DISCOVER: Never-Ever / Beginner

Suggested Lesson

  • Little Dabbers (2 to 4 years old)
  • Trail Sitters (5 to 6 years old)
  • FreeRide Program (7 to 12 years old)
  • Learn to Ride (7+)
  • Step Up (7+)
  • Private Ride (all ages)

Rider Experience

  • No experience in a downhill (DH) mountain bike park.
  • Limited mileage on city streets and paved bike paths.
  • Little experience on a mountain bike and/or terrain such as dirt roads and man-made gravel bike trails.
  • Average balance and control on a bike and can control the use of hand brakes.
  • Limited to no experience in DH mountain bike parks.
  • Some experience on green technical trails (easy gradient with roots and/or rocky terrain) and are able to ride comfortably at slower speeds.
  • Very limited to no mileage in the Mt. Washington Bike Park.
  • You are able to control your bike but you have challenges with roots, rocks, and/or narrow single track.
  • Good balance and control on a bike and can control the use of hand brakes.

Suggested Trails / Areas

  • Learning Centre courtyard
  • Skills Park
  • Greenline
  • Panda Garden
  • Hwy 19
Lift tickets at Mt. Washington Bike Park range from a full day, 4-hour afternoon, or a quick 2-hour after work visit. Mount Washington has implemented an RFID lift ticketing system, this makes your ride access through our gates smooth and increase your laps in the bike park. Enjoy riding the only lift access mtn bike park on Vancouver Island.

LEVEL 1: Novice

Suggested Lesson

  • FreeRide Program (7 to 12 years old)
  • Step Up (7+)
  • Private Ride (all ages)

Rider Experience

  • Ridden a DH mountain bike park once or twice.
  • Already a capable rider and may have taken a course before.
  • Have a fair amount of experience riding XC but not as much DH.
  • Can ride any green trails and some blue with confidence, although you occasionally find challenging sections.
  • No jumping or drop experience but you can ride, balance, change gears and brake without thinking about it.
  • Looking to learn how to drop and jump safely.
  • Looking to improve your confidence for more technical trails, roots, and rocky sections.

Suggested Trails / Areas

  • Skills Park
  • Greenline
  • Panda Garden
  • Hwy 19
Lift tickets at Mt. Washington Bike Park range from a full day, 4-hour afternoon, or a quick 2-hour after work visit. Mount Washington has implemented an RFID lift ticketing system, this makes your ride access through our gates smooth and increase your laps in the bike park. Enjoy riding the only lift access mtn bike park on Vancouver Island.

LEVEL 2: Intermediate

Rider Experience

  • Comfortable on all green and blue technical and flowing trails with jumps and drops and can comfortably ride the blue wide flowing blue trails with rollers and easy jumps in the Mt. Washington Bike Park.
  • Comfortable at slower speeds on technical blue trails with roots and loose rocks and tight single track.
  • More experience on a XC Mountain bike than DH bike.
  • Able to ride on green and blue trails with confidence.
  • Comfortable on a variety of terrain including roots, rocks, and technical trail features.
  • Ready to improve your style, get comfortable with steeper more technical trails, doing jumps/drops, and higher speed cornering.
  • Limited jumping or drop experience.

Suggested Lesson

  • FreeRide Program (7 to 12 years old)
  • Step Up (7+)
  • Private Ride (all ages)

Suggested Trails / Areas

  • Skills Park
  • Blue Hammer
  • Hwy 19
  • Call it In / Mix It Up
Lift tickets at Mt. Washington Bike Park range from a full day, 4-hour afternoon, or a quick 2-hour after work visit. Mount Washington has implemented an RFID lift ticketing system, this makes your ride access through our gates smooth and increase your laps in the bike park. Enjoy riding the only lift access mtn bike park on Vancouver Island.

LEVEL 3: Advanced

Rider Experience

  • Can ride almost anything, from single track to downhill. You are confident at riding black trails and some double black, both technical and flow trails with jumps and drops.
  • Can ride blue trails and some black XC or technical singletrack. Able to handle small drops, roots, rocks and steeper, descending terrain.
  • Some jumping or drop experience.
  • Able to ride smoothly, retain balance, change gears and brake comfortably at higher speeds and on steeper and rougher terrain.
  • Working towards improving jump, drop and cornering skills to handle the harder blue and black flow trails.
  • Looking to improve your jumping technique, drops, and being able to ride technical trails. You are interested in getting faster, more stylish, and discerning line selection.

Suggested Lesson

  • Private Ride (all ages)

Suggested Trails / Areas

  • Skills Park
  • Hwy 19
  • Blue Hammer
  • Call It In / Mix It Up
  • Helter Skelter
  • Time Warp
  • The Wiz
  • Back in Black (experts only)
  • Monster Mile (experts only)
  • Straight Shot (experts only)
Lift tickets at Mt. Washington Bike Park range from a full day, 4-hour afternoon, or a quick 2-hour after work visit. Mount Washington has implemented an RFID lift ticketing system, this makes your ride access through our gates smooth and increase your laps in the bike park. Enjoy riding the only lift access mtn bike park on Vancouver Island.

BIKE PARK DAY TICKETS

Purchasing mountain bike trails lift tickets at Mt. Washington Bike Park that range from a full day, 4-hour afternoon, or a quick 2-hour after work visit. NEW this year, Mount Washington has implemented an RFID lift ticketing system. Enjoy riding the only lift accessible mountain bike park on Vancouver Island.
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