Mountain Biking Begins Friday, June 26
As an extension to the 300+ miles of single track offered here in Central Oregon, The Mt. Bachelor Bike Park offers lift served access to more than a dozen miles of downhill oriented trails. Our beginner lift, Little Pine serves as a great introduction to the bike park for all ability levels. From there, riders can progress to Pine Marten Express where a combination of machine built and single track trails provide a thrill for any adventurous spirit - from intermediate runs to advance double black diamond trails.
EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2020 — In accordance with Governor Brown’s statewide face mask requirement, Mt. Bachelor is also requiring all guests wear face masks/coverings in all lift lines and while loading/exiting lifts. Please note: A full face helmet does not meet the requirement of having a face covering in the lift line.
WHAT TO EXPECT — COVID-19 SUMMER OPERATIONS
What to expect when biking, hiking, dining or enjoying the new Mt. Bachelor ZipTour zip line at Mt. Bachelor during summer 2020? We’re thrilled to open for our passholders and guests, with no current capacity constraints or required reservations beyond activities that typically require reservations (E.g. Sunset Dinner, zip line, Gravity Camps), but all guests need to be aware of new protocol and policies in place to maintain safety and physical distancing guidelines. Personal responsibility is a core action required to successfully maintain summer operations. Guests are expected to adhere to all guidelines set in place by Mt. Bachelor or will be asked to leave the resort and risk future pass suspension or issuance of a Notice of Exclusion / Trespass. We ask that everyone Be Kind, Be Smart and Be Respectful. See ya this summer
Reservations are only required for Gravity Bike Camps, ZipTour zip line (unless day of space is available) and Sunset Dinners. Advance reservations for RV camping, mountain bikes and equipment are encouraged, otherwise equipment is first-come, first-serve.
Guests can choose to ride solo, two to a chair or guests that “arrived together may ride together”. Bikes will be loaded by guests, and at the top of chairlift bikes will be placed in a bike rack by Mt. Bachelor staff, who will be wearing gloves. Guests will notice additional signage encouraging physical distancing and lift operations expectations.
Our new ZipTour zip line is dual-line, with lines 6 feet 9 inches apart. Ample signage will guide guests and indicate 6 feet physical distancing. ZipTour guides wear masks when interacting with guests and wear gloves when interacting with trolleys. Each Zip line guest helmet, harnesses and trolley will be cleaned between uses with Terra Nova approved products.
We’re pleased to offer food & beverage options at multiple outlets in the West Village base area and Pine Marten Lodge. Clearing Rock Bar, Scapolo’s and Sunset Dinners give a range of counter service and sit down dining options for guests. Reservations for Sunset dinners are required through OpenTable.
Sanitizer will be readily available for guests and payment and ordering practices have changed to enable physical distancing and minimize contact. Mt. Bachelor’s food and beverage outlets follow CDC and State of Oregon guidelines in regards to physical distancing, and all of our food and beverage staff have state regulated food handler’s certifications and have been given training in regards to COVID 19 precautions.
Gravity Sports offers 6,000 square feet of retail space for guests to browse winter close-out products and pick up the latest summer offerings. Limited capacity may be enforced to ensure 6 feet of physical distancing. Guests will notice plexiglass shields at open registers. Per the Oregon Health Authority, some retail items may be restricted from being tried on before purchase.
Food and Beverage will be available in both West Village and Pine Marten Lodge (see Food & Beverage detailed information). Restrooms will be available in all open lodges, and hand washing is available both inside bathrooms and at outdoor washing stations. Bathrooms will be cleaned according to CDC and OHA guidelines.
Parking in the summer will all be based out of West Village. West Village will be set up the same as winter operations with the “plaza” set up as a foot traffic area. Guests will notice logs placed to prevent cars from entering the plaza combined with signage will allow guests to park themselves in a physically distant manner. ADA parking spots will be designated near tubing, which is the same location as winter operations.
We highly encourage advance reservation for RV powered hook-ups. All reservations, powered and non-powered, are done online by guests at www.mtbachelor.com/info/parking/. Powered RV spaces will now stagger at the electrical pedestals alternating to south and north like the checkerboard parking plan. All non-powered RV camping will be self-serve, as usual. Campers will notice portable hand washing stations that will be located near the plaza for anyone using either the garbage bins or the shower token machine.
Mt. Bachelor's Newest Advanced Jump Line Trail
Built by Dirt Mechanics, professional downhill mountain biker Kyle Jameson, and the dedicated Mt. Bachelor Bike Park crew in 2019, Redline is Mt. Bachelor's newest advanced, jump line trail. One of the Northwest's favorite lift-accessed, black diamond trails is created from a downhill biker's dream with minimal pedaling and a variety of berm jumps, rollers, and table tops. Utilizing the natural terrain under Red Chair to create a gravity-fed, adrenaline-pumping ride down the mountain, Redline is a flowy jump trail that is unlike any other lift-served downhill trail in Oregon.
Check it out:
EVERYTHING YOU NEED
We have a fleet of Santa Cruz rental bikes featuring downhill and enduro bikes, trail and fat bikes as well as youth bike rentals.
Gravity Bike Camps, specifically for kids and teens, are offered in July and August and book quickly! These week-long summer camps offer campers expert, focused instruction while also improving their skills, gaining confidence, and having fun doing it. Registration is now open!
Inside the Mountain Gateway building at the base of the bike trails, Gravity Sports is stocked with helmets, gloves, jerseys, shorts and pads for sale. Our friendly team can help get you outfitted to ensure that your day on the trails is comfortable, safe and fun!
If your bike needs service or repair, visit our professional staff at the bike tune & repair shop located on the upper level of the Mountain Gateway building near the base of Pine Marten lift. For the "do-it-yourself" types, parts will also be available for purchase.
ALL MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK PASS
LITTLE PINE BIKE PARK PASS
THE TRIPLE TICKET
BIKE PARK RULES AND SAFETY INFORMATION
The following items are required in order to ride a bike in Mt. Bachelor's Downhill Bike Park:
- Chairlift ticket
- Closed-toe shoes
- A bike with functioning front and rear brakes
The following items are strongly recommended when riding in Mt. Bachelor's Downhill Bike Park:
- A bike with full suspension (at least 5" of travel)
- A bike with disc brakes
- Full-face helmet
- Armor/padding and gloves
Mt. Bachelor is not responsible for damaged equipment; use this terrain at your own risk.
Know and follow the code, it is your responsibility. Below are the top three ways to staying safe in the Bike Park. The full Responsibility Code can be found HERE .
- Stay in Control
- Know Your Limits
- Protect Yourself