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Sun Peaks Resort investing $350,000 in mountain bike trails

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April 17, 2019 - 1:00 PM

SUN PEAKS — This summer, bikers will notice new trails and upgrades coming to the bike park at Sun Peaks.

The mountain town resort has announced another $350,000 for the construction of several new mountain bike trails as well as upgrades to current trails, according to a Sun Peaks Resort press release.

“This investment is big for us. Building almost 12-kilometres of new trail that will appeal to riders of all types is the perfect way to celebrate our 20th anniversary of bike park operations,” Chief Marketing Officer of Sun Peaks Resort Aidan Kelly says in the release.

Riders can expect to see two additional free ride trails aimed at intermediate level riders along with improvements to beginner level trails and the addition of a brand new section of Steam Shovel which is the resort’s signature advanced jump line.

Bikers will also notice the completion of the new Progression Park zone, an area for both younger and entry level riders.

Along with the investment, the resort will continue running the Sunburst chairlift daily until 7 p.m. in the core summer months and extend the bike park season by running bonus weekends through September, the Resort says.

The Bike Park is also working close with the Sun Peaks Recreational Trail Association to develop cross-country biking trails in the area.

The bike park opens on Friday, June 21.

For more information on bike trails in Sun Peaks go here.

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