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Panorama's Bike Park To Focus On Fun. Mountain Bike Park Opens June 27th (29-May-08)

Panorama Mountain Village, BC – Thursday, May 29th, 2008 – With opening day on June 27th quickly approaching

With opening day on June 27th quickly approaching, Panorama’s trail crew is hard at work preparing trails and adding what Panorama’s new Bike Park Manager, Darcy Lehr, calls the “fun factor”.

Lehr is a passionate and knowledgeable rider with close to ten years of experience in biking.  He has competed in a number of world-class events, riding everything from gnarly downhill single track to epic cross-country trails and BMX dirt jumps.  Lehr has been on the race committee of both the Alberta Cycling Association and Cycling B.C., and currently oversees all legal trail building and maintenance in the Columbia Valley as President of the Columbia Valley Cycling Society.  

“I’ve been working at Panorama since 2004 and I’ve watched the Bike Park evolve into one of B.C.’s best” says Lehr.  “The park has so much potential and I’m excited for the opportunity to take it to the next level.  This year, we want to focus on the fun factor of the park, and we plan to start by rebuilding and renovating existing trails throughout the park.  Think new berms, jumps, and features.  There’s lots of ground to cover in a short time, but my trail crew is up for the challenge".

Lehr won’t share all his secrets, but here’s a preview of what to expect…

·         Widening of Rocking Horse

·         New features on Let It Ride

·         Bigger and better berms

·         New dirt jumps

·         Improvements to the flow of Hell’s Bells

If you haven’t checked out Panorama’s Bike Park recently, there’s a smokin’ deal on accommodation for riders.  Upgrade from the back seat of your car for only $59* per person per night.  Basic, budget-oriented accommodation is right at the base of the park and includes breakfast and access to the Panorama Springs Hot Pools.    

Panorama’s Bike Park is open from June 27th to August 31st, from 10:00am to 5:00pm (open until 8:00pm on Saturday’s).  Celebrate the start of the season with the Mad Trapper Downhill Mountain Bike Race on June 29th.  With approximately 240 riders expected, competitors are invited to register online today at www.panoramaresort.com.  

High resolution photographs of the bike park are available upon request.  

 
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