Massanutten Bike Park

This is the place to post - Non ski-related chit chat, G rated

Profanity and Comments STRONGLY Monitored and enforced. (Keep it Clean!)
Post Reply
ski4me
Beginner
Posts: 16
Joined: Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:52 am
Contact:

Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:45 pm

Idk if any of yall mountain bike, but has anyone been to the Massanutten bike park yet? Looks pretty cool from the youtube videos.
User avatar
marzski
Advanced
Posts: 1514
Joined: Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:34 pm
Location: Cary, NC
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 2 times
Contact:

Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:48 pm

ski4me wrote:
Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:45 pm
Idk if any of yall mountain bike, but has anyone been to the Massanutten bike park yet? Looks pretty cool from the youtube videos.
Missed this . . . I spent a day at Mnut in mid-September. It was a special event organized by SheJumps. Was supposed to include a 90-min lesson, but the instructors were having so much run they spent the entire day with us. We had ten women and two very experienced instructors. I was one of the novices. The other women had ridden for while but had never had a formal lesson.

The equipment is pretty good from what I can tell. Rentals include full-face helmet and pads. The hardest part was learning how to get the bike into the holder on the lift.

I only rode the lower mountain greens and blue trails. Certainly more than enough to get a feel for downhill mountain biking. After lunch the more advanced riders went up to the summit. They had a very good time.

Mnut has a long tradition with mountain biking on the backside of the ridge, which is owned by the resort. Those trails were created and maintained in partnership with a local bike shop. Adding lift-served biking, with rentals and lessons was a natural progression.
2019-20 plans: Massanutten in Jan, Cat, Taos, SLC using Ikon, Steamboat, Alta in April
Post Reply