7 days/wk from Sat on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryceMtn View Post
    Just a quick update for all, We will definitely be opening this Saturday. All 6 trails should be open, obviously some features and additions will completed over the coming weeks/months, but the trails all ride beautifully. We'll be open 7 days/wk from Sat on!
    Awesome... See ya this weekend!

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    I had such a good time at the park this past weekend! Thank you for all the hard work and great service. I'll surely be back soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Ha View Post
    I had such a good time at the park this past weekend! Thank you for all the hard work and great service. I'll surely be back soon!
    +1 here. let's see some opening day pics! I saw lots of cameras out!

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    Pics!

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    There are some videos and pic popping up on facebook of some great riding. Looks like a blast. Here is one link to something Bryce put out if you havent seen it.

    https://vimeo.com/m/68889517

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    Thanks guys, happy you all enjoyed yourselves. It will continue to be a work in progress all season with some great features, extensions to be added as we go. Here is a link to someone's gallery who took a bunch of pictures.

    Bryce Mountain Biking Opening Day - DaVinci Galleries I Fine Prints & Paintings

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    rode this on saturday...amazing park, the jump trail is too good, going back on wed. for more!

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