FAMILY FRIENDLY BIKE PARK
Child Care & Preschool CenterChild care is available Monday through Friday at the Children’s Center. Call 575-377-4213 for rates and availability.
Family Package$89 per person: Includes lesson, rentals, & lunch!
Learn to ride downhill with your family!
Most children who are able to ride a 20" bike with confidence will be ready for this package.
Offered 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and includes a three (3) hour lesson, half-day bike rentals, all the protection equipment necessary to tackle the mountain, one (1) day lift ticket and lunch at the Summit Haus.
Call 575-377-4320 to book in advance.
Minimum 4 people, maximum 10 people.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSWHAT IS A BIKE PARK?
A bike park is a network of trails that take advantage of the natural elevation loss of a mountain. The trails in a bike park are designed to ride with very little pedaling as riders flow downhill for the vast majority of a trail. When riders reach the bottom of a trail, they ride the Chile Express back to summit (bike is placed on chairlift) and start again.
ARE THE SKI TRAILS THE BIKE TRAILS? ARE THEY JUST AS STEEP?
No. While some bike park trails occasionally cross a ski trail, the majorities of trails are in the woods and run perpendicular to the slope of the mountain.
DO BIKE PARK TRAILS HAVE RATINGS?
Yes. Bike Park trails are modeled after ski trail ratings and are designated into one of three categories:
Green Circle: Beginner trails with mild gradients, open turns and a wide trail base.
After a short fundamental skills session taught by one of our instructors, almost anyone who has ridden a bike before can be comfortable on a green trail.
Blue Square: Intermediate trails are steeper, have tighter turns and often have natural and man-made features.
Black Diamond: Expert trails are very steep and have advanced features including large drops, jumps, narrow bridges, rock gardens, etc.
I HAVE AN 8 YEAR OLD BIKE IN MY GARAGE THAT HAS FRONT SUSPENSION.
CAN I RIDE IT IN THE BIKE PARK?
Not a good idea. Bike Parks are designed for full suspension downhill or freeride specific bikes. Bike technology has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years and today's bikes possess numerous features to make your Bike Park experience both safe and enjoyable. These features include advanced suspension systems, hydraulic disc brakes, strong frame materials and they're built using specific geometric standards necessary for Downhill riding positions. Need a bike? Head on over to the Angel Fire Bike Shop and check out our top of the line rental fleet from Specialized, Devinci, GT, & Transition.
ARE MY CHILDREN OLD ENOUGH TO RIDE IN THE BIKE PARK?
Most children who can ride a 20" bike with confidence will be ready for the Family Package.