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"Angry Pirate" Trail Demonstrates Mountain Bikers' Attitudes

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Old June 6th 08, 03:38 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
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Default "Angry Pirate" Trail Demonstrates Mountain Bikers' Attitudes

The bike park knows what will attract mountain bikers, who, in fact,
ARE angry pirates. Etc.



Whistler Mountain bike Park INTRODUCES ‘THE Sampler’ TO TARGET THE ‘I
New focus in Bike Park on all-round riding experiences for different
levels of riders Author: Whistler BlackcombCreated: 2008-06-05
15:19:41Location: Whsitler, BC
The Whistler Mountain Bike Park has introduced a new ticket product
designed to attract more all-round riders to the park. The Sampler, as
the name implies, offers riders a chance to get their feet dirty
before fully jumping in, by providing them with three runs in the

“The Whistler Mountain Bike Park is not just for the hardcore downhill
mountain biker,” says Brian Finestone Whistler Mountain Bike Park
Manager. “While it’s true that the Park appeals to this element, it
also offers fantastic riding experiences for all kinds and levels of
riders. This ticket has been designed to encourage those riders who
say, “I am not a Park rider,” to give it a try. We believe that they
will be surprised and impressed with the breadth of riding experiences
we have to offer.”

Recently, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park has focused on building and
enhancing trails designed for a wide variety of riders. New additions
like Crank It Up, Karate Monkey, and Blue Velvet as well as
improvements to B-Line, Angry Pirate, Devil’s Club and other trails
are providing smoother, more rhythmical riding, perfect for the
emerging trend of lightweight, medium travel all-mountain bikes.

In total there are more then 25 intermediate or beginner trails in the
Whistler Mountain Bike Park and two intermediate/beginner skill zones
to practice in before heading out onto the trails. Furthermore,
construction plans for 2008 call for the addition of more all-mountain
riding experiences both in the lower Park and in the Garbanzo zone, so
stay tuned.

“Riders shouldn’t let the massive features in the Boneyard and GLC
drops give the wrong impression; the Whistler Mountain Bike Park
offers amazing trails for all kinds and levels of riders,” says
Finestone. “The Sampler is an inexpensive way for riders to come on up
and check it out.”

The Sampler costs $22 for adults, $20 for youth/senior and $11 for
children and is available until June 27. The lift ticket is valid for
three lift rides per day, resulting in more than 3,400 vertical feet
of riding pleasure, and can be purchased at ticket windows at the base
of the Park.
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