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​​Headed to Colorado anytime soon? Might want to add this to your to-do list if you're close to Denver, as we just got word the Ruby Hill Bike Park is close to completion. Once they cut the tape, the new park will be one of the largest municipal bike parks in North America, at 7 acres, and feature a dirt jump area, slopestyle courses, pump tracks, a skills center and more. Details in the press release below.

—FredLikesTrikes
PRESS RELEASE

The Ruby Hill Bike Park Pre-Opening 4

Alpine Bike Parks is pleased to release that the 7 acre Ruby Hill Bike Park is in the final stages of completion.

The official grand opening date of the bike park is on July 23rd at 11am.

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The Ruby Hill Bike Park will be one of the largest municipal bike parks in North America. Much to the acclaim of setting the industry standard; Valmont Bike Park in neighbouring Boulder, Alpine Bike Parks was the go to bike park contractor for the Ruby Hill project in Denver, Colorado. Alpine has had their heads down stacking, packing, and moving earth into what will be an all-around engaging bike park for all users. Alpine Bike Parks ensures overall project fulfillment and is in the concluding stages of delivering a world class bike park.

The Ruby Hill Bike Park and loop trail features a series of terrain features specifically designed to promote a progressive riding and learning experience for novice riders up through expert riders. Alpine's scope of work included building highly specialized trails and riding features, jumps, pump tracks, drop zones, and custom rock features for developing riding skills in the bike park and along the loop trail in a stunning setting in Denver, Colorado.

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Goodland Construction sub contacted Alpine Bike Parks in the fall of 2015 to construct the specialized bike park features and a long loop trail that wraps around the entire foot print of Ruby Hill Park. The loop trail will connect the bike park to revamped playgrounds, the Levitt Pavilion – an outdoor amphitheater that will host 50 free concerts every year – and traditional park amenities.

The loop line alone covers 2+ miles and swoops and swerves down some dynamic flow trail zones and keeps it creative with engineered trail features throughout.

The skill development zone caters to entry level riders and has all the fundamental features that will garner rider understanding and teach the elemental principles of g-force comprehension. The pump tracks keeps the g-force principal prevalent and is a perfect place for users to generate momentum and keep speed.

A drop zone with 3 levels of difficulty are situated high on the hill for a quick warm up before 4 slopestyle lines weave down Ruby Hill. From extra small to large, the slopestyle courses will provide a developmental area for users to work up to and sequentially progress down the hill.

The dirt jump portion of the park also mimics the overall step-by-step skill improvement idea, flowing freely in-between native pine trees the jumps will produce a lot of air time and with 4 dirt jump trails to pick from - it's going to be great to see the progression produced from this place.

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In the winter months Ruby Hill Park is a terrain park for skis, snowboards and sleds aplenty. Ruby Hill is the first free winter terrain park in a downtown area in the USA. So it only makes sense for the City of Denver to convert winter operations into summer action sport activities. Hence, The Ruby Hill Bike Park - the park is dressed up with all the fixings and then some.

The bike park is NOT open for riding, but feel free to go take a look!

The Ruby Hill Bike Park is located at South Platte River Drive and West Jewell Avenue in Denver, CO 80223.

All photography by Mr. Theodore Van Orman.

For more info visit www.alpinebikeparks.com

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