Valmont Bike Park
Valmont Bike Park Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary
Valmont Bike Park has been open for over one year! Check out this press release from the City of Boulder for more info.
Events at Valmont Bike Park
There is some cool stuff happening at Valmont this season! Don't miss out on great clinics, races, festivals and more! Check out our Calendar of Events - see you there!
Valmont Bike Park is actively maintained to keep the jumps and trails running well and safely. This means sections of the park and certain lines may be closed from time to time. Stay up to date on Park conditions and closures:
- on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ValmontBikePark
- follow @bikevalmont on Twitter: http://twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=bikevalmont
Learn your way around Valmont
- Don't miss our Calendar of Events - look for the green bar signifying Valmont Bike Park Events
- Check out a Trail Map of the park see all the awesome trails Valmont has to offer
- Read our Blog for feature stories & of course some sick photos of riders at the park
- Safety first. Period. Take a look at these tips about how to stay safe while shredding at Valmont
- Join the crew: Volunteer for the Park Host Program and be a part of team that makes Valmont a great place to ride!
- It started with a vision and team of amazing people! Learn about the History of Valmont Bike Park
Volunteer at the Park
Valmont Bike Park Hosts:
Volunteers are needed throughout the summer. We expect that all summer long, folks will be flocking to this park to enjoy the world-class new facility, but might be a little at a loss on exactly which jump lines are right for them or the best way around the Glade trails. That's where you come in. City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department has asked for your help. They want to train up some people as Park Hosts to know the park backwards and forwards, so that you can then convey that info to the general public. The Parks Department needs you to understand the layout of the park so you can tell XC and DJ riders where to go, so you can help people understand that different park features are built for different ability levels, and so you can answer people's questions about the park and keep everything running smoothly. More Info and Sign up to be a Valmont Bike Park Host
Boulder Mountain Bike Alliance and the Park
The park was built by the City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department on land acquired with a ballot inititive in 1996. In 2006, the Parks Department sought community wide input on the best use of Valmont Park site and they recognized the demand for in town cycling. Park construction was planned, and construction began in March 2010. The land consists of 132 acres, 40 of which are being developed as a bike park on the corner of Valmont and Airports Roads.
Boulder Mountainbike Alliance stepped up to help the city develop the land into a bike park, and began fundraising to supplement the funds approved by the taxpayers. It has been a long road, but between the combined fundraising and grant writing by Parks and BMA, we have raised over $500,000 for bike park construction.
We are fortunate to have many passionate, generous community members. These were highlighted by $295,000 from GOCO, $50,000 from the Dalbey Foundation, and $30,000 from Pearl Izumi. The $5 bills thrown in our donation buckets at events were the icing on the cake. We are grateful for the support. Your donations have made a huge impact in creating this world class community asset. Boulder Mountainbike Alliiance is proud to help our Parks and Recreation Department in this endevour.