The Golden Parks Division worked diligently to improve the Golden Bike Park in 2015. Taking advantage of an unseasonably dry March, the Parks Division worked with professional trail designers, Momentum Trail Concepts, with a goal to restore the gravity- fed flow park to its opening day glory and provide new opportunities for riders of all skill levels.
The first step included refreshing the downhill flow trail through the park. Jumps were widened and stabilized, increasing both safety and quality of experience. In some locations smaller jumps were added to provide less experienced riders an equal opportunity to find some air!
The main jump/flow trail has features for every skill level; it starts at the top with only 1 option. As you descend downhill the features get a little bigger and a little more difficult, but every feature or jump has a “rollable option” for someone to bail out if they are not comfortable with it. The trail also splits around the midway point into defined separate trails for beginner, intermediate, and advanced meeting back at the climbing trail to do it all again.
Golden Bike Park, located in Tony Grampsas Park, opened in 2010 and was developed through a partnership between the City of Golden, Colorado Mountain Bike Association (COMBA), International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), and a group of dedicated local volunteers, the Golden Bike Park Group. For more information join the Golden Bike Park Group on Facebook!