Discovery Bike Park is a fun, challenging course designed for experienced and novice mountain bikers and park riders. The park is located on the backside of Discovery and drops riders approximately 1,050 vertical feet. Features include wall rides, bridges, jumps, logs and drops. The park is professionally maintained to smooth out jarring ruts and washboarding for a true pro-style experience. Inexperienced riders will have an opportunity every Saturday to learn new downhill skills during a 2 hour lesson from 11-1 pm.
For those looking for a warm-up, there will be a hill climb for riders to access the park with hair-raising descents and plenty of single track. For riders wanting to power themselves up the mountain, the trail-use-only ticket is just $5. Or jump on the Silver Chief Chairlift for $32.
Discovery Bike Park is accessed via Old Sawmill Gulch Road off Montana Highway 1 just south of Philipsburg.
|OPEN:||June 18 – Mid October|
|Saturdays and Sundays only||11 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
|Trail Use Only:||$5|
|Single Ride Park Pass:||$12|
|All Mountain Day Pass:||$32|
Please Note: Riders must be at least 7 years of age. Helmets are required. Rental equipment is not available on the mountain, so be sure you have everything. Privileges will be revoked for breach of Discovery MTB Code.
Discovery MTB Code
RULES AND SAFETY
Discovery Bike Park is not intended or maintained for novice and beginning riders. It contains pro-level features and terrain appropriate only for riders at an intermediate, advanced or pro level. Before riding always inspect your equipment or have it checked by a qualified bike mechanic.
- Ensure your helmet is in good shape and properly adjusted.
- Inspect bike frame for cracks and damaged or dented areas.
- Ensure your brakes are adjusted properly to stop your bike while descending.
- Front and rear axles should be tight.
- Headset and stem must be secure with no looseness or play.
- Check that your tires are in good condition, with no tears or cuts in the sidewall.
- Handle bar and handle grips must be tight and unable to spin. Seat and seat post need to be fastened securely.
- Review trail maps accurately depicting mountain bike trails and appropriate levels of difficulty.
- Note and respect on-mountain trail signage and difficulty ratings.
- Sample ‘difficulty’ features at tops of runs. The most difficult feature or technical skill that a rider will face on a trail should be at the top so that it acts as a “filter” to discourage those who may not have the skill to ride that particular area.
MOUNTAIN BIKERS RESPONSIBILITY CODE
- Plan and dress appropriately for the weather. The lift may be shut down in the event of proximate lightning strikes and refunds will not be given for weather related closures.
- Stay in control at all times. It is your responsibility to avoid other persons and objects around you.
- Do not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
- When entering a trail or starting downhill, you must look uphill and yield to other riders.
- Please assist if you are involved in or witness a collision or accident and identify yourself to the Bike Patrol.
- Keep off closed areas and obey all signs and warnings.
- Stay on marked trails. Do not cut switchbacks.
- Stay off lifts and out of the Bike Park if your ability is impaired through the use of drugs or alcohol.
- You must have sufficient physical dexterity, ability and knowledge to safely ride and unload lifts. If in doubt, ask the attendant.
- Hiking in the Bike Park is not permitted.
- Do not feed, provoke or approach wildlife.
KNOW THE CODE – BE SAFETY CONSCIOUS – IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY