The infamous bike park is set to open with a few changes to keep guests safe. Katie Lozancich photo.
Our friends in Canada can finally breathe a sigh of relief because the Whistler Bike Park has announced an opening date: Monday, June 29th. That’s right, Whismas is back. British Columbia has made significant progress toward Phase 3 of the BC restart plan, meaning that the bike park can reopen with a limited operating plan. Lucky for us, mountain biking is an activity that’s pretty conducive to social distancing, however, concern still remains for high-density areas like the base area, dining establishments, and hotel lobbies.
In efforts to keep guests safe, social distancing protocols will be implemented all throughout the resort, face-coverings are encouraged, surfaces will be continually disinfected, and cashless transactions are recommended. It certainly won’t feel like a normal summer—especially with Crankworx postponed—but at least the bike park will provide the public with another space to enjoy the outdoors.
Unfortunately, with the borders still closed between the U.S. and Canada, it’s looking like Whistler road trips will have to wait. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for the fall.
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