Bike Park gearing up for summer season

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(Courtesy Photo/Angel Fire Resort)

Angel Fire Bike Park Announces Global Gravity Pass and New “Ready to Ride” Program 

ANGEL FIRE– In preparation for itsMay 12 opening, Angel Fire Bike Park has launched two new passes. Gravity Passes will be offered at a discounted price until April 14.

For the first time this season, Gravity Pass Holders will receive three non-transferable lift tickets for the Crested Butte Evolution Bike Park, which offers both lift served downhill trails and cross country rides that connect to some of the legendary rides in and around Crested Butte, Colorado.  Show your Gravity Pass and receive 25 percent off mid-week lodging at Crested Butte Mountain Resort.

With the Global Gravity Season Pass, Angel Fire Bike Park season pass holders from any bike park in the world will receive 50 percent off a standard day ticket during the 2016 mountain bike season, May 12 to Oct. 16, 2016. Riders must present a valid 2016 season bike park pass from anywhere in the world.

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Ready to Ride Program in the County’s Only Terrain Based Learning Center

For those new to mountain biking, Angel Fire Bike Park is launching the Ready-to-Ride program to help those ages 3 to 103 get more comfortable and confident on a mountain bike. Newbies can get a 2-hour introduction lesson with an instructor, a surface lift ticket, bike and body armor rental equipment for $49. The lessons will take place in the Southwest’s first Terrain Based Learning Center, located at the base of the mountain, and will offer an easy flow trail for the younger kids on a strider bike or more advanced instruction for older children and adults.

“Our goal is to kill any fear about learning to ride a mountain bike,” explains Hogan Koesis, bike park director, Angel Fire Resort.  “Often the experience can seem intimating to someone who has never tried it or had a bad encounter. We’re creating the nation’s first Terrain Based Learning Center that will open in June and will to ease the rider into the sport and help them gain confidence through a small series of steps.”

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Investing in state-of-the-art trail building equipment

Continuing to build on its reputation as one of the largest world-class mountain biking destinations in the country, Angel Fire Bike Park is continuing its efforts to ramp up their trails, by investing in state-of-the-art trail building equipment. Angel Fire is the first bike park in the country to purchase its own sawmill that will enable them to craft better wood features for its trail system. Additionally, the park has purchased new excavating equipment for each trail crew member, which will allow them to design trails at a faster pace and with better drainage efficiency.

The Bike Park is also carving out additional cross-country and green belt trails. Angel Fire will now offer more than 100 miles of cross-country, downhill and road bike trails as it continues to expand for bike riders of all abilities.

Dedicated shuttle

New this season, Angel Fire Bike Park will offer all riders free shuttle transportation, on select days, to the South Boundary Trail (XC from Angel Fire to Taos) and off-mountain trails. The South Boundary Trail is one of New Mexico’s legendary trails in the Carson National Forest. The 20-mile trail offers incredible views of the Sangre de Cristo range as it travels through ridges, valleys and over several peaks with an elevation of just under 10,000 feet. More information about the shuttle transportation schedule can be found at www.angelfirebikepark.com

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(Courtesy Photo/Angel Fire Resort)

Angel fire bike park added to MTB projects 12

Angel Fire Bike Park’s trail system will find a new home on the legendary MTB Projects 12 trail map app.

“Now even those who are just passing through New Mexico will have no choice but to check out our Bike Park on their phone. We’re the biggest trail system in the Rockies so we’re hoping by being added to MTB Projects we will entice some new riders to come our way this season,” Koesis states.

Awarded #1 Bike Park in the Southwest by MTBParks.com, Angel Fire Bike Park is the largest Bike Park in the Rockies with 60 miles of trails. For a list of the full summer schedule, visit www.angelfirebikepark.com.

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