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Thread: New England Bike Park Info
04-06-2008, 10:48 PM #1
New England Bike Park Info
Biking season is almost around the corner and so I was wondering if someone could tell me more about freeride biking options close to Boston.
In the past I have ridden a lot at the Fells (reachable by bike), Lynn Woods (that's where we go most of the time), Wompatuck (occasionally), etc.
However, I miss the human-made features of bike parks. I have heard rumors about Vietnam Trails having such structures -- is this true? Is there anything close to Boston or do I have to go to Highland Mountain Bike Park?
Since we're already on the topic, what's the best choice for riding lift-served in New England from Boston? I've been to Highland and Attitash a few times, but due to the lack of more enthusiastic non-sissy riding partners (i.e., my riding partners love the pedal fests mentioned above) I haven't seen much else.
Last edited by Franz Klammer; 04-06-2008 at 11:07 PM.Ein Berg ohne Absturzgefahr ist nur noch Attrappe. (Reinhold Messner)
04-06-2008, 10:55 PM #2
Sunday River? little bit of a drive, but pretty sick
04-08-2008, 11:46 AM #3
One reply? Is that all?Ein Berg ohne Absturzgefahr ist nur noch Attrappe. (Reinhold Messner)
04-08-2008, 12:32 PM #4
Man you are in the epicenter of united states bike parks.
Diablo (mountain creek)
and at least two others I can't remember at the moment........STRAVA: Enabling dorks everywhere to get trails shut down........ all for the sake of a race on the internet.
04-08-2008, 02:49 PM #5
All the ones I can think of have been listed all ready. maybe try posting on www.bustedspoke.com its a bike forum centered around riding in new england/north east.
04-08-2008, 03:00 PM #6
I seem to remember a ton of stuff being built on trails around the north shore (gloucester etc.) as that's where sinister moved to. Could be wrong, but I'd look into it. If you need to go more northwards, gimme a shout, as I'm probably down, despite my xc rides.
04-08-2008, 03:34 PM #7
04-08-2008, 03:57 PM #8Registered User
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There are a few "pirate parks" around. Some of them are way more fun than hangin' with the park rats at the ski areas. I have heard some pretty good stuff about Highlands though.
04-08-2008, 04:07 PM #9pura vida
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04-09-2008, 07:28 AM #10
Thanks for the replies. I know about the big bike parks, but I had not heard about B & T (where is that?).
Over the last week I have heard conflicting things about Vietnam, but the bad responses might just have come from people who went there, but had no idea about where to find the good stuff.
Anyway, I'm going skiing one last time this weekend ...Ein Berg ohne Absturzgefahr ist nur noch Attrappe. (Reinhold Messner)
04-09-2008, 07:36 AM #11
The riding at Jiminy Peak in the Berkshires is super awesome. Especially with the high-speed six pack running. It's pretty much all the way across the state, but I don't think that it's any further than Attitash or SR.
Isn't Highlands supposed to be all freechucker stunts? I haven't heard much about it recently.
04-09-2008, 09:18 AM #12
04-09-2008, 11:07 AM #13
Any idea when Mountain Creek opens? I'd love to get up there and rent a DH bike"Oh, no pics. To simulate the skiing today, walk out your door, grab a handful of snow, and throw it in your face. Repeat as necessary.
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04-10-2008, 02:59 PM #14Booyaka
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Beginning of May. 5/3 maybe?"The riding never stops" Craig Kelly
04-10-2008, 05:05 PM #15
PS- I'm down for after-work Fells rides this spring & summer. In spite of my poor conditioning and track record of bailing out on rides (and showing up for ones everyone else bailed on), I now live a couple of miles from the place and am home by 4 most days. Word.
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05-09-2010, 07:48 AM #16
I'm bumping up this thread to find out whether people have any updates about
LIFT-SERVED DOWNHILL NEAR PORTLAND, ME.
I will be in Portland, Maine, this summer and I was hoping to spend a few weekends riding lift-served downhill in some of the nearby resorts. Is Sunday River the place to go?Ein Berg ohne Absturzgefahr ist nur noch Attrappe. (Reinhold Messner)
05-09-2010, 11:00 AM #17Mack Master William Large
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05-09-2010, 03:24 PM #18
Yup, Highland or SR, SR for more DH/New England type actual DH riding,
Highland for the more park oriented stuff, they have really expanded from everything i have heard, and the new trail last year, Hellion, and then Happy Hour which is new this year look insanely fun. They also have drops, a slopestyle course, dirt jumps, and a bunch of awesomeness.http://coldsmokechronicles.blogspot.com
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05-09-2010, 07:34 PM #19
05-09-2010, 09:56 PM #20
Can't believe no one has mentioned Bromont? Haven't been in 2 years but from what I hear it's getting pretty damn good.- - - - Skiing is for little fat kids - - - - - -
05-10-2010, 05:14 PM #21
Thanks for all the suggestions. Looks like it will be a great summer!Ein Berg ohne Absturzgefahr ist nur noch Attrappe. (Reinhold Messner)
05-12-2010, 06:51 AM #22“Is there nothing sacred? Have we lost our moral center? It just makes me want to pee on someone.”
05-18-2010, 04:34 PM #23Ein Berg ohne Absturzgefahr ist nur noch Attrappe. (Reinhold Messner)
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