Bike Safety

Trail Levels

Downhill mountain biking involves a process of progression where you match your skill to the right trail. Our Trail Map shows the difficulty level from easiest to advanced. Work your way up to more advanced trails and features based on your progression, skill, and comfort level.

Understand there are also two types of trails as well: Freeride and Technical and both types range from Beginner to Expert.

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Freeride
Freeride trails are built by machines and contain man-made features including jumps, drops, gaps, wall rides, narrow surfaces, berms, and other natural or constructed features. Freeride trails are distinguished with an orange oval around the difficulty symbol.
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Technical
Technical trails are designed to embrace the rugged shape and terrain of the mountain, utilizing a majority of natural terrain features. Trails are typically hand-built and feature organic obstacles and stunts such as rocks, roots, logs, drops, jumps, and other natural or constructed features that require technical riding skills. Technical trails are identified by just their difficulty symbol.

What to Ride

Riding the Stevens Pass Bike Park is best enjoyed using a different type of mountain bike than you might be used to. Mountain bikes with full suspension for downhill riding will make your day in the park safer and way more fun.

Our Stevens Pass Bike Shop has a variety of premium downhill rental bikes available to rent.

How to Ride Smart

Whether it’s your first time in the park or it’s your first lap, it’s important to ride smart. Slow down before you speed up because crashes can happen often on your first lap. Ride a trail multiple times to get familiar with the features and equipment first so you can confidently push your limits without pushing your threshold. Use the pre-ride, re-ride, and free-ride system.

  1. Warm up the brain and body and inspect the trail at low speed
  2. Lap a trail a few times and get to know the flow of the features
  3. Start small and work your way up to faster speeds and larger features

Mountain Biker's Responsibility Code

Mountain biking involves the risk of serious injury or crash. Your knowledge, decisions and actions contribute to your safety and that of others.

ALWAYS:

  • Stay in control. You are responsible for avoiding objects and people.
  • Know your limits. Ride within your ability. Start small and work your way up.
  • Protect yourself. Use an appropriate bike, helmet and protective equipment.
  • Inspect and maintain your equipment. Know your components and their operation prior to riding.
  • Be lift smart. Know how to load, ride and unload safely. Ask if you need help.
  • Inspect the trails and features. Conditions change constantly; plan and adjust your riding accordingly.
  • Obey signs and warnings. Stay on marked trails only. Keep off closed trails and features. Ride in the direction indicated.
  • Be visible. Do not stop where you obstruct a trail, feature, landing or are not visible.
  • Look out for others. Look both ways and yield when entering or crossing a road or trail. When overtaking, use caution and yield to those ahead.
  • Cooperate. If involved in or witness to an incident, identify yourself to staff.

Know and Follow the Code. It is Your Responsibility. Park privileges revoked for breach of the Code.