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Sunday River Bike Park

The Sunday River Bike Park is a downhill rider's playground with 20 miles of lift-serviced terrain. Best suited for intermediate and advanced riders, our terrain is quite technical but with the Mountain Bike School, new and novice downhillers ages 10 and older (with prior bike experience) can learn the skills necessary to ride safely and confidently.

Intermediate riders can choose between moderate single track options, slick rock, jump lines, and flow trails. Last summer, Sunday River's Park Crew improved the intermediate Flatten 'Em trail by widening it from 12 inches wide to about 36 inches wide and added banks, berms, jumps and rolls. According to Bike Park Director Steve Boulanger, "Flatten 'Em is now arguably the smoothest and definitely the widest trail Sunday River offers."

Options in the park really open up for advanced riders with plenty of technical single track, steep downhill trails, and manufactured terrain options. Mountain Bike Park MapOver the last few years, the park crew has been hard at work adding new trails and creating machine-built terrain including jumps, berms, and flow trails, and adding log and bridge work. If you haven't visited Sunday River for a few years, now's the time to come back and find out what you've been missing.

The bike park is serviced by Sunday River's Chondola lift, which provides high-speed access to a trail network that covers the North Peak and South Ridge areas of the resort, with longer trails branching out from the primary trail network. 

To make a night of it, check out our summer lodging rates starting at $159 per room. 

Summer Trail Closures: Please note that Tango & Crash and the Not Trail will be closed this summer as the resort installs a new chairlift on Spruce Peak. Three Mile Trail and Summit Traverse will also experience some closures throughout the summer as a result of lift construction. 

Bike on Trail

Mountain Bike School

For new downhillers, minimally experienced beginners, or intermediates looking to improve, the Mountain Bike School is a great option for you. We offer 90-minute clinics that include a bike rental from Specialized, a helmet, and instruction. Under the tutelage of a PMBIA-Certified Coach, new riders go from crashing to crushing in no time, and more experienced downhillers can focus on specific skills and maneuvers.  Please note that the minimum age for the Mountain Bike School is 10 years old, but it is recommended that riders are comfortable on a bicycle and are roughly five feet tall if using one of our rentals. Classes begin at 10AM, 12:30PM, and 2PM. Space is limited and reservations are recommended. Call 800-543-2754 to reserve your spot in class.

Pricing:

Tickets 

Day Ticket Season Pass
Adult (ages 13 & up)  $35 $269*
Junior (ages 12 & younger) $20 $139*
Trail Access Only (no lift access - all ages - does not include bike or rental equipment) $10  -

Group rates on lift access and trail access passes are available for parties of 12 or more with a minimum 48 hours advanced reservations.

*17/18 New England and Sunday River Season Passholders save 50% on Bike Park Season Passes

Bike School 

90-Minute Adult Clinic (ages 13 and older) $69
90-Minute Junior Clinic (ages 12 and younger) $59

*All clinics include Specialized bike rental, helmet, lift access, and instruction. Participants can keep their bike, lift ticket, and equipment to ride the rest of the day for an additional fee ($69 ages 13 and up, $59 ages 12 and under).

Rentals

Full-suspension                                               $80
Helmet Rental $10


Hours of Operation

June 29 - July 4 Daily 10AM-4PM (including July 3 and July 4)
July 5 - September 3 Thursdays - Sundays 10AM-4PM
September 9 - October 8 Saturdays and Sundays 10AM-4PM

 *Please note that the Mountain Bike School will not offer classes during River Rock Festival (July 7-8), Tough Mountain Challenge (July 29), until 11:30AM during Mini Mountain Challenge (July 30), or  Fall Festival (October 7-8). 

ServicesBike on Rocks

Lift tickets, bike rentals (including our new e-bikes), bike repairs, food & beverage, and all other bike services are all based out of Sunday River Sports in the South Ridge Lodge. 

*Only bikes with front and rear brakes are permitted to load the lift; full-suspension bikes are recommended for the majority of the bike park terrain. We offer a fleet of full-suspension downhill mountain bike rentals from Specialized.