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Park Safety

Age Policy for Downhill Bike Park

  • - No one, under any exception, under the age of 8 is permitted to ride the course.
  • - Guests ages 8-11 must be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian at all times while utilizing the Downhill Bike Park.
  • - Guest ages 12 and older are not required to have an adult or legal guardian accompany them while in the Downhill Bike Park.
  • - Any person under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present to sign a Downhill Mountain Biking release and liability form.

Clothing

Helmets are mandatory for all riders. The best protection from abrasion requires a properly fitted full-faced helmet, gloves, long pants, long sleeves, shin pads and elbow pads.

Equipment

The Bike Park trails are specifically designed for full suspension mountain bikes. The trails are rocky, bumpy and become much more difficult without high quality suspension. Without full suspension, fatigue becomes a factor much sooner. The steep grades necessitate disc brakes for adequate stopping power. Cantilever brakes will increase fatigue as more effort will be required to maintain control. All riders should ride a properly sized bike and should be able to stand with both feet on the ground without their seat touching them. A bike that is too large or that has a seat in high position can increase chance of injury.

Downhill Terrain

The level of risk increases with the level of difficulty. Black trails often have larger drops and jumps that require skill and experience to navigate through. Seven Springs Bike Park has a filter feature at the top designed to keep riders with insufficient skills off trails that exceed their ability. Younger riders become a hazard to other riders if they are unable to ride a trail or move out of the way. Children should be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Lifts

Bikes are permitted on the Polar Bear Express. Boarding the lift requires significant strength when loading a bike and children may require assistance. Riders have two options when boarding our lift. They can either carry their bike or have the attendant hang it appropriately on the chair behind them, where they can pick the bike up at the top.

Questions

If you have any questions, please let us know and we will put you in contact with our Bike Park Staff.



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