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Valmont Bike Park

Valmont Bike Park Frequently Asked Questions: 

Valmont Bike Park is located at 3160 Airport Rd. There are parking lots located off of both Airport Road and Valmont Road. Valmont Bike Park offers riding for multiple disciplines and abilities. For more information on items you might need to know before visiting us please watch the "Know Before You Go" video at http://vimeo.com/44254238.

1.      What are the park hours once it opens?  

The park will be open daily from 5:00 am to 11:00 pm daily. The park may be closed occasionally due to special events, for maintenance or weather/trail conditions. Closures will be posted at the park and on Valmont Bike Park Facebook page

2.      Is there be a fee to use the bike park?

Individual use of the park is FREE--there is no charge for admission. A fee will be assessed for groups, rentals, events and commercial uses. Four areas are available for rent at Valmont Bike Park. The Hub Plaza Picnic Area and the Hub Plaza Shelter are both located off of the Airport Road parking lot. The Glades Picnic Area and Glades Shelter are both located off of the Valmont Rd. parking lot. Reservation Fees: $100-$150 for up to three hours including set up and clean up time.

3.      How can I donate to and support Valmont Bike Park?

Donations can be made at http://www.valmontbikepark.org. The Parks and Recreation Department will offer a $10 voluntary annual pass to support the cost of the park's staff and maintenance. We also appreciate donations in the form of volunteer man-hours. If you are interested in volunteering please email us at valmontbikepark@bouldercolorado.gov.

4.      Can I rent Valmont Bike Park for a special event, group ride or private class?

Programming opportunities are be available at Valmont Bike Park. The current contracted programs are ran through Avid4Adventure and Lee Likes Bikes. These programs include, private and group instruction, camps, and Skills Clinics. If you are interested in holding a program or group activity please contact us at valmontbikepark@bouldercolorado.gov.

5.      Who are the people that ride around with name plates and orange jerseys?

Through a partnership with the Boulder Mountain Bike Patrol, U.S. Forest Service, Boulder County Open Space, and the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, Valmont Bike Park is a part of the areas that these trained volunteers patrol offering information, some minor repair, and help to the public.

6.      Can I rent a bike or helmet at the park?

Bike and helmet rentals will NOT be available at the park, but there are several local bike shops that offer rentals.

7.      Why are the sprinklers on?

During the Spring, Summer, and Fall, the property is irrigated to assist with the durability of the trails and ensure the health of the vegetation. Because the trails have certain moisture content needs, we have to water for short increments throughout the day, meaning that you may incur some water when you are riding.

8.      Do I have to wear a helmet? Pads?

Safety First! The City of Boulder highly recommends wearing helmets and protective gear when riding in the park.

9.      Is there be a concession stand? Or vending machines?

There is a vending machine on site that accepts cash and all major credit cards.

10.  Does the bike park have restrooms?

Yes, there are ADA Accessible year-round restrooms available in the park's plaza. As well as a drinking fountain that operates seasonally.

11.  How old do you have to be to use the bike course?

There is no age requirement to participate at the park, but minors 12 years old and younger should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

12.  Who should I call if I get injured at the park?

Please call 911 for all emergencies and remember to convey the closest trail and parking lot. There is no onsite medical assistance.

13.  Can I run on the trails or do I have to be on a bike?

      The trails within the park are designed specifically for bike use - and walking or running on the trails is discouraged.

14.  Can I bring my dog to the park? On the trails?

      Dogs are welcome at the nearby dog park, located on the northeast corner of Valmont City Park - but should not be brought to the Valmont Bike Park or on any of its trails for safety reasons. It is against the law to leave your dog tied up unattended as well as leaving your dog off leash.

 

15.  Can I ride my bike to the park?

Yes, the park is easily accessible by bike using Boulder's network of multi-purpose trails and bike lanes. The City of Boulder has a route-finding website, http://www.gobikeboulder.net/, that will help you find the safest and fastest route to Valmont Bike Park. There are bike racks located by the restrooms and on the south side by the storage building.

16.  Is it safe to ride the bike park's jumps and features?

Cyclists ride the park at their own risk. Off-road cycling is inherently dangerous. All riders must take personal responsibility for their own safety and actions at the park. Please obey all park signs and do not attempt features that are beyond your skill level.

17.  Why do you close the park?

The trails require a certain moisture content in order to not fall apart. However, in times of heavy rain or snow, the amount of moisture falling from the sky can be excessive, causing the trails to be overly wet. If they are ridden on at this time, it can cause serious problems, and future safety concern. During the summer these periods can be brief, however in the cooler times of the year, especially during the freeze/thaw cycles it can take a lot of time for the ground to dry out. We appreciate your patience during these times, and trust us—we would rather be open too.

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