Powder Ridge partners with DirtSculpt to bring world-class bike park to Connecticut.
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Two Phase Expansion Plan for Bike Park Scheduled for Spring & Fall of 2018
Middlefield, CT. (January 18, 2018) Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort announced today it has signed an agreement with Dave King of Dirtsculpt LLC, one of the world’s best bike park builders to expand its mountain biking park. DirtSculpt has over 15 years of professional experience designing and building some of the world’s best bike parks and trails. In addition, Dirtsculpt has built courses for some of the biggest events in the biking industry including X-Games, Red Bull, TRA & Dew Tour just to name a few.
Dirtsculpt will put their expertise to work on designing and building a family friendly park that can be enjoyed by every level of biker and many different types of biking disciplines including Downhill, Enduro, dirt jump and BMX. “We are very excited to be working with Powder Ridge and to have one of our parks as a permanent fixture, something that riders can enjoy for years to come,” said Dave King, owner of Dirtsculpt. “Powder Ridge’s location between two of the largest markets, Boston and New York will give the sport exposure to a much larger audience.”
The approved scope of the project will include the following:
- Expansion and upgrading of seven (7) of the existing top to bottom downhill mountain biking trails including adding jumps, rollers, wooden features, wall rides and drops.
- Design & buildout of a 50,000 Sq. Ft. beginner’s skills area with berms, rollers, rock garden and features.
- Design and buildout of three (3) new top to bottom downhill trails, one for each level of biker (green, blue, black).
- Design and buildout of BMX/dirt jump park area with three (3) jump lines that are over 750 Ft. long and a pump track.
“The next level of mountain biking is finally coming to Southern New England” says Sean Hayes, CEO of Powder Ridge. “We have spent the last year working with Dave King and other industry experts to design an overall biking program that will make mountain biking more accessible to every level of rider”. The relaunch of the park will include a full suite of group and private lessons, summer camp & day trip programs, sponsored competitions, an expanded rental fleet for all levels of riders plus youth and adult meet-up group programs.
Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort is the first full service year-round urban mountain sports park and resort, featuring skiing, snowboarding, tubing, mountain biking and synthetic snow adventures for all ages. The 225-acre facility is centrally located in the heart of Connecticut at the junction of all the major throughways, providing easy access to the over 23 million people within a 90-mile radius. The newly renovated lodge houses the Marketplace for casual dining and large events. On the second floor of the lodge is the Ridgeside Tavern, Fire at The Ridge Restaurant, and 10 hotel rooms. The mountain has been upgraded with new snow making equipment, snow grooming vehicles, and updated aerial and surface lifts. The training center is the only Terrain Based Learning Facility in CT, which utilizes sculpted snow to give beginners high level skiing and riding sensations without the fear or risks of falling and stopping.
Dirtsculpt LLC is a Pennsylvania based company that specializes in the planning, design, and construction of trails, bike parks and competitive events. Dirtsculpt has over 15 years of professional experience designing and building some of the world’s best bike parks, events and trails. Dirtsculpt is a proud member of the Professional Trail Builders Association.
If you would like more information about this topic, call Laura Loffredo at (860) 894-2205 or contact Powder Ridge by email. For additional information concerning Dirtsculpt, call Dave King at (484) 515-6095.