12 Oct 2016

Tom van Steenbergen - This Is Home - BIKE BIG WHITE

Tom van Steenbergen - This Is Home from Ride Shimano on Vimeo.
What an epic project to be apart of. Tom teamed up with our crew out at Bike Big White and we built this all time roaster of a line. (Catch the Big White section in the 2nd half of the edit.) The shear scale and vertical covered in this soon to be named trail is massive.

Cinematography By: Harrison Mendel, Liam Mullany, Rupert Walker
Edited By: Harrison Mendel
Still Photography: Robb Thompson
For the full Shimano-This Is home release click here.

20 Jun 2016

The Ruby Hill Bike Park Pre-Opening

Alpine Bike Parks is pleased to release that the 7 acre Ruby Hill Bike Park is in the final stages of completion.

The Ruby Hill Bike Park and loop trail features a series of terrain features specifically designed to promote a progressive riding and learning experience for novice riders up through expert riders. Alpine's scope of work included building highly specialized trails and riding features, jumps, pump tracks, drop zones, and custom rock features for developing riding skills in the bike park and along the loop trail in a stunning setting in Denver, Colorado. The project has spanned throughout the last year ensuring a trend-setting world class experience.

7 Jun 2016

The Hamilton Ontario Pumptrack

Are pumptracks the future playgounds? The survey at the new Hamilton, Ontario pumptrack says: YES. The response to the Gage Bike Park Pumptrack has been immensely positive and the community that surrounds the park is the reason. The ecstatic community engagement in the beginning stages helped the project get off the ground and in the end dug a little deeper to make it a reality. Its a daunting thing for 3 youths to go to to their city council and ask for a bike park. But in Hamilton's case, this is what sparked the entire project.

3 Dec 2015

Bike Park Maintenance - The Valmont Bike Park

The City of Boulder employ 2 full-time gentlemen and over half a dozen seasonal bike park maintenance employees a year at the Valmont Bike Park. Dustin Zeis and crew know whats up. The crew at VBP dig, maintain, and shred the park! Valmont is a direct representation of the passion that the crew put into preserving their park. There are very few municipal bike park facilities in North America that can say they have a year round maintenance crew like this. The Valmont Bike Park is the precedent bench mark for bike parks, not just for the scale and caliber of features but for the park's maintenance program.

20 Nov 2015

The Ruby Hill Bike Park - Denver Colorado

The Ruby Hill Bike Park will be the largest municipal bike park in North America. Much to the acclaim of setting the industry standard; Valmont Bike Park in neighbouring Boulder, Alpine Bike Parks was the go to bike park contractor for the Ruby Hill project in Denver, Colorado. Alpine has their heads down stacking, packing, and moving earth into what will be an all-around engaging bike park for all users. Alpine ensures overall project fulfillment and a high quality finished product.

In the winter months Ruby Hill Park is a terrain park for skis, snowboards and sleds aplenty. Ruby Hill is the first free winter terrain park in a downtown area in the USA. So it only makes sense for the City of Denver to convert winter operations into summer action sport activities. Hence, The Ruby Hill Bike Park - the park will be dressed up with all the fixings and then some.

9 Nov 2015

The Oskar Blues Reeb Ranch West - Hops & Huckers Blue Groove Invitational

The Oskar Blues Reeb Ranch West Blue Groove Invitational went down on Halloween and it was the perfect occasion to ride in all the lines out at the ranch. From far and wide invites came to shred the new course and had a great time doing it. Its always interesting seeing all levels of riders try out a new spot and its safe to say that the Hops & Huckers course caters to everyone.

5 Nov 2015

The Oskar Blues Reeb Ranch West Build

The Oskar Blues Reeb Ranch West design and build was an awesome project for Alpine Bike Parks. The design process started off with a visit to the site with the ABP crew and Cam McCaul in tow. Over some Dales Pale Ales it became apparent that there was a good amount of elevation to take advantage of and visionary ideas flowed down the hill all the way to the hops in the distance.

Procuring a slopestyle-esque course that incorporated an adjacent roller line was in order, as well as completing the existing flow course that trail boss Troy Mandery maintains down to the picturesque pond that sits out in the low lands of Longmount, Colorado. A few iterations of design sketches later Alpine came up with quite a line that boosts through trees, jackknifes around a curved wall, plunges into a belter of a large left hip and straightens out for two long doubles that round out a rad track that the locals will be amped on for a long time to come. An optional seasonal lake jump is in the works, rolling in from the second to last jump's landing leading to a dock that will have all the daring folks flying.