Silver Star Bike Park has 50 kilometres of downhill mountain bike trails with more than 600 berms and 300 jump features.

Silver Star Bike Park has 50 kilometres of downhill mountain bike trails with more than 600 berms and 300 jump features.

Silver Star mountain bike park recognized

Bike park has secured second place in the annual MTBParks Riders Choice Awards

Silver Star’s mountain bike park has secured second place in the annual MTBParks Riders Choice Awards for Western Canada for the third year in a row.

Riders Choice winners are selected based on input from mountain bikers throughout Canada and the U.S. who participate in a survey delving into every aspect of their favourite trails and destinations.

“The award is a great way to kick off summer,” said Cam Sorensen, bike park manager.

“Right now, we’re starting to get the park ready – installing bike carriers on the Comet chair and looking forward to getting out to prep the trails in a few weeks. There are big expansion plans for this summer with continuing work on our signature 30-plus kilometre XC loop, Beowulf, which is designed to be a destination ride. We’re also going to be rebuilding Rock Star.”

This year’s Riders Choice award comes on top of Silver Star’s silver level ride centre status from the International Mountain Bicycling Association and third-place ranking from North America by unofficialnetworks.com.

Silver Star’s bike park operations start with an early season bonus weekend June 18 and 19, and full summer operations start June 23.