August 08, 2014 (Windham, New York) – A lift serviced mountain bike park is being developed at Windham Mountain Resort for riders of a wide variety of skills, ages, and interests. Windham is the only US stop of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup and intends to build on the momentum generated from hosting three World Cup events, including its 4th World Cup Event this weekend (Aug. 7-10).
The Mountain Bike Park will feature flow style trails accessible from “A Lift,” a detachable quad serving the peak of Windham Mountain. New intermediate level terrain will complement the existing UCI World Cup and Race The World trails. The bike park will also include a pump track, rentals, lessons, guided tours, retail and food and beverage.
Windham has partnered with Gravity Logic, best known for developing the Bike Park at Whistler –Blackcomb in Canada. The highly respected firm is the leader in the design of safe, sustainable, progressive, mountain bike parks. “We chose to partner with the best in the industry,” said Chip Seamans, Resort President and General Manager. “Our Mountain Bike Park will develop and grow over the next few years as trails and amenities are added. Each trail requires time and attention; therefore, creating a park that will be unmatched in the east.” David Kelly of Gravity logic said, “We are very excited to work with a resort so close to New York City, Windham has a clear focus and the resort is a perfect venue for our design and style.”
The Bike Park is an important part of the Resort’s ongoing commitment to transition to a year round destination. Known as a family friendly winter resort, Windham will now offer summer recreation for all ages and abilities. The Resort’s Golf Course has undergone extensive renovations in the last two years and a year round spa and treatment center will open this winter.
The Windham Mountain Bike Park is also part of a larger vision for the community of Windham. A network of existing cross country trails is being expanded to provide 2-wheel access to restaurants, lodging properties, other attractions, and of course Windham Mountain. Visitors will be able to park their car for the duration of their visit and experience all the community has to offer.
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